Stop Work Order (SWO) Consulting

Stop Work Order (SWO) Consulting

Stop work orders are not a death sentence to a project. With expert guidance from CRI, you’ll be able to lift your stop work order and return to the project without incurring additional fines and fees.

Contractors who receive a stop work order from a building inspector must immediately cease all work on the site except that which is necessary to bring the site into compliance with the regulations.

Receiving the dreaded red tag on a construction project may feel like a death sentence, but it’s not. If contractors and construction managers want to continue their project work, seeking out environmental consulting expertise from a company like Compliance Resources, Inc. makes their lives easier and helps them lift the stop work orders quicker.

For over 20 years, CRI has helped contractors and construction managers simplify bureaucratic processes and red tape, and we help get projects back on their feet after stop work orders are issued.

About SWOs

A Stop Work Order can generally be issued for the following reasons:

  • Failure to obtain the appropriate stormwater permits, applications, and authorizations
  • Failure to install erosion or sediment controls
  • Failure to implement the approved plans
  • Failure to maintain, repair, or replace BMPs when they are damaged or proved inadequate.

Why Are Stop Work Orders On Construction Sites Complicated

Stop work orders are frustrating. Your job site is complex and so are the mountains of regulations that govern it. Boundary lines are not painted on the ground to outline which stormwater rules are required and where and there are multiple jurisdictions that have interlocal agreements to do enforcement in neighboring areas. Could you imagine the local city electrical inspector from the next town over shutting you down for a stormwater violation? It has happened… and we were there to help. 

Lifting Stop Work Orders

Once a stop work order is issued, contractors will be informed of a deadline to effectively resolve the issues that led to the SWO’s issuance in the first place. Once resolved, contractors must request that the issuing  inspector verify the resolution of the issue, and may effectively lift the stop work order so that work may continue.

When you bring in CRI, our inspectors will utilize a systematic approach to evaluating BMPs to ensure that we are providing you with referenced and justified recommendations. We feel it is our job to know the requirements and be able to discern between what is being asked of you and what is actually required per the approved codes, regulations, and ordinances that govern your project.

Compliance Resources, Inc. Can Help

With over 20 years experience in environmental consulting, Compliance Resources, Inc.. can help you manage your stop work orders and advise you on how to most effectively lift these orders so that you can resume project work without incurring additional fines and fees.

CRI is an expert in the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, and we help contractors lift stop work orders throughout the state of Texas. Serving areas:

  • Austin, TX 
  • Dallas / Fortworth, TX 
  • Houston, TX 
  • San Antonio, TX 

Ready to get started? Give us a call at (888) CRI-SW3P | (888) 274-7937 today!

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Are you confused by complicated stormwater permit requirements and regulations? Contact us today, and we’ll not only give reliable answers to your questions but also schedule a free on-site audit. All you need to do is fill out the form below, and our specialist will get back to you shortly.

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