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The world's most powerful, innovative and the easiest construction building codes checking tool that enables the highest efficiency and ease in tracking projects for code compliance, allowing projects to be completed in a timely and cost-effective manner, while maintaining the degree of protection and life safety intended by the applicable codes.

This innovative software solution provides designers with the capability to both conduct a preliminary IBC code review during the initial phases of a project, and evaluate multiple code options and decisions well before the expense of developing drawings. During preliminary and final reviews, designers are lead through a simple, detailed and well-organized code review that includes references to the actual IBC code sections. The program analyzes the user's input and renders "Accepted" or "Failed" status for decisions, along with the reason for not accepting the provided information. Detailed reports are easily created for submission to the respective permitting authority .

The only intelligent building code checking solution in today's market, it makes manual reviews a thing of the past!

Since the existence of blueprints nearly 300 years ago, the construction industry has used paper and pencils to do its job. While a substantial number of progressive Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Consultants have been using computer-aided technologies on their projects for a few years, the plan review and building code compliance review process has, unfortunately, stayed pretty much the same.

Nevertheless, when it comes to code checking, these highly complex models created by thousands of firms, in most cases, have to be printed out on paper or digitally uploaded to a remote server or must be virtually simulated in order for code officials to manually review, mark-up, or digitally insert comments using an overlay technology.

The manual approach to code checking is tedious, inconsistent, sometimes inaccurate, slow, rather costly and inevitably subjective, as analysts impose their own understanding of the code issues in their personal review.

A true automation of the actual code checking process achieves a significant improvement in productivity in the planning and code review phases for the entire building industry.

Until OptaSoft's revolutionary approach, solutions to the code checking compliance problem have been ineffective and one dimensional. The primary purpose of former solutions was to simply manage documents in a framework designed to change the embodiment of the materials to be reviewed (blueprints).

They were deployed in the form of creating code studies, hosting a web-enabled service to submit plans for manual review, offering databases of building codes for electronic access, modeling the design in 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D or 7D to visualize, inserting mark-ups and comments on pdf drawings and comparing drawings side-by-side using digital overlay.

All former solutions lead to increased challenges with implementation and higher overall cost, while failing to address the actual task of "code checking".

Why is our innovative software one solution that stands above the rest?

100% manipulation proof

Our innovative solution utilizes C++ frame work object oriented technology. An object is a "black box/module" that receives and sends messages that includes the actual building codes and users input. As a result, the permit issuing authorities, design professionals and consultants enjoy a peace of mind that advanced users (SYSDBA or DBA) are unable to manipulate the generated compliance results and/or reports. Show Me

Easy to use

Commercial Building Inspector is so smart and easy, the straightforwardness of the software leaves little necessity for training. The software architecture comprise of components that includes smart independent channels of building code analysis integrated with the properties of other components and forms a relationship that gives you a world class efficient solution.


Solution at glance

OptaSoft’s Commercial Building Inspector software is completely modular, which provides two advantages. First, more modules can be added after the initial implementation to improve functionality. Second, the system is completely expandable to meet future needs.

86 smart and unique building codes compliance modules, which make a solid foundation to streamline any commercial building plan review process. Each module is based upon a specific 2015 International Building Code to provide accurate and consistent review results while reinforcing the educational level of the user, allowing users to operate at a more efficient and reliable level.

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Software Peripheral Utilities
Permit Application Data
Dynamic Reports
Smart Code Compliance Software Tools
Essential Software Features
Show Building Codes By Chapters
What Building Codes the Software Use?    

Expedite the process, increase your plan review accuracy and achieve up to 95% review time savings

Commercial Building Inspector® is a tool that automates the more mundane and routine design tasks associated with code checking, allowing all concerned to focus their expertise toward creating a more efficient and sustainable built environment.

Commercial Building Inspector® allows users to capture, analyze building codes parameters and generates compliance status reports prior to plans submittals (QA & QC). Such obtained results are the basis of the permit issuing authority compliance decision. Best of all, it allows for early submission, preliminary project review with code compliance feedback, more accurate final submittals by the design professionals and facilitates faster review times (Up to 95%). It also fits seamlessly within an organization's existing technology architecture that integrates granular permit data from source systems and links the database warehouse with rich transactional details.

Once the plan has been submitted for review to the permit issuing authority, the permit issuing authority can utilize the saved software project's data file to determine whether the plan are building codes compliant or easily guide the project to a compliance status.



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