1. maybe 10% of the building being retrofitted. 2. No medical use at all, renovating being done to make old cubicle area into offices for new engineering staff. New walls, dividers and such. 3. Same ole tennant, been in the building for as long as I can remmember. 4. All new ac unit trunks being pu in, same ac units though, no plenum cieling that I know about.
I have no clue how he can justify this, like I said this was an electrical inspector, not a building inspector or fire marshall.
Talked to inspector, because only 10% is being renovated now, permit that was pulled calls for over 50% of the building to be renovated. Work is being done in phases, rather than all at once, therefore romex must come out.
Question where is this one story commerical building? Is it in a fire zone? It could be a local code requirement. And possibly the original wiring in non-metallic sheath cable was not inspected or had a permit so the EC now has to straighten this problem out.