Posts tagged with "building and code enforcement"
Occupant loading is not just a matter of how many people can be accommodated in a classroom. It is also how many people can be safely sheltered and evacuated. Whether performing a plan review or inspection, your Code professional does not dictate design, but they should be paying particular attention to this critical part of the overall program, Life Safety.
In construction, we are continually faced with shrinking budgets, compressed schedules, and expanding scopes. These are the realities that Owners, Design Professionals, and Contractors have come to accept. So while all of this juggling to balance the differing requirements and return on investment is taking place, here comes the Inspector. Some common misconceptions of Inspectors is that they are going to add costs to the job, state that you’ve been doing it wrong for years, or that you can’t do it a certain way in a particular area in spite of what they are doing allowing in neighboring counties.
HR Green’s Pete Vernon offers some excellent advice in a recent issue of the Journal of School Business Management on how to make appropriate contract choices related to code issues.
When a building is being constructed or modified, or an addition to an existing building is constructed within a community, municipal plan examiners will review the construction documents prior to issuing a permit. Building inspectors will visit the site at various times to ensure contractors are producing a safe and durable structure; adhering to the approved documents.
In the coming year, the IECC is due to be updated and the IAC is overdue to be updated as well. HR Green, Inc.’s Government Services professionals review and keep up with the changes in Building Codes and Code Enforcement. The Illinois Energy Conservation Code and the Illinois Accessibility Code are state mandated codes and HR Green urges leaders to stay informed of important changes.
HR Green is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract to provide plan review and inspection services to the Village of Shorewood, Illinois.
In a non-descript municipal office hundreds of building plans sit atop, under and around a small desk gathering dust, stacks of files, bound copies and boxes full of loose papers are stacked where a chair should be located. The recently retired building commissioner saved everything. However, he’s gone now and the reality of his “filing system” became a cumbersome challenge the city had to deal with.
HR Green is pleased to announce the opening of its third office in Southern California. The office is located in South Los Angeles County at the Torrance Business Center, 879 W 190th St #400, Gardena, CA 90248.