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Photo of Inspector Discussing Project with Tradesman at Construction Site My building department does not budget for outside inspections. How can we use B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. inspection services without any additional cost to our tax payers?

AnswerMunicipalities do not have to bear the cost of inspection fees. By adopting any of the three national building codes and/or the International Code, the municipality is allowed to pass the cost to the permit holder, architect or developer. Fees can be billed by the municipality or B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. can bill the appropriate firm/person directly.

What types of inspections can B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. perform?

AnswerFrom footing to occupancy, or anywhere between, we provide inspection services for structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems. Inspections are conducted on new construction as well as alterations and additions to commercial, industrial and single-family homes.

Does B & F Technical Code Services Inc. insure its own staff when inspecting for our municipality?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. carries full Worker's Compensation as well as Lloyd's of London Professional and General Liability Insurance.

Can I be assured that B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. inspectors are qualified to perform my inspections?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. inspectors are certified and/or licensed to perform inspections. Our staff also has a working background in construction and government.

My municipality has local amendments to the model codes. Can B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. still help with inspections?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. can perform inspections based on the adopted code(s) of the municipality including its local amendments.

How do I schedule an inspection with B & F Technical Code Services, Inc.?

AnswerInspections may be scheduled directly with our office by phone or fax. All inspection requests must be received by 4 p.m. the day before the inspection.

How quickly are inspections completed?

AnswerInspections can be completed within 24 hours of the request unless otherwise specified by the requester.

Do I need to provide anything prior to the inspection?

AnswerNo, but a copy of the approved building plans must be made available at the job site.

How are inspections billed?

AnswerInspection fees are billed monthly and can be on a per-inspection or per-project basis.

May I contact B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. with questions concerning my inspection?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. provides our customers with free telephone consultation to clarify any questions concerning the inspection process and results.

May our staff accompany B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. on inspections?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. welcomes municipal staff to accompany our inspectors. This is an excellent opportunity for training as our inspectors point out code issues to consider.

How is the municipality kept informed?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. inspectors drop off inspection reports directly to the municipality upon completion of the day's assigned inspections.

What inspection forms are used?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. will provide its own inspection forms or we can use a form designated by the municipality.

Can the project be invoiced over the life of a project?

AnswerB & F Technical Code Services, Inc. is willing to accommodate special invoicing schedules.

Will B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. provide a complete Inspection Report when the project is complete?

AnswerAs each inspection is complete, B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. provides individual reports to the municipality. Upon request, we can provide a full Inspection Report at the completion of the project.

Does B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. have the staff to inspect an entire subdivision?

AnswerYes, with proper notice we can inspect large projects. We have the staff to service all our clients' needs.

Will B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. perform sprinkler or fire alarm inspections?

AnswerYes, we have certified fire inspectors who perform sprinkler system and fire alarm system tests and inspections.

Before we purchase an existing commercial building, will B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. inspect the structure for areas of noncompliance and potential problems with the structure?

AnswerYes, our certified inspectors will inspect an existing commercial or industrial building for our clients. We will provide a thorough analysis of potential problem areas.

B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. is located in Illinois. If I am a municipality in another state with an inspection project that requires special attention, will you send an inspector to me?

AnswerYes, we travel nationwide to inspect buildings requiring special attention. We will bill you for our travel expenses and time.

Will B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. complete a Chapter 34 analysis on an existing building?

AnswerYes, B & F Technical Code Services, Inc. analyzes existing buildings for code compliance. We will complete the analysis and make recommendations for improvements.

B & F Technical Code Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 957648
2401 W. Hassell Road., Suite 1550
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
  Phone: (847) 490-1443
  Toll-Free (800) 232-5523
  Fax: (847) 490-1476