All U-M staff responsible for project design and project management should be familiar with the Codes and Regulatory Agencies guideline published by U-M Architecture, Engineering and Construction and must comply with the listed requirements for plan review, approval, and inspection by other federal, state, and University of Michigan (U-M) organizations. While the U-M has a great deal of regulatory autonomy, certain federal and state laws and regulations do apply to construction, remodeling, and renovation projects. Some laws and regulations apply to all U-M projects, while others apply only to specific types of occupancies.
The State of Michigan Bureau of Fire Services (MBFS), which is part of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, is the primary State agency that regulates fire safety. However, MBFS does not regulate fire safety in every U-M facility – they have adopted administrative rules that apply only to specific types of building occupancy and on the U-M campus this includes instructional, dormitory, health care, and child care center facilities. If a facility is not regulated by MBFS, then EHS Fire Safety Services (FSS) is considered the authority having jurisdiction to manage compliance with the Code and Regulatory Agencies guideline.
Determining State-Regulated Facilities
To determine if a General Fund facility or a space is a State-regulated facility, refer to the University of Michigan (U-M) Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Web site, Codes and Regulatory Agencies document. At the end of the document there is a list of State-regulated facilities.
State-regulated facilities or space under the U-M Health System (HS) jurisdiction are listed on the UMHS, Facilities Planning and Design (FP&D) Web page in the Supplemental Codes and Regulatory Agencies document.
|IF THE…||THEN THE SUBMITTAL GOES TO…|
|Facility is designated as a State-regulated facility and the scope of work involves construction, remodeling, or an addition to the facility||MBFS following Regulated Facilities section of this website|
|Facility is designated as a State-regulated facility and the scope of work ONLY involves:
NOTE: Maintenance does not include remodeling or upgrading of equipment or re-routing of piping.
|FSS following Non-Regulated Facilities section of this website|
|Facility is NOT designated as a State-regulated facility||FSS following Non-Regulated Facilities section of this website|