On new installations / additions to installations (and as a one man band set up) is it a requirement to submit design calculations for the installation to building control? are they REALLY interested in that sort of thing? I thought they had enough on their plate without looking for more work to sift through.
I met a person recently who said they had to submit calculations of a new domestic installation he was doing.
He submitted it, but as you can imagine without all the expensive calculation programs engineers are priviledged with, he had to do it manually.
This is the first time I had heard of this happening, I was just curious if this is the way things are going or was he just unfortunate of having someone difficult (which does happen).
I know for large scale industrial /commercial loads; calculations are submitted but this was a first.
What are the requirements? And should there be some form of calculation documentation around or on file on behalf of the installer?
Does make sense if you think about it, but also is a massive time consumer.