Ensuring compliance with local regulations, which can vary greatly from one state or municipality to another, can be one of the most challenging facets of any project. Fire and life safety regulations, and building, zoning and ADA compliance can often vary due to local amendments. Rules for new building construction are different than those for existing buildings undergoing renovations. C3 has the expertise to navigate these complexities.
Our code consulting team is headed by a former city building official with more than 30 years’ experience in code and regulatory compliance. We frame every code and regulatory decision around the stage of the Real Estate Life Cycle that the building is in—and the owner’s real estate strategy. We advise clients not just on what has to be done, but also on what does not have to be done—crucial insight to help prioritize actions during diligence or design.
We don’t just know the codes—we help write them. Working as part of an industry advisory panel, C3 has sponsored amendments or rewritten codes which placed onerous burdens on building owners and investors. This intimate involvement in the profession has helped C3 forge long-term relationships with government officials— proprietary access that benefits our clients.
We share our expertise with partner professionals as a Registered Continuing Education System (CES) provider for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). C3 can provide training on a range of topics including best practices in MEP Engineering, Sustainability and LEED, Code Consulting, Building Envelope, Property Condition Assessments, and Capital Needs Assessment.