Plan Review Consultation
A plan review is the necessary evaluation of your project to ensure compliance with minimum standards, per current technical codes. You can consider it the process that makes you eligible for permit issuance. Though it may sound simple enough, it is important to protect your investment by having a consultation with experts. They can make sure your projects have the required permits to proceed without any unexpected,
and potentially costly, obstacles.
One of the best ways to ensure that all your objectives are being met in construction plan reviews is to have a pre-construction consultation. A pre-construction plan consultation gives you an overview of what services are needed and who will perform these services. In addition, it establishes an overall plan for and facilitates the continued forward motion of the building process.
Enjoy Green Building Methods With GreenWorks
If your goal is to incorporate Green, sustainable building methodologies into your structure, consider a pre-construction consultation. Green building methodologies start from the ground up, from the foundation to the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient. GreenWorks can assist you in applying Green principles to the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance phases of your building project.
A FEW GREEN BUILDING RESOURCES TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR CONSULTATION:
- Geothermal HVAC
- Insulated concrete foundation
- Insulation for non-SIP homes
- LED lighting
- Sealed crawl space
- Solar heating systems
- Solar panels
- Structural insulated panels
- Tankless water systems
- Use of reclaimed wood products
- Wind power
Building Plan Review
DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF PROPERTY, A BUILDING PLAN REVIEW MIGHT ADDRESS ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Life Safety
Engineering Plan Review
For this area of the plan review process, a structural engineer’s expertise is invaluable. Engineers possess the ability to analyze elemental factors that exert force on a property and its attached components. They are then able to determine whether or not the structure will hold up to and resist those forces. The engineering plan consultation gives an objective evaluation of the project and then recommends the most economical means of construction.
A structural engineer can help you complete a home renovation or new construction plan with the assurance that your building will withstand the surrounding forces. You don’t want to worry about walls collapsing or crumbling. You also don’t want to be concerned that your building might have structural issues due to harsh weather and natural disasters. The most important reason for consulting with an engineer is to ensure that your demolition or addition features are safe and code compliant.
A structural engineer will be able help you create a home renovation or new construction plan to make sure that the integrity of your building will withstand and won’t have any walls collapsing, they won’t crumble, and that your building won’t suffer from structural issues due to harsh weather and natural disasters. The most important reason to do a consultation with an engineer is so that they can ensure that your demolition or addition features are safe and meet codes.
In order for your project to meet specific building codes, your construction design has to be approved by a code enforcement officer. Standards differ from one agency to another; therefore, passing inspections and getting approvals can be time-consuming. Fortunately, engineers have the knowledge to guide you through the code compliance process and make it as uncomplicated as possible.
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