Structural Section

The Building/Structural Section provides the structural plan review and accessibility (ADA) plan review within DPIE’s Building Plan Review Division. The section conducts structural plan review for all small and large commercial and residential projects.
Structural Inspection of DPIE with Foreman and Inspector carrying clipboard
The structural plan reviews include review of the foundation and the superstructure. Particular attention is given to the review of the framing plans for gravity dead and live loads, and the review of lateral loads resisting system(s) due to wind and seismic loads. The reviews are performed for code compliance and to ensure conformity to the engineering principles and industry standards.

Walk-Thru Requirements

Projects that meet the walk-through requirement:
  • Tenant fit-outs and minor interior renovations, refer to our Tenant Fit-Out Guide for more information.
  • Standard residential wood decks.
  • Exterior work such as fences, antennas, light poles, etc.
  • Interior work such as adding partitions and finish rooms, install fireplace, interior water proofing (French drain), etc.
Structural review on computer by employee

Walk-Thru Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Peer Review Program

Please contact the Homeowners & Mega Projects Suite for information regarding the Peer Review Program and a list of peer reviewers.

Status of Your Application

The status of your permit application can be tracked online via the Online Permitting System. Most permit applications are currently reviewed within 4 weeks. If you have a question regarding the status of your application, please contact us.