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ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS SUBMITTAL

Architectural Drawings Submittal

As part of the permit expediting process, we will review your architectural plans and blueprints for compliance with city code. We are very familiar with the local codes around Greater Chicago and know what they require for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing layouts. Our team will take a careful look at your blueprints and will make recommendations for necessary changes.

 

We have lots of building experience and an understanding of architectural, structural, and electrical systems. We have reviewed and advised on a wide variety of building projects from residential and commercial to special use. Early in the process, you'll bring us your architectural drawings and we will review them before submitting them to the city of Chicago or Chicago Greater Area

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Why Do You Need to Review My Architectural Blueprints?

Permit Studio knows what local officials look for in architectural plans. Along with standard criteria such as the positioning of electrical wall switches and zoning issues such as building dimensions, we can identify potential problems and red flags that are unique to your community. With our many years of experience and business relationships with the planning department, we know what needs to be done to get your project approved.

 

It is also easy to leave off pertinent information and details that are required on the architectural drawing. By correcting these errors before submission, you can avoid permit application delays and possibly even the rejection of your application.

 

By working with Permit Studio, you can be confident that your architectural drawings are ready to be reviewed by the city or county. Again, our goal is to get your project approved as fast and as easy as possible. Working with our experienced team can help you avoid pitfalls that can cost you both time and money. 

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Architectural Plans Submittal Service That Saves Time and Prevents Costly Mistakes

Expert review of your architectural drawings

As part of the permit expediting process, we will review your architectural plans and blueprints for compliance with city code. We are very familiar with the local codes around Greater Chicago and know what they require for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing layouts. Our team will take a careful look at your blueprints and will make recommendations for necessary changes.

 

We have lots of building experience and an understanding of architectural, structural, and electrical systems. We have reviewed and advised on a wide variety of building projects from residential and commercial to special use. Early in the process, you'll bring us your architectural drawings and we will review them before submitting them to the city of Chicago or Chicago Greater Area

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Submit your architectural drawings

During your project, you will have a long list of tasks that need to be completed. This includes the critical work of properly submitting your architectural drawings to the proper agencies. This is a task that needs to be done the right way. Too many times, a project experiences costly delays because architectural drawings are not properly submitted. At Permit Studio, we submit architectural drawings each year to the City of Chicago and Cook County. We take this important work off of your hands and help move your project forward.

Review all drawings for any errors

Before your architectural drawings are submitted, our team carefully looks over every part of every architectural drawing. We are able to detect any errors that can cause costly delays to the approval process. If we find any mistakes, we can call it to your attention so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Here’s a look at some of the common mistakes that we find on architectural drawings that can potentially cause a rejection:

Incorrect or inconsistent scales being used across drawings - It is important that all architectural drawings are consistent. We make sure that everything is scaled consistently and properly.

Incorrect symbols - Making sure that the architectural drawings are free of any errors is important. One of the common issues with architectural drawings is the incorrect use of symbols. Our team will be able to double-check all symbols used on all architectural drawings before the plans are submitted.

Poor reproduction - The quality of the architectural drawings is important. We will let you know if there are any reproduction issues that need to be addressed before the drawings are submitted.

Software incompatibilities - Since architectural drawings are submitted electronically, it is important that the software used is compatible with the software used by the city of the county. We check to make sure that the drawings are compatible with the appropriate office.

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Inconsistent information - Since architectural drawings can contain lots of information, some inconsistencies may exist. Our team is able to double-check every piece of information to ensure that it is consistent and doesn't cause any confusion by the reviewer.

 

Illegible content- We check to make sure that all the information on all architectural drawings can be easily read and understood by the review. This simple error can cause major delays in the approval process.

 

The use of acronyms that are not understood - Do the architectural drawings use terms and acronyms that may not be understood by the plan examiner? Since our team knows the City of Chicago and Cook County department of buildings really well, we can point out any information that may be potentially confusing or not understood by the examiners.

 

Notes that are not understood - It is important that the approving agency is able to clearly understand architectural drawings. We carefully look over any notes and information on the drawings to ensure that they will be understood by the plan examiner.

Check for any missing information

In addition to looking for any errors, our team will also check for any missing information on the project’s architectural drawings. This simple task can help you with any potential headaches that can push back your project’s entire timeline. With our team reviewing your architectural drawings, you can be sure that nothing is left out nor overlooked.

Here are some common omissions that delay architectural drawings approvals:

 

  • Missing components - Is there anything missing in any of the architectural drawings? Our team will be able to find it before it gets submitted to the city or the county.

  • Omission of information - We check to make sure that there is no missing information on all architectural drawings. One simple omission can cause your entire application to be delayed or rejected.

  • Missing drawings - Does your application have all the drawings required on the project. We double-check to ensure that all drawings are included in the submission package.

  • Missing measurements - Are there any measurements that are left out? We carefully look over every measurement on all architectural drawings to ensure that all measurement information is included.

We Handle the Electronic Plan Submittal Process

Before your architectural drawings are submitted, our team carefully looks over every part of every architectural drawing. We are able to detect any errors that can cause costly delays to the approval process. If we find any mistakes, we can call it to your attention so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.

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Making sure your drawings get past the city’s “pre-screen” fast

After architectural drawings are submitted into the ProjectDox system, they undergo a “pre-screen a” where a project manager will check for any mistakes or omissions. This is where many architectural drawings end up getting “kicked back” because of simple mistakes. This alone can cause days or weeks of delays. Thanks to our own internal “pre-screen” review, your drawings are much more likely to pass the city’s “pre-screen” and get right to the city’s plan examiners for final approval.

We know how to make your architectural drawings ready for fast approvals

At Permit Studio, we understand what it takes to get quick approvals from the City of Chicago and Cook County. That includes submitting architectural drawings to the right place with all of the right information. Rely on our team to help you get your architectural drawings approved the first time, without delay. This is just another way we help streamline your timeline and keep your project flowing smoothly.

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