following are some of the entities who have acquired our innovative
technology. We are especially proud of the long term trust, friendship
and confidence we have earned and maintained with our clients. We
Cordially invite you to refer to any and all of our references including:
Barry A. Miller, AIA,
LEED AP, Vice President, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson, Inc.
Makes my job dramatically
simpler and reduces claims
"What I like about your software is that I can
have less experienced staff work on it and I have a well-organized
code review approach that makes my job dramatically simpler and
Jeffrey Dunlap, Niles
Charter Township, Michigan
Expedite the process and increase your plan
"This software takes the previously tedious plan
review task for commercial construction and makes it almost enjoyable!
Inputs are intuitive and the output is straight forward and contains
only the information needed and selected by the plan reviewer.
For those design professionals who complain about the amount of
time a municipality takes for plan reviews, get this software
and you can email the data file to your government plan reviewer,
expedite the process and increase your plan review accuracy. Great
product and great support."
Carroll Lee Pruitt,
FAIA, NCARB, Pruitt Consulting - Code Consultant
A great tool for building code analysis
"I have used Commercial Building Inspector on
projects now and have found the product to be very efficient.
High quality detailed and summary reports are provided at the
end of each project review. These reports provide detailed information
on code requirements similar to that found in professional code
William T Winning III
CBO, Winning Way Services, Houston, Texas
CBI Program, brings the plan review to the
"We at Winning Way Services provide plan reviews
for Architects, Engineers, and Design Professional to assist in
buildings planning process. This software allows us to look
at different design parameters and quickly change or modify to
achieve the best results for the client. The software assists
us in educating and informing the design professionals with the
results and the supporting documents to base a decision and correct
move forward on a project. OptaSoft's cbi Program, brings the
plan review to the 21st century, and improves our plan review
quality and time to complete our review."
Rulon Taylor, Senior
Plans Examiner, City of Spokane Valley, Washington
75% time Saving
"I want to thank you for letting me use your program
for a month before having to purchase it. This gave me the opportunity
of giving the program a good working trial. It not only speeds
up the review but all plans will be reviewed by exactly the same
procedure leaving less chance for error. All mathematical calculations
and specific research is done for you by the program.
I have just finished a project that would normally take two and
one half days and it only took two and one half hours. On an average
I would say that I should be able to do my commercial plans reviews
in 25 % of the regular time. After using the program I still need
to refer to the state amendments and do the plumbing, and mechanical
reviews. This should help me keep up to the large load of commercial
plans that are coming in. I find the program very user friendly.
It asks for two or three basic things and then it reviews them.
It repeats this process until the complete plan has been reviewed.
When it has taken you through all of the steps it will then give
you a basic report or a comprehensive report. You do not even
need a code book as any references that you need are shown to
you and with a simple click the print is on your screen. It makes
many more decisions than most of us do when doing a plan review.
A designer could really take advantage of this program as you
can always back up if the design does not work and try a different
approach. If designers had this program and submitted the report
with the drawings it would speed our review time up."
Bill Cress, RA, Cress
& Lopresto Architects, Baton Rouge Louisiana
Proven to be a useful tool in our office
"Commercial Building Inspector has proven to be
a useful tool in our office. We have been used to using hard copies
of codes throughout the past and have enjoyed using this software
application. At first it seems a little "different".
After working on a few projects, the software really is as efficient
time wise. In effect, you can also print a full report after conducting
an initial search. The report can be used as a checklist for items
you may want to investigate further or remove from the list as
irrelevant. The software has proven itself accurate thus far and
has in fact educated us on a couple of code issues different from
Pete Newkirk, PE, Building
Official City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Better understanding of the IBC
"The software has really helped us perform reviews
quicker and because the software is standardized, we are getting
more consistent reviews. It has probably saved at least 50% in
review time. We had recently hired some new reviewers (because
the former ones retired) and having the software cut their training
time drastically. We have even had design professionals and contractors
sit in for their reviews so we sort of train them on the job so
they can get a better understanding of the IBC and the code differences
for future submittals. We recently changed from the SBC to the
IBC and the software made the transition of the different codes
real easy. So far the software has worked fine and we have not
had any problems."
Paul H. Shoeffler Jr.
PE, Shoeffler Engineering, Inc, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Major breakthrough for Architects and Engineers
"I have had the pleasure of reviewing your computer
program covering the 2000 / 2003 International Building Code.
As a professional Civil Engineer involved in designing commercial
buildings I want you to know that I consider this program to be
a major breakthrough for Architects and Engineers as well as planners
and Designers. It reduces individual interpretation of the code
to a uniform standard. Built into this program is the input and
consensus of the City's Plan Reviewers thus assuring that plan
reviews are uniform, consistent and accurate. Very simply stated,
when this program is used, my plan had the advantage of having
been reviewed by all plan reviewers. I consider your program to
be an essential tool for all Plan Reviewers"
George Traylor, Building
Official, Denham Springs, Louisiana
One Man Operation
"As you know I am a "one man operation" here in
the City of Denham Springs. Not only do I have to do all plan
review but also inspections, flood plain, condemnations, and various
other duties that are involved in the department. The use of cbi
has helped me tremendously. I recently had to review a set of
plans for a two story 11,000 sq ft bank and office building. Because
I have to start and stop so much during a review this would normally
take me the better part of a week to accomplish the review, this
without writing a letter. The software enabled me to get the review
done in about 6 hours, including the writing of the letter. Before
I did not have the means or time to even try to generate a review
letter. cbi software has been an asset to me. With the construction
that we have in the future I know it is going to be well worth