Architect-Led Permit Streamlining: Steps to Success


There are so many positive impacts from properly designed and implemented permit processing. Architects are natural leaders in moving communities toward a more streamlined approach.

Code officials and design professionals must find ways to perform quality service faster and more cost-effectively. By working together from they can bring about code-compliant buildings that are permitted in less time and meet today's high standards for design, energy performance, and sustainability. That's a win-win-win scenario worth shooting for.

Learning objectives

  • Engage as a private sector partner in the code and regulatory arena, balancing the protection of public health, safety, and welfare with effective and innovative permit-processing tools.
  • Serve as a catalyst for improving consistency, transparency, and customer service in a region's building jurisdictions, which in turn benefits community economic development and the public welfare.
  • Increase cooperation and dialogue between plan review and design professionals for improved efficiency, work product, and code compliance.
  • Evaluate best practices for streamlining permits in light of the technical issues and professional responsibilities inherent to design on a project and process scale.
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  • Michael F. Malinowski


    Principal / Applied Architecture

    Michael F. Malinowski, AIA has provided adaptive historic re-use, urban infill, residential,...