League of Kansas Municipalities Regional Building Department Services

The League of Kansas Municipalities (The League) 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 benefiting 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. Our solutions include:

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

Floodplain 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

GOVmotusTM

  • 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.