Regulation: An Open Letter to Building Departments

March 02, 2015

Team BUILD wrote an open letter to building departments about how excessive permit requirements and corrections shift the focus from solving problems to gaming the process.
 
The team offered a list of the five biggest building permit obstructions as well as possible solutions to each of them. One of the solutions is to drop requirements for plan approval by a licensed engineer if the project already complies with regulations. Other solutions to problems involve eliminating overlapping liability, and setting straight-forward percentages for permitting fees.

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