From the Author
This is information I wish someone could have given me when I started drafting residential design drawings and construction plans 30 years ago.
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CHECKLISTS CAN HELP SOLVE THE #1 CODE ENFORCEMENT PROBLEM NATIONWIDE... DEALING WITH INEPT, INADEQUATE, AND INCOMPLETE RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION PLAN INFORMATION.
FREE Inspection Checklists For Building Officials And Inspectors. Also For Builders & Remodelers; Architects & Engineers; Designers, Interns, & Students; Homeowners.
Building Officials’ most important responsibility is to safeguard the public’s health, safety, and welfare before, during, and after construction. A detailed Construction Plan Review is fundamental to that responsibility. Proper Plan reviews take time, focus, and fees – all in short supply today. The Building Codes get thicker and more complex. The time available to spend reviewing construction plans gets shorter. The management distractions due to reduced funds, smaller staff, and a more demanding public get greater.
Everyday your reputation, and your limited time are on the line. How will you be more responsible, get more done in less time, and with less staff? How will you be more objective with the builders, architects, engineers, and homeowners... and at the same time how will you demonstrate your professional skills and abilities to your supervisors and elected officials.
Simple... professional plan review checklists. FREE!Down load one or all of my checklists for your use.
These Checklists are also for BUILDERS & REMODELERS; ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS; DESIGNERS, INTERNS, & STUDENTS; AND HOMEOWNERS.
To Building Designers, the consequences of inept, inadequate, and incomplete residential Construction Plans include delay of projects, loss of profit, uncontrolled construction costs, angry clients, building failures, increased liability, and damaged reputations.
Checklists, used during preparation of Construction Plans, help with code requirements, check sets, quality control, staff training, and supervision of office and home based staff – even virtual freelancers. The result is better Construction Plans.
Use Checklists to proof and correct your Construction Drawings before submission for Plan Review and Cost Estimating. Properly prepared, checked, and corrected Construction Plans will eliminate the daily interruptions and distractions that plague most Building Designers after contracts are signed and construction starts.
Remember, your Construction Plans speak for you during the Building Department Plan Review, and again for you during construction, when you can’t be on the project site.
Find your mistakes early. What are your Plans saying about you and your abilities?
The usual caveats apply – I assume no liability for use of the checklists, nor any liability for any consequential damages from the use of the checklists, no checklist can cover all circumstances, the good judgement of the user is required, etc.
That said, the Checklists are the result of years of my experience as an Architect pre-paring Construction Plans, as a licensed New Jersey Building Inspector and as a Certified ICC Building Plans Examiner, Building Inspector, Residential Mechanical Inspector, and Commercial Building Inspector.
Contact me if you see a way to improve the content and focus of any checklist, to correct or clear mistakes, or to make it more useful for all.
P.S. There is another major Checklist you should know about.
When you order CADD DRAFTING DIGITAL HOUSE PLANS, “Become the Expert” Drafting Guide to Design Drawings and Construction Plans, included is a 70 plus page Section titled DRAFTING GUIDE & CHECKLISTS. This Checklist brings order to the flow of the dozens of individual tasks. This Checklist is a task-by-task, comprehensive path for everyone learning or brushing up on their CADD skills. Easy to use. Easy to supervise.