GBA Services

Building Codes

Enhancing Regulatory Compliance with
Comprehensive Building Code Solutions

Since 1985, GBA has provided assistance to jurisdictions by performing plan reviews, inspections, permitting and other related services for projects of various scopes and sizes throughout Missouri and Kansas. Historically, GBA has assisted in the issuance of thousands of building and trade permits with an average annual construction value of $144MM.

GBA has experience augmenting building code departments in both public and private sectors for primarily commercial, institutional, industrial and educational occupancies. Our specialty relies on special occupancies and code requirements that might be outside of the normal project a jurisdiction might see. GBA tailors services to meet a client’s specific needs and is accustomed to assisting owners, designers, municipalities, counties and universities.

Our Building Codes team consists of certified plans examiners, certified building inspectors, licensed engineers, licensed architects and experienced 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.

Offers & Solutions


Multi-Discipline Building Inspections
Permit Determinations & Execution
Review/Revise Municipal/Building Codes


Administration: Code Process, File Retention
Assistance with Code Adoption
Consultation for Projects


Building Codes Lead

Head of Building Code Services for GBA Joe Kmetz.

Joe Kmetz

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.

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