Architecture / Engineering Plan Review and Program Review
d’Escoto, Inc. provided professional Architectural and Engineering services including, but not limited to, zoning reviews, the review of building design plans and permit submittals to the City of Chicago’s Department of Construction and Permits (DCAP). These services were performed by d’Escoto, Inc. staff located within DCAP’s offices in City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street.
d’Escoto, Inc.’s Role
Our personnel conducted drawing reviews for conformance with City of Chicago Building Code, State Codes, International Codes and DCAP permit requirements. Staff scheduled and coordinated review meetings with permit applicants in coordination with DCAP staff. d’Escoto, Inc. consulted with DCAP regarding issues which impacted the constructability and feasibility of projects and analyzed projects to determine if they were completed in accordance with all applicable City standards and criteria. Plan review findings were documented and issues were entered into DCAP’s computer database system. Our staff conducted follow-up and subsequent review meetings with permit applicants if re-submittals were required. d’Escoto, Inc. staff expedited approvals, calculated permit fees, and issued building permits. During the time that d’Escoto, Inc. served DCAP, the time frame for permit issuance was reduced by 40% while the volume of applicants grew by 10%.