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Building Design Review and Plan/Peer Review 

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a group of building industry professionals that has been providing construction plan review, building inspection and education/training services to public and private sector clients for over 30 years. As a government-founded "not-for-profit" corporation, IBTS combines governmental credibility with private sector efficiency.

Our services include plan/peer reviews and field inspections for homes nationwide. Our fully qualified staff has all the necessary inspector, plans examiner, and code official certifications in building, electrical, fire safety, mechanical, and plumbing. We enjoy a superior reputation for timely, accurate reporting and a unique "team approach" to independent third party oversight.

A plan review is an examination of the documents presented when a permit is applied for. The plan reviewer is looking for compliance with the building code, which establishes the minimum requirements to safeguard the general welfare. A proper plan review makes inspectors' and contractors' jobs much easier, because items that do not meet the minimum code requirements are corrected before the permit is issued. There will be fewer questions and less confusion in the field.

Jurisdictions are receiving record volumes of new construction documents for plan reviews that can take up to 12 weeks. IBTS can turn around reviews in less than a week, and save builders and homeowners time and money. Code consultations can be done in as little as a day.

Building Design Review and Plan/Peer Review   

  • Plan reviews turned around in less than a week
  • Items that will not meet the minimum code requirements are corrected
  • Plans are studied for:
    • Structural strength
    • Exiting
    • Light
    • Ventilation
    • Sanitation
    • Energy conservation
    • Fire safety 

For specific requirements related to Commerical Plan Review in Washington, DC, please click here.

 

Code Feasibility Issues 

Our fully qualified staff can work directly with designers and builders at the conceptual phase, when all code feasibility issues can be addressed:

    • Architectural
    • Building
    • Accessibility
    • Structural
    • Fire Protection
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing

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