Building Department & Fire Protection Services

Our Building Safety group is comprised of licensed Civil and Structural Engineers and ICC Certified Building Officials, Plan Examiners, Inspectors and Permit Technicians who can provide complete and comprehensive construction, building department, and fire protection services including Electronic Plan Reviews and Virtual Inspections.


  • Outsourced CBO and Building Department Staffing
  • Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical & Structural Plan Review
  • Fire Life Safety Plan Review and Inspection
  • Building, Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing Inspection Services
  • Accessibility Plan Review and Inspection
  • Civil and Grading Plan Review and Inspection
  • OSHPD3 & OSHPD5 Plan Review and Inspection Services
  • Certified Access Specialist (CASp)
  • Green Building Standards Compliance Review
  • Public/Private Partnership (P3) Services
  • Specialized Building Department Services for Major Projects
  • ADA Evaluation and Compliance

Key Contact

Ron Beehler, SE, CBO
Director of Building Safety
(916) 204-3178

Featured Projects

Baker Ranch (Housing Project)

Client: City of Lake Forest

Baker Ranch is currently the City’s largest scale residential development, including approximately 2,379 single-and multi-family homes with varying floor plans. The development offers several amenities with private recreational centers complete with swimming pools and neighborhood parks with a baseball field as well as a full basketball court. Baker Ranch also contains 10 community parks totaling 33.44 acres. Our team at Interwest Consulting Group has been involved in Engineering and Building Plan Review, Permit Processing, and Inspection. The commencement of construction on this large-scale development has also caused a significant increase in demand for inspections. Anticipating this, our team collaborated with EnerGov staff to create eLakeForest, a portal that allows contractors to schedule their inspections online. As implementation continued, Interwest also brought on an additional inspector to help the City address the workload.

Downtown Commons Plaza Tower (Marque Project)

Client: City of Sacramento

This project is a 16-story mixed-use tower located adjacent to the new Golden 1 Center and is a significant component of the new Downtown Commons foundation (formerly Downtown Plaza). This reinforced concrete tower includes two levels of subterranean parking with the first three levels comprised of retail space, restaurant space, hotel lobbies, conference rooms, ballrooms, a pool deck and back-of-house spaces. Level 4 is comprised of office space, Levels 5 through 10 are hotel space (Sawyer Hotel), and Levels 11 through 16 are residential (R2) space. Interwest provided complete plan review services for this project on behalf of the City of Sacramento. Our team assisted the City, design team and Owner with the implementation and execution of this aggressively phased permitting schedule, allowing it to move quickly into construction well in advance of a complete design package.

Goodman Center (Commercial Project)

Client: City of Eastvale

Adjacent to the I-15 between Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road and Bellegrave Avenue, the Goodman Commerce Center in the City of Eastvale is one of the largest, mixed-use developments in Southern California. This 200-acre development includes a business park, retail, and two (2) 1-million square-foot Amazon warehouses, expected to employ 4,000+ people. The actual square footage under the roof of Building #1 is 3-million, as it contains multiple levels of platforms inside. Building #1 also contains 12 miles of conveyor system and 120,000 cubic yards of concrete. Our team at Interwest performed a rough and precise grading plan review for the project site, including drainage and erosion reports and hydrology and hydraulics calculations. Our team also provided building and an MEP plan check for all project components, a structural review of the warehouse foundation, as well as, structural and electrical reviews of the warehouse’s roof-mounted Solar PV System. This impactful project was a complex undertaking that required considerable resources from the City of Eastvale and the Interwest Consulting Group team.

UC Merced 2020

Client: City of Merced, CA

Interwest is providing Building Plan Review, Fire Plan Review and Inspection Services for the University’s 2020 Campus Expansion Project which will provide 14 new buildings, including teaching and research facilities, housing, athletics and support space to accommodate 10,000 students. This goal of having adequate facilities to double its current student body in just four years, along with the innovative design/build/develop/ maintain project delivery method adopted for this project, has created some unique challenges for project delivery. In response, our Building Safety and IT teams have worked together to develop and implement a complete building department system, including a robust plan review, permit issuance, and building inspection tracking software system for all fire and building components, as well as plan review and inspections for all utility systems.

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