Building and Safety
- GS Interactive
- Laguna Hills, La Quinta, Palos Verdes Estates | California
“HR Green’s staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and works well with my staff. The firm consistently meets turnaround review schedules and delivers on-time inspections.”
– Community Development Director | Laguna Hills
The City of Laguna Hills sought a responsive firm that would be responsible for a variety of on-call engineering, inspection, and building and safety services. Initially, HR Green assessed Building and Safety processes and procedures for conformance with best practices. Our staff provides building and safety services, including the provision of a Building Official, inspectors, and plan reviewers for over-the-counter support, addressing technical questions, and assisting in the planning entitlement review process.
We also handle photovoltaic plan submittals electronically for a faster turnaround time complying with California state law. HR Green inspectors monitor the construction of commercial tenant improvements, new homes, solar, and OSHPD 3 requirements for patient care facilities.
In addition, HR Green has:
- Tailored inspection schedules and services depending on the needs of the community, offering same-day return inspections as needed.
- Created the City Building Department COVID 19 policy for issuing permits, plan reviews, and inspections to comply with the State and OC Health Department orders.
- Created policies and procedures for Remote Virtual Inspections (RVIs) during the pandemic.
- Updated building codes and amendments as needed.
- Successfully completed 3,767 reviews and achieved 98% plan review turnaround time schedule compliance.
- Augmented City staffing needs for permitting counter services.
The City’s Building Division needed assistance with remote as-needed structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plan reviews.
HR Green processes all plans and submittals electronically and comments are exchanged through the City’s automated permit processing system.
HR Green has expedited approval of complex land development projects; achieved a 99% success rate meeting or beating City’s aggressive turnaround review schedule; maintained positive collaboration with applicants/developers to maintain project momentum; facilitated seamless reviews and approvals within a 100% paperless environment, and maintained staff continuity to promote consistency and quality deliverables.
Palos Verdes Estates
The City required full-service consulting Building Services. HR Green serves as the Building Department, providing a Building Official and plan review manager onsite, giving the City access to the most technically up-to-date code information in the industry.
HR Green staff members consistently meet or beat plan review turnaround schedules, provide over-the-counter and electronic plan review, and achieve a 100% success rate on building and safety inspections within two-hour windows. Our staff members provide a “one-stop-shop” to achieve excellent customer satisfaction and implemented an electronic building permitting and community development system. Our inspectors monitor the construction of custom homes, commercial, tenant improvements, and grading operations that comply with applicable codes and design standards.
HR Green interfaces closely with the City’s permit technicians and has initiated best practices (e.g., new forms, tracking tools, electronic plan review, code updates, ADA transition plan, etc.
“I’ve worked directly with the Building and Safety staff from HR Green for over 2 years and continue to be impressed by their professionalism, expertise, and genuine best interest for the City, its residents, and contractors alike. From public inquiries to final inspection and the entire building process in between, the staff’s unwavering commitment to compliance, deadlines, and relationships is appreciated. I enjoy working with the staff daily thanks to their high level of communication and presence in the City and look forward to improving the safety of our City together.”
– Community Development Director | Palos Verdes Estates