The Plan Check, Code Consulting & ADA Compliance
Resource For Building Departments

For more than 35 years, VCA Code has provided full support for city and county building departments in addition to providing a full range of code consulting services to public and private organizations.

Full Spectrum of Code Services
Our experience assisting municipal jurisdictions consists of building code administration, plan review, department staffing, CASp consulting, fire protection plan review and other support services. In addition, we consult with construction industry professionals to assist with plan development that complies with building codes, helping to achieve successful plan submission and approval.

Registered Professional Engineers
The principals of VCA are registered professional engineers with many years of practical building experience. VCA Code is led by Vice President Charles “Russ” Russell, a highly respected building code professional with extensive experience as a building official and as a Green Building Standard Code (CALGreen) expert.

Plan Review Experience
The firm has reviewed plans for thousands of projects of all types of occupancies and construction. This experience includes single-family residences, high-rise office buildings, amusement structures, heavy industrial buildings, parking structures, concrete tilt-ups as well as public parks, shopping malls, multi-theater complexes, city halls, police stations, a university campus, a 13-acre amusement park and a 15,000-seat arena, in addition to many other occupancies and usages.

Outsourced Building Department Staffing
VCA also assists building departments by augmenting staffs with highly qualified and certified building officials, building inspectors, permit technicians, code enforcement officers and other specialists as needed. VCA maintains the highest quality staff who are certified as required by State law. VCA prides itself on continuing education of our team to provide the highest level of professional services to our clients.

Green Building Consulting
VCA Green, the green building division of VCA Code,  is recognized throughout the state of California as a leader in CALGreen and is recognized nationally for its sustainability consulting. The firm delivers expert consulting and technical services for green building certification and provides complete sustainable services from project conception through building operations. For more information, visit

ADA Compliance
Our CASp division provides a full range of services to help you make your buildings, facilities and programs usable for persons with disabilities. Services include design and construction consultation, evaluation of existing buildings and programs and transition and implementation plans for compliance. for both cities and private construction professionals. Complying with accessibility codes or federal laws has recently become a challenging task for the design and construction professional. VCA's certified staff provides a high level of expertise that can solve the most complex issues facing any project.

Our Steadfast Commitment
When you work with VCA Code, you gain a level of expertise that can only be achieved through practical experience serving communities and construction professionals. This unique mixture of experience is beneficial to both cities and developers, because we understand both the challenges faced and objectives sought by all parties involved. VCA has the valuable ability to be able to communicate with construction professionals and at the same time ensure that all applicable building codes are enforced.  

VCA remains steadfast in our commitment to safety, quality, and client service that is unequaled within our industry. VCA Professional Staffing Includes:
  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Certified Building Officials
  • Certified Plans Examiners
  • Certified Building Inspectors
  • Certified Permit Technicians
  • LEED® Accredited Professionals
  • Certified Access Specialist (CASp)
  • CALGreen Certified Plans Examiners
  • CALGreen Certified Field Inspectors
  • Fire Protection Engineers

International Code Council (ICC)
American Concrete Institute (ACI)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Building Industry Association of Orange County (BIA-OC)
Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
California Building Standards Commission (BSC)
California Housing and Community Developing (HCD)
Los Angeles Chapter of ICC (LABCICC) Orange Empire Chapter of ICC (OECICC)
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI)

VCA Code | 1845 W. Orangewood Ave, Suite 210| Orange, California 92868 | Tel: (714) 363-4700 | Fax: (714) 363-4747 |