DCRA Announces New Online Requirement for Shop Drawing Applications

The District of Columbia's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) announced their new online Shop Drawing Application & Elevator Certification system went live on November 1, meaning all shop applications and drawings must be submitted online and paper applications will no longer be accepted.

The new system allows drawing applications to be submitted and paid for online to install, repair or renovate elevators and fire protection systems. An application for elevator certificates can also be submitted directly online.

DCRA has provided an online version of their Shop Drawing Application User Guide. Click here for additional information about the fire protection and elevator shop drawing application and elevator inspection processes.

Fairfax County Building Plan Review Changes Unpaid Fees Policy

As of July 1, Fairfax County Building Plan Review is no longer processing subsequent regulator reviews for projects with outstanding building review-related fees. This also includes those associated with fire marshall review.

To learn more, click here for the Fairfax County bulletin.

MSC is here to alert you to any unpaid fees, helping to avoid unnecessary and costly delays to your project.

For more information call Alison Marr at 703.691.1100 ext 227

DCRA Requires Meetings for Special Inspections of Construction Projects

While requirements for submitting shop drawings with underpinning details listed in Section 106.1.1.1 (item 13) of the 2013 District of Columbia Building Code has been in effect since late 2015, DCRA is now requiring a special inspections meeting prior to any permits being issued.

MSC Engineering & Inspections provides Special Inspections Services and Design to help you avoid unnecessary and costly delays to your project. 

For more information call Alison Marr at 703.691.1100 ext 227 

The Winter 2017 McKeever Quarterly is Here!

Below is a link to the Winter 2017 edition of our quarterly newsletter from McKeever Services Corporation — MSC.

In it, MSC's clients and friends will find valuable project updates, interesting factoids about our services, industry updates and more!

We hope that McKeever Quarterly will prove to be a valuable resource for you. All feedback is appreciated.

Please send all comments to Hashim Hathaway at HHathaway@McKeever-Services.com

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David B. Sturtevant, Director of Public Relations
McKeever Services Corporation
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McKeever Services Corporation Enters the Traffic Control Plan Business

Fairfax, Virginia --- MSC is expanding its service offerings to include Traffic Control Plans. The Company is best known for building permits, geotechnical engineering, inspections & testing of critical structures, environmental services and bond packaging and release for the construction industry in the greater Washington, DC metro area serving general contractors, Architecture/Engineering firms and building owners.

Traffic Control Plans are necessary whenever a construction project will disrupt pedestrian or vehicular traffic or pose a threat to public safety due to:

  • Construction vehicles parking on roadways or sidewalks
  • Extra traffic or parking in an area from construction vehicles such as dump trucks, graders, cranes, etc. and construction workers’ commuter vehicles
  • Exterior construction overlooking sidewalks or roadways
  • Placing construction materials on roadways or sidewalks
  • Excavation in roadways or sidewalks to install utilities, sheeting and shoring or building foundations
  • Construction of fences, retaining walls, driveways or any paving in public spaces.
  • Permanent installation of public art, sign(s), flag pole(s), bench(es) or other fixtures.

It is important to government Departments of Transportation, law enforcement and public safety officials, county and municipal government elected officials and the public at large that TCPs be planned and implemented to maximize motorist and pedestrian traffic safety and minimize traffic disruption.

“McKeever Services Corporation’s 43 years of construction, regulatory and jurisdictional management consulting services with local governments on behalf of construction industry clients make the company eminently qualified to produce superior traffic control plans that are well engineered toward public safety, minimize traffic disruption while allowing construction projects to stay on schedule,” stated James McKeever, Founder and CEO of McKeever Services.

“MSC’s consultants, engineers and project managers who prepare the TCPs and submit the plans to the government have all appropriate training and certification programs required by Washington DC Area governmental jurisdiction to adhere to the highest professional standards in the industry,” concluded McKeever.

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The Winter 2016 McKeever Quarterly is here!

We've moved! Please update your records with our new address:
11166 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 405, Fairfax, VA 22003

Below is a link to the Winter 2016 edition of our quarterly newsletter from McKeever Services Corporation — MSC.

In it, MSC's clients and friends will find valuable project updates, interesting factoids about our services, industry updates and more!

We hope that McKeever Quarterly will prove to be a valuable resource for you. All feedback is appreciated.

Please send all comments to Amber Wigton at Awigton@McKeever-Services.com