Building Code Compliance

Saving Time and Money During the Permitting Process

UES' Building Inspection Department (BID) staff seamlessly integrates themselves into our client’s workflow and serves as an extension of their staff. Our BID team is comprised of engineers, architects, building code administrators, fire safety inspectors, general contractors, and licensed plans examiners and inspectors. Their inspection credentials include Master Code Professional (International Code Council), Certified Building Official (International Code Council), Certified Building Official (Council of American Building Officials), and Code Enforcement and Administration Professional (Southern Building Code Congress International).

While increasing the manageability of the permitting and construction process, the BID team handles the complexities of code compliance by drawing upon decades of experience providing expert inspections and plan review solutions to complex projects of all sizes, whether public or private. Due to constantly evolving statewide Florida Building Code, our inspectors are diligent in keeping up with the latest regulatory statutes.

Experience has shown us that rapid turn-around time on plan review and inspections can represent significant savings to developers, owners, and contractors, and we strive for expediency on each project. We offer an extensive history of new and existing construction projects, including commercial structures, residential developments, mixed-use buildings, K-20 schools, hospitals, and government facilities.

Building Code Compliance Services

  • Quality Assurance Services
  • Punchlist Origination Services
  • Threshold/Balcony Inspection Services
  • Due Diligence/Property Condition Assessment Services
  • Window Testing
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Stucco Evaluations
  • Photometric Studies
  • Green Building Evaluation
  • Sound Measurements

Private Provider Inspection and
Plan Review Services

Florida Statute, No. 553.791, known as “Private Provider Inspections” (PPI), authorizes the use of qualified engineering firms as private providers for state-required building code inspections and plan review on construction projects. This is good news for builders, contractors, and owners, who understand that each day saved in the permitting process equates to money in their pockets and provides a welcome alternative to the typical municipal process. Having been an industry leader in providing these services since 2003, our Private Provider services also offers checks and balances from Florida Registered Professional Engineers who oversee the duties of our Florida Statute §468 Plan Reviewers and Inspectors.

We provide the expertise to ensure compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, energy, and accessibility codes as required by state law. Our own state-certified building code administrator gives our firm the unique ability to know the issues that affect the operations of each building department, the delivery of services, and quality control. Universal provides fully insured coverage for all inspections completed, as required by Florida law.

UES also offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary third-party Peer Plan Review Services, which provide an examination of proposed construction documents (independent from design professionals) to identify design deficiencies, improves constructability, eliminate costly errors, minimize liability, and expedite the building department’s review process.

  • Building Code Compliance Review
  • Vertical Alignment Checks
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Check for Completeness of Design Details and/or Specifications
  • Verify Dimensions & Check for Dimensional Conflicts
  • Check for Design or Specification Code Violations or Conflicts
  • Check for Applicability of Specified Systems, Equipment, Materials & Finishes