This past Friday, 01 June, I had a couple hours to head downtown again to the Building Department. Things went much more smoothly this time around.<br />n<br />nI filled out the application, waited for my name to be called, then took my plans and calcs to the counter. The lady walked through them, filling out more information on the application as she went. The one small hiccup was that the additional square footage going into the garage wasn’t accounted for on the Technical Information side bar. A quick call to the designer’s office confirmed it was a mistake on their part, and the lady got the info she needed, and totaled up the cost. I was on my way to the cashier, and my plans were on their way through the system.<br />n<br />nNow, the six to eight week clocks starts ticking. It’s for real now. The to-do list we’ve been compiling HAS to get done before mid to late July. And we have a week away for Independence Day already scheduled.<br />n<br />nBetter go get busy.<br />n<br />nUPDATE: Regarding the truss calculations, we did get our contractor’s preferred truss manufacturer, an outfit out of Watsonville, and they now have our plans and should be providing the calcs real soon now. And no, this requirement didn’t even come up at the Building Dept; that’s probably why I was able to submit the package!