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Sunday, August 31, 2014
Is It Time to Start Your Plans??
Are you planning on starting construction in June?If so, you are not alone so obtaining a
building permit can take longer than expected – so let’s review some time
Planning is the place to start inquiring about what you
can do (or not do) on your property.Setbacks and lot coverage are basic requirements but many planning
departments (especially city planning departments) are now requiring design
review.It is critical to find out if
this is required for your project as the design might be dictated by
there might be extensive plans required for the review such as civil drawings,
landscape plans and even water efficiency plans.Getting through design review, if it is
required, can take a minimum of a month to prepare and then the review itself
can take a few months.
At the same time it is important to find out what the
Building Department is going to require in order to submit for Plan Check.We will assist you with the fully engineered
drawings, structural calculations, truss plan and calculations.Our energy consultant can assist you with Title
24 and CalGreen checklists.A sprinkler
plan will be required and we will provide you with the CAD/PDF files so that
your sprinkler contractor can design the system for your home.One critical report to find out if it is
required is a geologist’s soils report.Not to be confused with a soils report for the design of a septic
system, this report is required for the design of the foundation.It may take 4 to 6 weeks to obtain this
Every property is unique and the steps required to obtain
a building permit can vary greatly from quite simple to very complex.But with the June 30th deadline to
submit for plan check in order to avoid having to comply with the new energy
codes – we highly encourage you to allow between three to six months to prepare
the drawings and other documents required.