Plan Review & Inspection Services for Schools

Creating Safer, Healthier School Environments

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Our expertise ensures that students have the safest, healthiest environment possible when they arrive on their first day of school and that the structural integrity of the building lasts for many decades to come.


IBTS third party plan review and inspection services for schools provides communities, school districts, and developers with:

  • Fast, reliable, on-demand service
  • Access to experienced professionals with intimate knowledge of school design and construction
  • Assurance that what designers promise will meet requirements
  • Coordination of many different and sometimes conflicting regulatory and code requirements
  • Inspections completed on time every time
  • Construction done right the first time
  • Remote services to ease scheduling and logistical challenges


Our fully qualified staff have all the necessary inspector, plans examiner, and code official certifications in building, electrical, fire safety, mechanical, and plumbing, bolstered by our reputation for timely, accurate reporting and a team approach to independent third-party oversight. Our remote visual inspection services provide a rapid solution that help you manage schedules.


Plan Reviews

IBTS staff have substantial experience reviewing plans for public school construction, reconstruction, and renovation projects. With infrastructure and personnel in place, we can remotely review plans from concept to construction documents to ensure that inspection personnel are provided with the best resources and that construction meets code to provide a safe, efficient, and sustainable environment.


Our Work in Action

A photo of the exterior of Pimlico Elementary School in Baltimore, MD

Baltimore City Public Schools

IBTS currently performs construction inspection and plan review services for Baltimore schools under the auspices of the Maryland Stadium Authority. All projects include building/architectural, structural, accessibility, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plan review and inspection services. The projects have encompassed new construction and major renovations of existing school buildings, facilities, and equipment. To date, we have worked on 25 of the 28 schools in the 21st Century Schools Building Plan project.


Exterior of a school in Washington DC

Washington, D.C., School Building System

The Washington, D.C., Department of General Services (DGS) and IBTS have worked together for over a decade, resulting in the inspection of dozens of school renovations, modernizations and new construction projects. During the DGS’s “Spring Break Blitz,” which addressed maintenance concerns within the district’s school building system, IBTS was hired to provide coordination, guidance and oversight, and rapid mobilization of monitoring personnel. IBTS delivered a final report with photographs to the client within days of project completion.


Contact Us

Contact Paul Hancher, IBTS Director of Building Department Services at (703) 481-2009, or use the form below to submit an inquiry.

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