The Final Review

Burnham’s Blog

The Final Review shares the knowledge of Burnham’s experts in building permit expediting and code compliance. Learn about different jurisdictional building permit requirements, and stay up-to-date on the Americans with Disabilities Act and local accessibility standards. Follow the latest in sustainability, including building energy codes and sustainability design developments.

Burnham Uses a Unique Approach to Expedite Permits for Fusion Academy

Aug 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fusion Academy (Fusion), a learning center where one-to-one classrooms allow students to unlock their academic potential, opened its 9th location in San Francisco in 2011. Earlier this year, Fusion planned to move into a new location in Levi’s Plaza, which required an interior remodel to meet their needs. While Fusion provides similar services to a school, it differs in a variety of major ways. Burnham Nationwide developed a solution that helped change the classification of Fusion from educational to business, which helped expedite the necessary permits in just six weeks instead of three months.


Burnham Nationwide Helped Portillo’s Meet Critical Deadlines

Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Portillo’s is a national restaurant chain which operates 41 locations across the country. Despite getting its start in the Chicagoland area in 1963, for many years, there was only one location in the city. The announcement of a second restaurant, in the South Loop, was big news for fans of the chain. The new location has two floors, rooftop and ground floor patios, and seats approximately 240 people.


Expediting Permits in Denver: WeWork Comes to the Mile High City

Jun 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

WeWork, the international provider of shared office space, decided to open its first Denver locations in 2016. Obtaining the necessary building permits in Denver can be exceptionally challenging given the incredible demand for permits due to Denver’s recent building boom. Burnham’s Denver office assisted WeWork with navigating Denver Development Services requirements and expedited their Denver permits to keep WeWork’s office buildout on schedule.


What You Need to Know About Tent Permits in Chicago

May 18, 2016 3:38:52 PM

Community and entertainment events in the City of Chicago often use tents and other temporary structures to provide short-term shelter. Tents are allowed to be erected, but the City has a variety of restrictions and requirements for these types of structures. Depending on the size of the structure, this can include receiving a permit before erecting. Tent permits in Chicago are used for events as large as Lollapalooza or as small as a neighborhood church carnival.


Six Things to Know About Building Permits in San Francisco

Apr 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We recently opened our newest Burnham Nationwide office location in San Francisco, to meet the needs of our West Coast clients that need permitting services in Northern California. The San Francisco area has seen a building boom over the last few years, as tech companies chose the city over Silicon Valley and prices for office and rental space skyrocket.