What is the benefit of having a Permit Expediter, and their role with a project?
Knowledge & Focus: The purpose of a Building Permit Expediter is to have an understanding of local building codes, permit types, and submission processes; to advise the most efficient and economical order to execute requirements, especially on complex projects. Their only focus is to secure the permit in a timely manner.
Time Managed Well: Permit Expediters manage expectations for everyone and can provide an estimated duration for the time it may take to secure a permit or license with the municipality. This allows the project team to coordinate with the contractors to optimize their schedules and other commitments, saving everyone time and money.
Single Permit Manager: Permit Expediters serve the Architect, Owner, Building Manager and/or General Contractor to be the single familiar point of contact with the municipality; disseminating targeted updates to team members or consolidating deliverables from stakeholders to give to the municipality.
Economical: Instead of adding a Code Consultant and Land Use Planner to research and then review every submission cycle, these services are often included in the flat-rate price for the majority of typical projects, like at Burnham.
Concentrated Experience: Additionally, expeditors have worked on hundreds of projects in many states/jurisdictions. Having someone on your side familiar with the process and local officials is the fastest and most effective way to ensure that permits or licenses arrive properly, the first time, with confidence.