Reviews & Inspections .

  • Express service is available upon request
  • Projects are tracked from inception to completion with MS HUB Planner
  • Our accessibility plan reviews and inspections are performed with the industry’s leading software, BlueDag
  • A & D Inspections has thirty years of proficient experience in Accessibility Standards, Energy Codes, and Building Codes
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TAS Plan Reviews & Inspections

These are the main tasks a RAS performs.

  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) TDLR Project Registration
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) TDLR Project Plan Review
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) TDLR Facility Inspections
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Buyer's Facility Inspections to comply with Texas Accessibility Standard
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Consultant for Texas Accessibility Standard's Compliance
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Expedited services: registration, plan review, pre-final inspections, and inspections

Texas Accessibility Standards (Texas approved version of ADA)

This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to sites, facilities, buildings, and elements by individuals with disabilities. The requirements are to be applied during the design, construction, additions to, and alteration of sites, facilities, buildings, and elements to the extent required by regulations issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation under the authority of Texas Government Code, Chapter 469. These standards are intended to be consistent to those contained in the 2010 Standards of Accessible Design, and are generally the same except as noted in italics.

Advisory 101.1 General.

In addition to these requirements, covered entities must comply with the regulations issued by federal agencies, the U. S. Department of Justice and the U. S. Department of Transportation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are issues affecting individuals with disabilities which are not addressed by these requirements, but which are covered by federal agencies, the U. S. Department of Justice and the U. S. Department of Transportation regulations.

A & D Inspections provides in-office training for ADA -TAS procedures, TDLR forms, registration, plan review, pre-final inspections, final inspections.

IECC 3rd Party Energy Inspections

Energy Code Inspections

IECC Third Party Energy Inspector

These mandatory inspections and plan reviews are not automatically done by the municipality, and they require a code certified 3rd party ICC Certified provider. Contact us for your Energy Plan Review or Inspection today.


(Per SECO)

The minimum state-mandated code for single-family homes is Chapter 11 of the 2015 International Residential Code. The applicable code for other residences and commercial and industrial buildings is the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code.

Each municipality has adopted a specific Energy Code (year).  Contact James@adinspections.com for the applicable municipal energy code.

We provide plan reviews within 24 – 72 hours after submission.  Inspections are performed within 24-48 hours.  Expedited services are available.

Call 281.802.0247

New construction is the most cost-effective point in the life of a building to establish energy efficiency elements. Building energy codes serve as a starting point to reduce energy dependence and extend our natural resources.

  • Certified IECC Energy Code Inspections
  • Com Check Reports

Accessibility (ADA) Litigation

Violations of the Americans with Disability Act are civil rights issues. We are the link between you and your legal professional. Basically, there is a five-rstep process:

  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Define the plaintiffs concerns.
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Work with your legal professional to determine a path for correction of any ADA violations.
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Make all necessary corrections.
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Final inspection showing violation corrections.
  • ezgif-2-354012cac9 (1) Litigation complete.

Common Violations of the Americans with Disability Act

ADA violations in parking lots are the most frequent and easily identifiable for lawsuits. These include incorrect marking, the access aisle, and identification signs. Other common issues are lack of accessible parking spaces, wrong locations, incorrect slopes, wrong dimensions of the parking spaces, and a deficient accessible route to enter a building.

Missing signs, incorrect slope, and limitations in the path of travel cause the accessible routes to be inaccessible per ADA regulations.

Incorrect slopes and the wrong width of a ramp violate these laws.  Certain non-flared curbs may cause wheelchair users to be overturned.  Lack of space to turn around on a level landing might prevent someone with mobility aids from using a ramp.

Hard to open doors and doors that close too quickly are some of the easiest violations to correct.  Additional violations easily corrected are hardware that requires adjustment or replacement.  These require too tight of a grip, pinching, and/or twisting of the wrist.

Proper signage is as important as other ADA requirements.  Elements and spaces where signs are required must be compliant by directing people towards the nearest accessible entrance, exit, and building elements.

A & D Inspections, The
Specialist To Help Facilitate
Accessibility Compliance

While problems with access on the exterior are the most common lawsuits, interior counters, and bathrooms that are not compliant may become legal issues. Our professional consultants can identify these violations as well and provide viable solutions.

The accessibility regulations are many and often complex. Too often, businesses and organizations have been led to believe they are ADA compliant but were given incorrect information. We recommend you have an expert to explain how your company can comply. “Violations that trigger Drive-By ADA Litigation” can be avoided with an ounce of prevention.

About Us

Owner James Southerland, RAS 1485 / ICC 0882584

Our journey started in a small classroom at Local 551 Carpenters Union in Houston, Texas in 2003. After obtaining an ICC Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner certification, James used his expertise to investigate accessibility violations for the City of Houston, Mayors Office for People with Disabilities. He continued his work consulting with almost every department in the City of Houston until retirement in 2008.

James continued consulting, reviewing plans, and inspections in the private commercial construction industry. He has been involved on all sides of the accessibility industry.

Accessibility has been a passion for James, not only has he worked in the industry but lives with a neuromuscular disability – Charcot-Marie Tooth disease. This gives him an advantage, being on both sides of the spectrum. He understands the owner’s perspective and people with disabilities.

In 2004 James became IECC certified to provide Code plan reviews and site inspections. He has seen many changes in the last twenty years. A & D Inspections has sponsored numerous IECC classes and webinars.

Organizations I belong to:

  • APA – Accessibility Professionals Association
  • ICC – International Code Council
  • CCPIA – Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association
  • BBB- Better Business Bureau
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16918 Rolling Acres Dr. Houston, TX.77396