Plan Review

    Prior to start of construction, Winston Services provides plan review to determine compliance with Building, Energy, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing codes as adopted by the City of Fort Worth.


    TAS Review and Inspection

    Winston Services can coordinate the service through our office.



    Permit Expediting

    After the plan review is complete, we will:

    • Submit plans to the City of Fort Worth for permits
    • Coordinate between your contractor and/or engineer with all City departments including water, public works, fire, and health.
    • Keep you informed of any issues that may slow or stall the permitting process and work diligently to expedite permits.

    Inspections

    During the construction process, Winston Services will:

    • Perform inspections for compliance with Building, Energy, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing codes as adopted by the City of Fort Worth.
    • Assist you in obtaining any approvals necessary from the City for final occupancy of the project.

    Consulting Services

    Occasionally, the City of Fort Worth Construction & Fire Code Advisory Board has to approve variances. Technical experts from Winston Services will attend these Board meetings as representatives for this project on issues relating to construction code compliance.

    In Addition, as construction documents are prepared, Winston Services will be available as needed to assist your architects with code related design questions.

    Response Time

    • Comments on plans reviewed for new construction will be provided within three working days. Review of corrections, if necessary, will be turned around within 24 hours.
    • Comments on plans reviewed for remodel construction will be provided within 24 hours. Typically we can get a building permit issued from the City and to your contractor within 24 hours.
    • Inspections can be made on the same day, provided Winston Services receives the request by noon.

    Energy Code

    In 2001, the Texas State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 5 (SB5).

    SB5 adopted the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with the 2001 Supplement, as the construction standard throughout the State of Texas.

    The IECC establishes minimum regulations for the design of energy efficient buildings and structures.

    It regulates the design and selection of…

    • Building Envelope
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Electrical power and lighting systems
    • Service water heating systems

    SB5 requires that municipalities enforce the IECC, with certified inspectors, no later than September 1, 2002.

    Because many cities do not have certified inspectors on staff to perform these state mandated Energy Code inspections, many area cities are requiring contractors and and/or architects to acquire the services of an outside “third-party” inspection firm to perform the inspections.

    Winston Services can provide the Energy Code plan review and the inspections for your projects in many cities in the metroplex including: Colleyville, Carrollton, DeSoto, Euless, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Granbury, Grapevine, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Mansfield.
    This list of cities is ever changing and if you are doing work in another city that is using a third-party format for Energy Code, please let us know and we will get on their list to perform this work.
    Inspections are typically required:

    1) before insulation,
    2) after insulation, and
    3) at finals.

    Please call us for all your Energy Code needs.
    817-496-9396


  • 832 Sandy Lane
    Fort Worth, Texas 76120
    p: 817.496.9396
    f: 817.496.1921
    inspections@winstonservices.com

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