Contract Plan Review and Other Contract Services

Many jurisdictions use outside contract plan review firms to help them ‘balance’ work flows and stay on top of increasing lead times. Some jurisdictions use contract services for ALL plan review; and a few even contract for services of a building official and planning official.

What have your experiences been with Contract Plan review firms?

Have you worked in jurisdictions which have fully contracted for plan review?  Field inspection?  Building official?

Observations and comments?

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