City staff will confirm that designers have applied the applicable codes in the project design. Plans examiners will ask questions about the project and will provide preliminary feedback if any code issues are glaringly evident. The design team can ask clarifying questions about code requirements. They can also do an initial presentation of alternates or modifications to building code requirements and get preliminary feedback. City staff will explain permit submittal requirements and the plan review process.
A PRM is not a plan review. CSI cannot do a plan review until a permit application and complete set of plans with a code summary and life safety plan are submitted. Comments provided in meetings by staff will be informal and based on information provided by the applicant. Changes to the proposal, additional information acquired by CSI, detailed review of code requirements, changes to policies or effective codes after the PRM may affect the relevance of feedback given at the meeting.
We routinely schedule PRMs to last one hour. This is how we typically organize our time in a PRM:
||Project introduction and overview by design professional
||UDC (zoning) discussion and questions (Zoning Coordinator)
Fire code discussion and questions (Fire Marshal)
Engineering discussion and questions (City Engineering Dept)
||Building Code discussion