Clients that have availed themselves of this service have realized that it actually takes less time to develop factual information and to allow fact-based determinations to be made on the front end.
At inception CSC consultants take steps to recognize potential building code related issues and work to develop the necessary information to get in front of the evaluation and determination process. Our efforts have served to control scope, professional design fees, timelines, and expectations. We utilize a proven system of basic steps that can work in almost any jurisdiction under almost any set of circumstances.
In closing, as building departments increase outsourcing of their plan review workloads to independent plan review resources, CSC’s proactive approach becomes even more valuable. Over the last several years we’ve found that communication between department heads and independent plan review resources is limited. If a design is outsourced for plan review, communication with the independent reviewer becomes more difficult. Therefore, proactively reaching a fact-based determination and the communication that documents those determinations follows the submittal so the independent reviewer can understand how and why certain determinations were made prior to plan submittal.