Small Commercial Plan Review Services
Scope of Plan Review Services
Previously known as CTAC Plan Review, the Small Commercial Plan Review process performs plan review on small commercial upfit and renovation projects up to 10,000 sq. ft. primarily in the Business (B), Mercantile (M) and Storage (S) occupancy classifications for compliance with the NC State Building Code. Projects utilizing this process must have all contractors selected and be permit-ready.
Our performance goals are to complete the project review within five days from the date of plan acceptance.
- Fee-based plan review: On-Schedule, Express and Revisions to Approved Plans submissions.
- Pre-submittal meetings to discuss technical code requirements for future anticipated project submissions: Preliminary Plan Review.
- Post-review exit-meetings with the owner's and designer's representatives to resolve technical code requirements regarding code compliance of the submitted design documents.
- Pre-permitting meetings with the owner's, designer's and contractor's representatives to ensure proper issuance of the required permits (for use during phased-construction projects and construction of multiple structures on the same site).
- Issuance of commercial building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits.
- Assistance with technology problems regarding EPS/EPR/EPM.
- Assistance regarding design and constructability challenges which arise in the field; post-permit issuance.
On-Schedule Review and Express Review submissions provide our clients the ability to control their plan review and permitting schedule. By utilizing the On-Schedule or Express Plan Review processes, our clients will know when a review is scheduled to be performed and the anticipated duration of the review. This ability can assist the project manager in planning and maintaining their critical path schedules associated with construction and delivery of the project for occupancy by the owner.
Preliminary Review is an opportunity to discuss code logic with the Commercial plans examiners prior to submitting the project for review. Preliminary plan reviews are an integral part of the design process for large and small projects.
Revisions to Approved Plans is defined as a change to the original approved project that is relatively minor in scope. Typically, the changes are driven by unforeseen field conditions, value engineering, or owner changes. Examples of such changes are: moving the location of a walls or doors or moving the location of ducts.