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DCRA Livestreams

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View Livestreams of our workshops and meetings here. Connect with us in real time, go back for a refresher or learn more about our processes and services by viewing our livestreams. Note: If you are streaming this event from a computer and Internet Explorer does not work, please use an alternate web browser (i.e., Google Chrome).

Proactive Inspection Portal Overview Training

An introduction of the Online Proactive Inspection Portal, which allows you to easily update information and pay proactive inspection program fee(s).

Licensed Design and Industrial Trade Professionals: Partners in Safety Workshop

Hear from DCRA’s own Industrial Trade Board and Architecture and Design Board administrators that highlight how the two boards are ensuring professional licenses are in compliance with regulations and requirements set forth by DCRA. Licensing professionals are very important in the construction world when ensuring building safety. These particular Board Administrators are at the forefront of licensing our tradesmen and architects. Learn more about how to become licensed in either field.

Homeowner Common Permit & Plan Review Pitfalls Workshop

Avoid common pitfalls for permit and plan review. Learn what mistakes to avoid and how to be in compliance with DC Construction Codes, laws and regulations.

Homeowner Decisions to Make Before You Submit an Application to DCRA Workshop

Before you start, take control of your home remodeling and/or addition project. This workshop covers basic questions you should ask yourself before talking to a design professional and contractor. Experts from DCRA will review basic questions about plumbing, heating and cooling equipment, hot water heaters, insulation, windows, doors, bump up and outs, fire, and electrical and structural.

How DCRA Works & Protects Homeowners Workshop

Be prepared before you buy or start remodeling your home. This workshop will provide an overview of DCRA’s permit application process through the issuance of your building permit. Learn how to use online permitting tools, what permits you will need, how to submit plans to DCRA and permit costs. Additionally, we will cover how to hire design professionals, general contractors and DCRA tips to avoid being scammed or build illegally.

Building Safety 2020 Workshop

Join our panel discussion to learn more about how DCRA's Vision 2020 will enhance building safety in the District and how our new processes are changing to build a stronger and safer community.

Permit Operations & Inspections Division Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting | April 30, 2019

This Permit Operations & Inspections Division Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting is taking place on April 30th. Catch up on the latest updates from our permitting, inspections and building departments from your desktop or smartphone.

Understanding Tenant's Rights Workshop

A workshop on understanding tenant's rights that covers an overview of tenant rights; business licensing process; complaint/proactive based inspections; common Housing Code violations; scheduling an inspection process; enforcement process; rights when applying for an apartment; understanding Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA); importance of tenants forming an association and rights under TOPA; and how and when to file for Landlord/Tenant Court.

The City As a Platform: Citizen Centric Cities and Services

We are embarking on a digital transformation - a fundamental change in processes, activities and how value is provided. Embrace this opportunity to learn the latest on sharing cities and get tips and tricks from around the world on how residents could really be at the heart of our city and its services. Active participation in this seminar is appreciated. Join Ernest Chrappah, Acting Director of DCRA and Harmen van Sprang, co-founder of Sharing Cities Alliance, in this conversation.

Successfully Choosing Your Contractor

A workshop discussing preventive ways a consumer can avoid being the subject of fraud when seeking and using contractors.

ProjectDox Training

This ProjectDox Training reviews how to use and operate our plan submission system.

DC Bar Pro Bono Clinic

If you are an existing or an aspiring small business owner you will benefit from watching this livestream with attorneys at the Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic, sponsored by the DC Bar Pro Bono Center. This clinic features information on business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues.

Permit Operations & Inspections Division Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting | October 30, 2018

In case you missed the last Permit Operations & Inspections Division Quarterly Stakeholders Meeting that took place on October 30th, catch up on the latest updates from our permitting, inspections and building departments now from your desktop or smartphone.

Solar Permitting Overview Training

This Livestreamed video is reviewing our Solar Permitting Guide. This training is for District homeowners, developers and the solar industry to understand DCRA's and related agency's solar permitting processes and requirements. Join our Green Building experts as they provide a thorough overview of the solar permitting process.

Buyer Beware: Things DCRA Wants You to Know Before & After You Buy a Home

This Buyer Beware: What DCRA Wants You to Know Before & After You Buy or Remodel a Home workshop will cover many topics from permit application, plan review, illegal construction, DC Construction Code requirements, and many more. This training is for people interested in buying, remodeling and protecting their home.

Prepare Your Family For Any Natural Disaster – Panel Discussion

Join our Livestream of our National Preparedness Month panel discussion, Learn Life-Saving Skills: Prepare Your Family for Any Disaster. Our guests from the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA), the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (FEMS), and the DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) will educate us on how to prepare for a natural disaster.

How to Submit Plans Workshop

Christopher Bailey, DCRA’s Deputy Chief Building Official of Permitting, conducts a seminar on how to properly submit plans to DCRA for construction permits.

Tall Wood Construction Discussion

This new technology allows wood to replace concrete & steel. It will eventually be cheaper than concrete & steel, faster to construct, and unlike concrete & steel, more sustainable. This will have a profound impact on the ways our cities are designed – but American companies currently must import the design talent, construction labor, and materials. How can we grow a local talent base? How do we get these projects built? The race is on, and the District sees itself leading the way. Listen in while experts discuss the emerging trend to use a different kind of technology for building construction.

Check out additional DCRA videos on our YouTube Channel.