Planchek Code Blog


Planchek's official blog is updated regularly to keep our customers and partners apprised of the latest changes to codes, permits, and compliance. Check back frequently to stay up-to-date on changes that impact permit holders and relevant activities!

Charles County Government awarded Planchek another Building Inspection contract last December.  We look forward to providing the County Inspection & Plans Review services, and adapting our operations to compliment the changes underweigh at Planning & Growth Management.  

The Town of La Plata requested Planchek begin performing Code Administration duties in their jurisdiction. We very much appreciate this opportunity. P...

June 1, 2017

Michelangelo was a multi-talented: artist, sculptor, painter, designer...  His work also included architect & engineer for St. Peters Basilica at the Vatican.  He spent considerable portions of his life at the Vatican and it bears his signature creations. Michelangelo is mentally and physically invested in the structures and images that define the spaces at the Vatican. 

When Michelangelo was appointed as the key des...

May 26, 2017

History chronicles how architectural and engineering advances often radically improve the society where the advances are employed.  One important example was the Buttress and Flying Buttress - these assemblies markedly expanded construction types, materials used, and, the height of the structure conceived.  Prior to this innovation, building heights were restricted to the dynamic properties of the materials utilized - and thei...

February 15, 2016


Planchek, Inc. offices have flooded due to a burst sprinkler pipe in an unoccupied unit above their offices. Planchek is working to continue operations as best they can. More information will be posted as it develops and resources are evaluated. 


Your patience in this matter is appreciated.




Dave Rose, President,

Plancheck, Inc.

August 5, 2015

The adopted building codes expanded is scope and number since Planchek began working for Charles County Government in 1995.  Comparatively, in 1997, when Planchek was hired to perform inspections, an entirely different set of Code regulations were used - BOCA and CABO authored the codes. The building codes adopted then included: Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas. The Americans with Disabilities Act was in its infancy.  Plan...

July 21, 2015

The ICC has produced several building code training videos.  These will help the novice permit holder learn how the codes shape construction practices and what inspectors will examine when the perform the various inspections.  Kudos ICC!

July 20, 2015

The 2015 version of the International Code Council's "I" Codes will go into effect August 3, 2015.  All permit applications after that date must conform to the new standards.  Check the ADOPTED CODES tab to view the updated codes for Charles County.

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