Building Code Services

Since 1985, GBA’s Building Code Services team has provided code consulting, permitting and related services for projects of various scope and size. GBA has issued over 4,700 permits and maintains permits for approximately $200M annually in construction valuation.

GBA has experience consulting in both public and private sectors for commercial, institutional, industrial, educational and other project types and occupancies. GBA tailors services to meet a client’s specific needs and is accustomed to assisting owners, designers, municipalities, counties and universities.

GBA employs certified plans examiners, certified building inspectors, licensed engineers, licensed architects and administrative staff who are well trained in the ICC (International Code Council) codes and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes and standards. GBA has developed and implemented robust and detailed code assessment, plan review, permitting and inspection processes.

Code Services

  • Administration, code process refinement, file retention
  • Code consultation with designers and owners
  • Performing plan reviews
  • Performing building inspections
  • Permit determinations and execution
  • Municipal/building code or ordinance review and revision
  • Assistance with code adoption

 

Site Development and Building Code Services
Providing site development and building code services for 84,000-square foot practice facility
The GBA Site Development team is serving as the Building Permitting Agent on behalf of the University of Missouri system. Site utilities include water service, telecom service and HVE. Site work includes building pad, parking lot base and retaining walls as well as reviewing plans, specifications and construction documents for compliance with newly adopted building codes.
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Site Development and Building code Services
Providing ongoing building code services for the University of Missouri Children's Hospital
The 324,445-square foot facility consists of a seven-story, plus basement and mechanical penthouse constructed on the east side of the Patient Care Tower. GBA is serving as coordinator for the University of Missouri building permit services throughout the project.
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Building Code Services Lead: Joe Kmetz

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Joe is a detail-orientated, client-centric leader focused on proactive communication. He prides himself on his ability to lead a team with the goal of keeping communities moving forward by ensuring permitted building construction projects are properly evaluated for code compliance, regardless of client staff constraints. Joe leads the Building Code Services group at GBA.

Joe has a unique background leading up to his current role. A mechanical engineer by training, his first position out of college landed him as a commercial real estate inspector. From there, he quickly realized he had a passion for building safety. That passion led him to a municipality completing building inspections and plan review. In February 2019, Joe joined GBA as a Fire Protection Engineer. As the organization grew, Building Code Service opportunities continued to present themselves and in 2022, Joe took over as lead for the Building Code Services group. Joe is committed to continuing to grow his team and expand into new markets ensuring local economies are not impacted or slowed due to plan review delays or inspection staffing challenges.


 

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