Making Sure You Are Up To Code

Lakeside Engineering maintains a strong understanding of the latest building codes. Applying this knowledge we can analyze the elements required for both new and existing buildings.

These elements include: determining the need for life safety measures including fire suppression, fire alarm systems, fire rating assemblies, and egress requirements. Additionally, we analyze occupancy, change of use, and structural integrity to ensure the code review meets the minimum requirements.

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What Is The Purpose Of Building Codes?

Building Codes are an important tool for regulatory bodies to analyze and uphold the condition of proposed and existing buildings. Building Codes stipulate the minimum requirements for general life safety measures, energy compliance, structural integrity, and occupiable use of buildings.

What We Look For In Building Code Reviews

In order to properly review building codes, we conduct an in-depth analysis of the condition of an existing building, which helps us better understand the scope to prepare for a new design.

Not all buildings are the same and several factors, both new or old, will determine the regulations that apply. Our thorough review of the code requirements are necessary to guide the elements of a design and to gain approval for permitting by local regulatory agencies.

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What Happens If You Violate Building Code?

Violations of the building code may lead to several issues with regulatory agencies as well as the general life safety of the occupants.

Actions that can occur from code violations may be:

  • Large Fines from Local Agencies
  • Stop Work Orders
  • Life and Health Safety Hazards leading to Liability Concerns
  • Building Condemnation

We can help provide necessary recommendations and corrective action for applicable code violations.

Our Process

Step 1

Get started with a Project Inquiry today, or fill out our Project Survey→ to tell us about your project

Step 2

Based on your project type, we will provide you with a custom proposal that outlines the scope of services required to bring your project from start to finish

Step 3
Site Visit

We will visit the project site to analyze site conditions, record accurate dimensions, and collect the necessary photography to ensure your project goes smoothly throughout the process

Step 4

We'll then begin the project design, including drafting and performing the structural calculations required to complete your project

Step 5

You'll get the final say on your project with a clear opportunity for changes, revisions, or requests before project completion

Step 6

Once you are satisfied, our Licensed Professional Engineer will stamp and certify your project


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