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Permit-Ready Shop Drawings

Obtaining a permit can be a time-consuming challenge. HelpGate provides hassle-free, code-compliant shop drawings prepared by industry experts.

Permit-ready Shop Drawings

A permit set is a set of shop drawings customized to comply with minimum standards of local ordinances and adopted codes of a local AHJ in order to obtain an installation permit. Permit sets may require a signature and stamp by a Professional Engineer or a NICET certified technician in addition to the installer's license. Permit sets are submitted to the AHJ who reviews the drawings and has the authority to approve or reject. In most locations, permit sets are required for fire alarm and when electrified locking hardware is being installed. 

Our cover sheets include key client and project information, sheet index, code ordinances, general and specific notes pertaining to that project.  Color coded and industry proven symbols for both plan reviewers and technicians

For Fire Alarm drawings, a Sequence of Operations in compliance with NFPA 72 is provided. A matrix that shows the exact relationship between inputs and outputs is prepared with the most stringent fire marshal in mind.

​Floor plans are hand-crafted and AIA compliant. Devices identified and show wiring layout depending on the type of system. Symbols are simple and easy to identify and to proportional scale. Technicians love our floor plans!  

One-line diagrams with device capacity and detailed circuit layout are provided. Riser diagrams are customized to meet the strictest local AHJ requirements, and to facilitate the submittal approval process as well as the installation.

Whether the project is for fire or security, a narrative with key building information, type of system, and a detailed description of the work that will be done is always included.

Per NFPA 72, battery and voltage drop calculations must be included in all fire alarm submittals. Our matrix includes the logical process to prove that the system is capable to perform under standby and alarm conditions. 

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CAD Engineering Solutions that meet your needs

Whether you need a full-blown CAD Engineering Department, or turnkey, hassle-free, nationwide signed/sealed shop drawings, or partial solutions to make your CAD engineering needs simpler, we can help. See what our solutions can do for you.


Permit-ready Shop Drawings

Hassle-free Shop Drawings prepared by P.E. and NICET experts


A.H.J. Due Diligence

Liaison with AHJ at early stage to ensure 100% submittal compliance


Site Survey

Site surveys to record existing system info to prepare accurate markups


Building Measurement

On site visits to measure a building to create Architectural floor plans


CAD Drafting

CAD Drafting of old Architectural floor plans for various uses


Submittal Book

Submittal books contain all written/physical information provided by the responsible contractor to the AHJ

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Wide-format Reproductions Nationwide

SAME-DAY delivery of B&W and Color reproductions in 130 cities

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