Consulting

Unmatched expertise

With nearly two decades of experience under our belts, we’re well-versed in every aspect of the Chicago commercial and residential construction business. We’ve curated the best group of subcontractors the area has to offer; conquered the ins and outs of permitting, building codes and civic ordinances; and completed successful projects in nearly every category of building and design. With this hands-on experience and an expert team, The DiCosola Group is the perfect choice for any construction consulting need.

  • PERMITS, CODES AND INSPECTIONS

    Chicago’s building codes are often difficult to navigate. As some of the city’s most experienced general contractors and construction managers, we are experts at building inspections and can tell you clearly and honestly exactly what a building will need to bring it up to code. When it comes to obtaining the permits necessary to build in both the city and suburbs, we take the stress out of the process—and know exactly what is required for minimum delays.

  • ZONING CONSULTATION

    Chicago and the surrounding suburbs often have strict zoning requirements—with which we’re solidly familiar. Through a professional analysis of your proposed building location, we can help you determine that the intended use will be allowed under the current zoning regulations.

  • PLAN REVIEWS

    You have the architect you want and the design you like. But will it actually work? Can you build this building with the budget you have? Is it up to code compliance? We can give you an honest and objective appraisal of your building plans before you run into costly delays down the road.

  • SITE INSPECTION/ON-SITE CONSULTATION

    We can provide site inspections for clients who believe they have an issue with a building, such as water infiltration, masonry cracking, foundation cracks, or any number of problems. We will explain what we see and suggest the best options to repair the problem.

  • GREEN CONSTRUCTION

    Sustainable and earth-friendly construction methods are the Chicago construction methods of the future, and we understand the advantages, limitations, and costs of building green in Chicago.

  • EXPERT WITNESS

    If you’re involved in a civil suit and need an expert witness, we can find the most credible experts in construction to help your case.

  • BANKING CONSULTATION FOR CHICAGO REO DEPARTMENTS

    Currently, Chicago REO departments have a record number of property foreclosures, so area banks find themselves holding a lot of property with no easy way of making them marketable. We have worked with Chicago REO departments and inspected hundreds of properties on behalf of banks, offering expert advice on exactly what needs to be done to turn over those properties.