Services MARC Regional Building Department Services

Regional government Solutions Offering services and solutions specifically designed for your jurisdiction.

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and the Institute for Building Technology
and Safety (IBTS) have teamed up to provide as-needed building department services to
jurisdictions. Using boots-on-the-ground staff, our solutions will streamline government
projects, reduce risk for non-compliance, and free up valuable budgetary resources.

As a nonprofit organization, IBTS continually strives to offer practical, efficient solutions to local governments. Drawing
on years of experience providing governments with regional solutions, IBTS offers professional, on-time services with
the ultimate mission of benefitting and serving the public.

IBTS provides augmentation and development/implementation services in addition to complete background operation
of building departments. Solutions are delivered in a flexible manner designed to meet the constantly evolving needs of
local governments.

The Solutions...

BUILDING DEPARTMENT SERVICES

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial
  • Permits, plan reviews, inspections, certificates of occupancy
  • Online permits, payments, reports, and automated notifications
  • Contractor’s portal
  • Automated text message and email plan review letter notifications

FLOOD PLAIN SERVICES

  • Floodplain administration
  • Base flood elevation determinations
  • Permitting coordination
  • Documentation control and archival with permits
  • Ordinance reviews and harmonization with other codes

ACCESSIBILITY & FIRE CODE SERVICES

  • Plan reviews
  • Inspections
  • Automated inspection reporting
  • Ordinance reviews and harmonization with other codes

STORMWATER SERVICES

  • Plan reviews
  • Inspections
  • Automated inspection reporting
  • Ordinance reviews and harmonization with other codes

ENERGY SERVICES

  • Green, LEED®, and ENERGY STAR® Rating certifications
  • Building portfolio management solutions
  • Solar panel QA inspections
  • Envelope and air barrier inspections

PLANNING DEPARTMENT SERVICES

  • Zoning and subdivision plan review
  • Code enforcement inspections
  • Ordinance reviews and harmonization with other codes

PLAN REVIEWS

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial plan reviews
  • Guaranteed turn-around times
  • Automated text message and email plan review letter notifications

INSPECTIONS

  • Residential, commercial, and industrial construction inspections
  • Next-day inspections
  • Automated text message and email Inspection Reports
  • Online inspection requests

ADMINISTRATION

  • Ordinance writing, reviews, and revision recommendations
  • Building department streamlining and efficiencies
  • Cross-ordinance harmonization
  • Fee structure reviews

FIT® PERMITTING SOFTWARE

  • Complete online building permit software
  • Online contractor’s portal
  • Online applications, payments, drawing submittals, reviews, and inspections requests
  • Automated notification via text message and emails of:
    • Plan reviews
    • Permit issuance
    • Inspection reports
    • Certificate of occupancy issuance
  • Document management system
  • Automated fee calculation
  • Data consistency


CONTACT

For more information, please call Curt Skoog at 816-679-0608 or email us at cskoog@ibts.org.

Accessibility

Building Department Services

Building Design Review and Plan/Peer Review

Community Development

Compliance Risk Monitoring

Construction Management

Disaster Management

Education and Training

Energy and Sustainability

Facilities Program Management

Flood Plain Management

Housing Authority Inspections and Assessments

Independent Verification and Validation

Municipal Services

Manufactured Homes

Military Construction, GSA, and Public / Private Ventures

Quality Assurance

Services in the Public Good

Innovation

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