SAFEbuilt is dedicated to improving people’s lives by helping to create vibrant, thriving communities. We partner with communities on the rise—helping them achieve their development, planning, and compliance goals to become the best versions of themselves. With our comprehensive community development services, we empower municipalities large and small to envision, plan, and execute innovative solutions that encourage ongoing community improvement.
We lead by learning and we encourage our clients to do the same. As with anything, effective and transformative community development only happens when you’re committed to constantly learning and growing. So take a deep dive into best practices, explore our resources…and put your community on the rise.
The safety and livability of your community are important. You want a community that attracts residents, businesses, and the right kind of developers—a community on the rise where people can truly thrive. By partnering with SAFEbuilt, you can implement innovative approaches that help you:
It can be challenging to make accurate revenue and spending projections for community development, especially with unforeseen construction booms and busts and with the rising costs of full-time employees. SAFEbuilt works hand-in-hand with you to protect your dollars and guarantee revenue.
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We know that your bottom line and the overall wellbeing of your community can be damaged by lengthy development processes, delays, and other poor customer service issues. SAFEbuilt can encourage improvement within your community by improving customer service, eliminating backlogs, and keeping development projects on track, even during inevitable fluctuations in construction activity.
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Without a vision and processes to support that vision, you can’t take the steps needed to help your community rise up to its greatest potential. Partner with SAFEbuilt to implement proven solutions that streamline complex community development processes—including zoning, permitting, and inspections.
When you adopt a holistic approach to community development and embrace the progressive “P3” (Public/Private Partnership) model, you’ll stand out as a community that supports forward-thinking development processes, encourages continuous community outreach, and consistently generates predictable and stable revenue.
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Our experienced code professionals at SAFEbuilt can deliver full-service building department administration tailored to your goals, as well as supplemental plan reviews and inspections to support your department’s needs during large projects, building booms, and natural disasters.
Your community is unique, and you don’t need a cookie-cutter solution. Local SAFEbuilt experts work directly with your building department to identify and implement best practices to meet your specific needs. Our customized services include:
- Administrative and management functions
- Building code inspections
- Plan reviews
- Permit services
SAFEbuilt Studio is our planning division and offers a unique complement to our commitment to communities on the rise. Our national team of experienced planners provides a range of planning and zoning services to municipal clients from coast to coast.
SAFEbuilt Studio’s planning and zoning experts work directly with your planning department to identify and implement best-in-class solutions to your planning challenges. Our customized services include:
- Comprehensive planning
- Zoning and form-based codes
- Community development
By adopting our collaborative approach to code enforcement, you can get citizens onboard with municipal codes and ordinances and improve overall compliance within your community. SAFEbuilt looks for ways to avoid citations and instead works with residents to mitigate violations before a citation.
We implement proven techniques for code enforcement help to enhance the look and feel of your community, raise property values, and encourage ongoing economic activity. Our service areas include:
- Code enforcement
- Rental housing inspections
- Violation mitigation
- Citizen involvement
SAFEbuilt leverages innovative proprietary software and technology to streamline the permitting, inspection, and plan review process. With our internally-developed software suite, Meritage, SAFEbuilt ensures the ultimate efficiency of your community development projects.
Meritage provides Community Core Solutions, a user-friendly permitting and inspection software application. This advanced community development technology ensures the ultimate efficiency of your projects with:
- The Meritage PermitCore web application
- The Meritage ComplianceCore web application
- The Meritage InspectorConnect™ mobile application
- The Meritage ContractorConnect™ mobile application
SAFEbuilt Academy is our training division that is committed to advancing careers and ensuring safe communities. We are ICC® Preferred Education Providers and prepare building industry professionals for ICC® exams. Train with us and benefit from our decades of experience:
- ICC® certification exam preparation
- Flexible delivery
- Affordable tuition
- Continuing education credits
Community Development Experts
Are You on the Rise? Let’s Work Together.
We partner with communities to cast the vision, craft the plan, and implement the solutions that help them rise up—becoming the best version of themselves. Connect with one of our local experts to review your unique situation and see if we are a good fit to work together.
See the results for yourself! Read about the remarkable impact of innovative community development. Find out how SAFEbuilt has partnered with communities similar to yours to implement customized and transformative solutions that improve unique cities, municipalities, departments, and lives.
Jennifer Krieger, AICP
Community Development Director
“[Before SAFEbuilt], the City’s building officials were characterized as inconsistent, slow, unprofessional, and lacking capacity. [With] SAFEbuilt, the City’s plan review to permit time has greatly improved. Our local homebuilders appreciate the improved review time and more convenient inspection scheduling. I would strongly recommend SAFEbuilt to any community. I think you will find the overall quality of your local building department functions and level of customer service will improve immensely.”
Partnering with communities on the rise to help them become the best versions of themselves.