January 16th, 2019

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By: Helen Callier I’ve met a few people this year that have struggled in one way or another in obtaining the necessary permits on highway construction projects.  From forgetting to fully assess site conditions for Rock Quarry to having modular trailers that lacked State seal of approval to getting started later than planned with environmental permits, issues popped-up that stressed the start of construction. So, what were my wise words of wisdom shared during recent…

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January 15th, 2019

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Five Ways to Get Your Permit Faster By Helen Callier Looking to get started with your construction project on time?  The building permitting tips and insights below from Helen Callier, Permit Us Now, Contributing Writer will assist you in positioning for success. Know the Jurisdiction Stay Notified Avoid Horror Story Start Early Use Smart Resources Time is Key Bank on Changes Suspense Hurts Procrastination Costs Eliminate Headaches With hypergrowth in some…

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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

Construction workers and architects at a construction site viewed from above.

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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