When you will begin the construction of a new commercial building in a county you have not constructed a building in yet, you may come across some unexpected commercial permitting issues, especially if you are not using commercial permitting services. Being aware of these potential issues can help you avoid them:
Not Anticipating Delays
It is important to allow for plenty of time before beginning the construction process to allow for research, analysis, and inspections. The permitting process may take longer than expected. Some permits can take months or even as long as a year. If a business needs a construction project to go through sooner than that, there may need to be changes made to your client's plan. For instance, he or she may need to lease an office space until all of the permits can be obtained and construction can be completed.
Assuming That You Can Construct A Metal Building
One of the issues you might have with a commercial permit is if you will be constructing a metal building. Metal buildings are very versatile and are often used in a range of situations. However, depending on the zoning regulations, you may not be able to construct a metal building in a particular location.
Not Supplying Adequate Information
There may be information that you must provide in a particular location. For instance, you may be required to provide an approved site plan or geotechnical reports. You may need to provide plumbing fixture calculations, the loads that the building is designed for, product approval sheets, energy calculations, and clarify the location of equipment and storage areas.
Letting The Permit Expire
After the permit has been issued, there is usually a deadline for the construction project to be completed, inspected and for the final permit to be issued. Therefore, it is important to have the resources necessary to begin construction immediately. After completed, the structure, plumbing, electrical work, machinery, accessibility, and the impact on the environment will all need to be assessed.
One of the best ways to obtain commercial permits quickly and to avoid the risk of making a mistake is to use commercial permitting services. This will free up time for you to focus on the core aspects of your business and will also help you avoid costly mistakes. If permits are not followed, you may be required to tear the building down at your own expense and may also be required to pay a fine.
Contact a company like City Permit for more information and assistance.