Why do I need to fill out a permit request form?
A permit is necessary in order for appropriate Berkeley Lab facilities support staff to have knowledge, documentation, and oversight of the condition of the physical facilities, as well as knowledge of which division is in what space at all times. Things to consider when determining if a permit is necessary are: Does it affect the building in any way (i.e.: electrical, plumbing, or heating/cooling, data, structural [walls, systems and modular furniture], etc.)? Is a person physically moving in or out of an office or area? (additional steps may be needed for personnel moves) If yes, then a permit is required. When in doubt, contact Facilities.
Do I need a permit to move furniture within my office?
No, provided no person (or people) is moving and no utilities (electrical, phones, data, etc.) are involved.
Do I need a permit for a repair?
No, generally repairs to Berkeley Lab property do not need a permit – a <a href=”http://workrequest.lbl.gov/”>work order request</a> is adequate. After an assessment, it may require the submission of a permit if conditions warrant.
Do I need a permit to paint my office/multiple offices or areas within my department?
Yes, since this involves an assessment of the area, when it was last painted, and general overall condition of the space in question. (CHECK ON THIS)
How long before I hear back about my work permit?
Our goal is to have an initial response within XXX business days of receipt of a properly “completed” FAC permit request in our office. Receipt of an incomplete permit or information on the request form may result in further delays. Please keep in mind that this 3-day period is for an initial response only. Different types of projects will take varying lengths of time. Please give as much notice as possible so we can provide the best service possible.
Who has to sign off on a permit?
The requester, the management for the requesting organization, and the appropriate XXXXXXXXXXX. All signatures are required. Incomplete permit forms cannot be processed and will be sent back to you for completion, which may result in delays.
Does Facilities move phones/data/computer lines?
No. IT/Telecommunications will physically move phones, their lines, as well as other networking equipment.
Do I need a permit to install new carpeting or flooring?
Perhaps, as this may involve the abatement of hazardous materials from the affected rooms.
I have an existing permit – can I use the same permit for additional work or do I need a new permit?
It depends on what the work is for – a time line for completion of each permit project or task should be developed by Facilities at the time of the issuance. If the additional work relates to your original project/permit the same permit number can be used. If the additional work is of a different nature, a new permit may be needed.