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

VCA Code offers a full range of expert, cost-effective plan review services to city and county building and fire departments. Plan review services cover all model codes including:
  • Uniform Building Code
  • International Building Code
  • International Residential Code
  • Uniform Plumbing Code
  • Uniform Mechanical Code
  • National Electrical Code
  • Unified Facilities Criteria
Our plan reviewers are licensed professional engineers certified by the International Code Council. We maintain an extensive library of structural engineering programs to verify compliance of submitted plans and calculations with the latest seismic and other life safety code provisions.

VCA's staff of highly experienced, knowledgeable, proficient professionals is committed to the application of code and standards. The VCA staff serves on many committees that include:
  • ICC Los Angeles Chapter
  • ICC Foothill Chapter
  • Orange Empire Chapter
  • CALBO (California Building Officials)
VCA staff serves on multiple committees for these organizations that include:
  • Fire Life Safety Committee
  • California Residential Code
  • Education Committee
  • Green Code Committee
  • Structural Review Committee
  • Accessibility Committee
VCA's industry involvement has included authored magazine articles and white papers on the practical application of new codes:
  • Los Angeles Regional Uniform Committee (LARUCP)
  • Orange County Regional Code Uniformity Committee (OCRUCP)
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Light Frame Committee and Seismology Committee
  • SEAOC Bluebook article, a Structure Magazine article and industry presentations on the impact of the new codes on light-frame and residential construction
VCA has performed over 17,000 project reviews on many types of structures, including single family residential, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Project reviews are completed quickly and efficiently. The scope and depth of all project reviews will provide the applicant the necessary information to develop at through set of drawings that comply with requirements of various City departments.

VCA has provided building department services for thousands of projects of various types of occupancies and construction which includes:
  • Single family residences
  • Church assemblies
  • Heavy industrial buildings (tilt-ups)
  • Multi-story office buildings
  • Thirteen-acre amusement park
  • Police stations
  • High-rise offices
  • Amusement structures
  • Shopping malls
  • Multi-theater complexes
  • City halls
  • Large parking structures

Online Plan Check Tracking

The online plan check status webpage allows the applicant to go onto our website and by selecting the jurisdiction and entering the plan check number issued by the jurisdiction review the status of the plan check. Should the applicant have additional questions, the phone number for VCA is provided on the status page. The applicant also has the ability to download a copy of the plan check corrections. This feature is included in VCA's scope of service at no cost to the City or applicant.

Check the status of your Plan Check here

E-Plan Check Services

Is Your City Focused on Developing Sustainable Processes?

The VCA E-Plan Check Service is a process whereby construction plans for a proposed project are submitted electronically for the purpose of being review by the City to show compliance with planning conditions and City adopted building codes. There is no additional cost to the City.

What is sustainable about submitting plans electronically?

If you think about the overall process, all the paper that is consumed from the initial concept design to the issuing of the building permit, hundreds and hundreds of pages of large formatted documents are transported to achieve compliance. Think about all the green house gas emission that is produced by the various machines and vehicles to meet the needs of the plan review process.

What if we have a process that reduces a large portion of the green house gases and minimizes the amount of paper needed for the project drawings?

This process is called E-Plan Check Service. Today project plans are created in an electronic format and converted into paper. Let's eliminate the paper and go directly to project review.

As part of VCA's service with the City, an electronic plan review process will be offered. With the mutual consent of the City, guidelines for the electronic plan review will be created for the submittal process that meets the current City plan review process. VCA will reach out to the public to educate them with this new process and will be flexible with the implementation of various types of projects. Smaller projects such as small room additions do not benefit from this process and will reviewed using the conventional method. The introduction of E-Plan Review will be gradual and VCA will work with the community to insure satisfaction at all levels.

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