Building Codes

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 Code Services 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.

Code Services

  • Perform building inspections for Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection.
  • Provide permit determinations and execution
  • Perform administration tasks, code process refinement and file retention
  • Review and/or revise municipal/building codes or ordinances
  • Provide assistance with code adoption
  • Consult with designers and owners for potential and permitted projects
Building Code Services
Providing building code services for 84,000-square foot practice facility
The GBA Building Code Services 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…
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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 Codes Lead: Joe Kmetz

Head of Building Code Services for GBA 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. Joe leads the Building Code Services group at GBA. Learn More



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