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Building and Safety

Transtech has extensive experience in managing the operation of the Building and Safety Division in several client cities, providing a range of expertise necessary to carry out the normal and day-to-day activities and functions of the Division. This includes, but is not limited to providing professional services in all of the following areas: Building Official services, development review of new projects, counter assistance, plan checking, building inspection services, and building code compliance.

Transtech provides the most efficient and timely customer service possible to meet the needs of the community and the City’s patrons, responding quickly and effectively to the walk-in, telephone and electronic inquiries of the public related to Building and Safety services. Our firm, when required, will help develop, establish or recommend City policies and procedures to maintain or improve City’s Building and Safety operations.

Transtech works closely with all City departments and ensure the appropriate requirements of those departments are incorporated in the Building and Safety Division’s operating standards and processes. In the event of a local or regional emergency or disaster, all on-site personnel provided will be accessible, available, and prepared to provide Building and Safety services as directed by the City.

Building Official Services

Our staff has worked in the capacity of the City Building overseeing plan checking, building inspections, and code compliance, and as an official City representative on building related matters.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Quality control review of plan checks and inspections
  • Building Code updates and adoption
  • Resolution of resident inquiries and complaints
  • Building Official Administration, processing of complex Building Code issues and dispute resolution
  • Participate in the City’s Architectural Review Board
  • Building and Safety procedure manual
  • Monthly reporting of Building and Safety activities and annual reporting
  • Participate in pre-development review and provide comments
  • Processing of Planning Commission and City Council staff reports (as needed)
  • Attendance at Planning Commission and City Council meetings (as needed)

Inspection Services

Transtech has provided cities with a Building Inspector, who is available at City Hall part time, full time, or on an as needed basis to perform building inspections. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inspection services for code, accessibility, grading, building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work, etc.
  • Handle resident inquiries and resolve complaints
  • Construction and demolition permitting process
  • Code administration, inspection and enforcement
  • Prepare pre-sale reports
  • Maintain records and files concerning construction permits and building code administration, documents for storage and/or imaging

Plan Check Services

Transtech provided cities with qualified plan check professionals on as needed basis based on the volume of work and the City’s expected plan check turn-around times:

  • Plan checking includes code, accessibility, grading, erosion control, building, electrical, and plumbing work, etc. Fire code plan review will continue to be performed by Los Angeles County Fire Department.
  • Plan check monitoring, permit issuance for grading, building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work, etc.
  • Building and Safety Procedural Manual
  • Construction and demolition permitting process

Transtech has provided staff to cities for the following positions:

  • Building Official
  • Deputy Building Official
  • Plans Examiner
  • Over-the-counter Plans Examiner
  • Inspector
  • Permit Technician
  • Code Enforcement Official
  • Planning Aid

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