The mission of the AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The objectives of the AIA SFx are three-fold:1. Advocate for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies.2. Promote leadership in Small Firm professional development and practice; and3. Facilitate and support the local component round tables and small firm networks.
I'm gathering 'Best Practice' permit streamlining examples for a program at the Atlanta convention, and would appreciate hearing about any examples you have experienced.
I'm particularly interested in hearing about use of 'Permit in a Day' programs (such as Dallas' QTeam; Raleigh 'Express Review); "Prequalification" programs where plans prepared according to a 'plan check friendly template' get expedited review while the jurisdiction experiences quicker processing (one example uses the AIA Florida's "Guide to Creating Code Compliant Documents"); and "Professional Certification" programs that are 'architect friendly' in how they are structured and implemented.