Building Permits: They Shouldn’t Be Another Tax

Building codes first appeared in the 18th century BC, in the Code of Hammurabi and are even referenced in the Bible. Their intent, of course, is to promote public safety. In addition to state and local building codes, there are national and international standards that jurisdictions may purchase and adopt as code.

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Where Are the Drawings?

As a GC specializing in energy service projects for small-to-medium size businesses, one of the first things we ask from a new client is that they provide us with a set of drawings for their building. More often than not, they have no as-built drawings and, in many cases, they don’t even have the original permit set of drawings.

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