November 27th, 2017

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By Helen Callier From Rockport to Houston to the Beaumont, Port Arthur Triangle, thousands of residential, commercial and government buildings have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and require rebuilding. As a native of Houston, I, along with the Permit Us Now team, want to help our communities get back into operations faster, so we want to share with contractors, architects and project owners what we know to-date on obtaining city building permits. Here’s the Latest News on…

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November 27th, 2017

Plan reviews are important prior to submitting for a permit

Plan reviews are important prior to submitting for a permit by Helen Callier Talk with most contractors about building permits and the topic will soon shift to a nightmare story or two about the problems experienced in obtaining city building permits. You will hear about how they had to make several trips to speak with different plan reviewers and waited weeks for a final plan review. And, while most municipal…

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November 27th, 2017

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Construction workers and architects at a construction site viewed from above. By Helen Callier Texas continues to show a good demand in construction across markets in Dallas, Fort Worth; and farm land between Austin and San Antonio is being consumed quickly. This push along with Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey is driving the increase in the number of building permits being pulled. As Project Owners are…

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September 7th, 2016

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Most Architects, Engineers, Developers and Contractors know that any kind of delay in submitting and having plans reviewed in City Permitting cost time, money and can impact target start date for construction. Often times the simplest reasons can cause a delay and from our experience expediting permits on many types of projects, here are the top five reasons for delays cited by City Permitting Plan Reviewers. Top Five Reasons and Tips to Avoid Delays in City Permitting No signature on…

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