Plan Review and Construction Observation

Plan Review Process

The office plan review process starts with triage. Upon receipt, each submittal is logged in and triaged within 48 hours by OSHPD Architects, Engineers, and Fire & Life Safety Officers to determine if the submittal is complete. If any discipline can complete the review of the construction documents within 15 minutes, the review will be completed during the triage process; otherwise, each discipline will estimate the time needed for the review and record it on the triage form accordingly.

Triage & Review Results

The triage and review results criteria are as follows:

Triage & Review Result Result Criteria
Take in It is estimated the review will take longer than 2 hours. See 60/30/30 Turnaround Goal Program for turnaround goals.
Expedite Review can be done within 1 to 2 hours*
Over-The-Counter (OTC) Review can be done in 1 hour or less. (2 hours for structural)**
Return Submittal is incomplete and should be returned
Not Applicable  
*All disciplines requiring review of the documents must mark either OTC or Expedite for the project to be eligible for an expedited or OTC review. Only first reviews will be expedited. New project turnaround goals will be reduced from 60 days to 30 days, and projects that include primary gravity and/or lateral load elements/systems will be reduced from 80 days to 40 days.
**All disciplines requiring review of the documents must mark OTC for the project to be scheduled for an Over-The-Counter review.

Once triage is complete, the review completion date is established based on the 60/30/30 Turnaround Goal Program.


This page was last updated on Monday, October 3, 2016.