Professional Certification Programs are not new. They have been used successfully in New York City for decades, on many thousands of projects. In some jurisdictionsProfessional Certification is limited to very simple tenant improvement plans. In many cases these programs are optional; and design professionals can choose whether this is an appropriate strategy on a case by case basis. In o ...
PreApplication meetings can result in much greater efficiency for all parties involved: Design Professionals as well as the Builidng Department.
At it’s best, PreApplication Meeting bring to light issues and concerns early, and help avoid a ‘gotcha’ syndrome where issues come to light only after huge investments in time and money as plans are developed in detail.
Some locales provide this a ...
Expedite based on PROJECT TYPE
In many jurisdictions, certain Project Types are given an accellerated plan review
(such as Green/sustainable; SolarPV; Small additions/remodels; TI’s )
Expedite based on FEES PAID
Many jurisdictions offer a Expedited review process for additional fee (which can be justified by overtime for
regular staff; or contract services). Some building officials feel ...
is the submittal and review of design documents that occurs while the development of the documents is still in process. This may at first sound unworkable, but it has been proven as a very effective tool for permit processing of large, complex projects on a tight time line. To implement it successfully requires a disciplined and scripted plan; otherwise allowing a partially ...