Building Codes

2019-04-30T09:31:55-08:00By |Categories: Blog, Planning & Permits|Tags: , , |

WHAT IS A BUILDING CODE? Practically, it is the government’s official statement on building safety. Technically, it is a compendium of minimum safety standards arranged in a systematic manner (codified) for easy reference. It embraces all aspects of building construction––fire, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and drainage and grading. WHO NEEDS BUILDING CODES? We all

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About Permits

2019-04-30T09:36:26-08:00By |Categories: Blog, Planning & Permits|Tags: , , |

WHAT’S A BUILDING PERMIT? A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications. WHEN DO YOU NEED A PERMIT? The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call your local building department. Discuss your plans with the

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About Plan Check

2019-04-30T09:08:16-08:00By |Categories: Blog, Planning & Permits|Tags: , , |

WHAT’S A PLAN CHECK? Many construction projects including new construction, additions and remodels involve significant work. To ensure the designs for that work comply with the building codes and with local planning requirements the Building and Safety division will require that the plans be reviewed by one of our plan check engineers, prior to the

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