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#1 Bruce Roorda

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:42 AM

 I'm an individual designer looking for a Plan Set Review on a current new home project to confirm/ready the documents for construction. Preferably the reviewer should be certified. 



#2 Dennis Hilborn

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 09:49 AM

Certified by who?



#3 Kevin Rabenaldt

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

Is someone building in an area that does not have a municipal permit requirement?  Permitting departments if they don't provide the review as part of the permitting process, sends the plans to an indepentant company for review.  But the reviewing company does so at the particular direction of the city.  Each city is different on what they may want on the plans.  Any general contractor worth his salt can tell you if the plans are complete.  I would approach an inspector who contracts for a city (is independant) or county.  Here in Texas some counties do not have permitting and inspection and builders will have the home inspected for code for piece of mind for the purchaser.


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#4 Bruce Roorda

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Certified by who?

I used the word "Certification" to diferentiate from "Novice" if you will, as a preference. If someone has their Certified Professional Building Designer® (CPBD) certification or registered with the NCARB that would be a plus. However, there a numerous non-credentialed drafting persons out there which have a good depth of experiance and should suffice providing a valid independent plan check.



#5 Bruce Roorda

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:43 PM

Is someone building in an area that does not have a municipal permit requirement?  Permitting departments if they don't provide the review as part of the permitting process, sends the plans to an indepentant company for review.  But the reviewing company does so at the particular direction of the city.  Each city is different on what they may want on the plans.  Any general contractor worth his salt can tell you if the plans are complete.  I would approach an inspector who contracts for a city (is independant) or county.  Here in Texas some counties do not have permitting and inspection and builders will have the home inspected for code for piece of mind for the purchaser.

 

This would not be a "review" for a building permit application. This would be a preliminary review of the bid package documents in readying/tweaking them for generating the construction documents which then are presented to the municipal permitting office for review and issuance of permits. It is customary in the AIA sector for architectural offices to have drafting persons who generate the plan pages (drawings) which are then plan checked by a Senior Architect(s) in the firm for accuracy of relational dimensions across different plan pages, details, cross sections, code compliance, etc. This plan review is before any general contactor bids the project or Is awarded the project. This is a New Home project so there is  no "home" to be inspected by home inspector. 

 

Hope that clarifies.



#6 Jon Davis

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 04:14 PM

I don't think you need anyone to review, just make sure you're providing them with the information they require... they'll let you know if it's sufficient or not I assure you.... 

 

That being said, I'd be happy to look them over and make any suggestions. I would need to know the cities requirements though, to make sure everything is there.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 09:49 PM

I don't think you need anyone to review, just make sure you're providing them with the information they require... they'll let you know if it's sufficient or not I assure you.... 

 

That being said, I'd be happy to look them over and make any suggestions. I would need to know the cities requirements though, to make sure everything is there.

Typically I'd agree however, this plan has dimensional variables between the foundation, the floors system, and the main floor walls. I think I'm 99% good but just wanting another set of eyes checking the dims before publishing the construction documents and a builder starts. Don't need the floor truss package to get screwed up if I missed something. Also having difficulty on nesting the floor trusses into the foundation walls, and cannot generate good cross sections for the prelims.



#8 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 08:44 AM

Bruce, happy to take a look with a set of eyes having 50 years

hands on construction experience plus Softplan time.

Steve, srfxc@aol.com Softplan 2020+



#9 Kevin Rabenaldt

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:11 PM

Bruce, I was not referring to a home inspector that is used by the real estate community.  There are individuals that inspect for code, either under contract for a city or county, and may be certified depending on the state.  They would inspect at various stages, foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing, energy, final, etc.

 

Architects review their work product that leaves their office.  They would be the responsible person if something is incorrect or incomplete.

 

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#10 Bruce Roorda

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:28 PM

Bruce, I was not referring to a home inspector that is used by the real estate community.  There are individuals that inspect for code, either under contract for a city or county, and may be certified depending on the state.  They would inspect at various stages, foundation, framing, electrical, plumbing, energy, final, etc.

 

Architects review their work product that leaves their office.  They would be the responsible person if something is incorrect or incomplete.

 

Kevin

Thanks for clarifying that Kevin. I've only done work in Iowa and Florida during my career and am not familiar with that version of home inspectors' work. I have utilized ones who inspect a built home.



#11 Bruce Roorda

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 02:30 PM

Bruce, happy to take a look with a set of eyes having 50 years

hands on construction experience plus Softplan time.

Steve, srfxc@aol.com Softplan 2020+

 

Steve, sounds like you have a similar depth of experience I have. I'll message you with the particulars. 


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