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Process Improvement

Turning the ‘Silver Tsunami’ Into a Wave of Opportunity

September 9, 2021 | Amanda Gilliam

The United States’ rapidly retiring workforce, sometimes called the “silver tsunami,” has the potential to seriously disrupt building department and construction operations across the country. With about 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, severe internal staffing shortages could make permit and inspection activity unmanageable.  But using workforce challenges as a chance to reevaluate your … Continued
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Process Improvement

Turning the ‘Silver Tsunami’ Into a Wave of Opportunity

September 9, 2021 | Amanda Gilliam

The United States’ rapidly retiring workforce, sometimes called the “silver tsunami,” has the potential to seriously disrupt building department and construction operations across the country. With about 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, severe internal staffing shortages could make permit and inspection activity unmanageable.  But using workforce challenges as a chance to reevaluate your … Continued

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Innovation

6 Benefits of Addressing Growth Challenges With Auxiliary Staff

July 15, 2021 | Amanda Gilliam

By 2050, the United Nations estimates that 89% of the United States’ population will live in cities and urban areas.  When city growth is handled in a thoughtful way, urbanization offers a number of advantages to city residents, local economies, and even the environment: More job opportunities Economic diversification Increased tourism Improved public transportation systems … Continued

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Process Improvement

Safety and the Unseen Repercussions of the Backlogs in U.S. Cities Due to Closures From the Pandemic

September 30, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

Recently we covered the many possible solutions for building department backlogs in municipalities across the country. While the immediate focus has been on the most efficient service delivery options as a means to help reduce budgetary impacts and keep projects moving, the risks to community health and safety also rise when those backlogs linger. Even … Continued

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Process Improvement

Three Things Municipalities Can Implement in 30 days To Possibly Avoid Budget Cuts

September 28, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

Municipalities continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 74% of municipalities in the United States have already started making unavoidable cuts and adjustments in response to the projected $360 billion revenue loss for cities over the next three years, according to cititsspeak.org. Within that same article, which is based on a survey of nearly … Continued

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Industry Resources

Building Code

2021 ICC Conference Highlights

The world has faced major challenges in the past year that have drastically impacted the ways in which we live and work. But the building safety industry has remained steadfast during these tough circumstances,” Sims remarked, “The obstacles we’ve faced this year have also confirmed the immense value of digitization. The investments our members have made to improve their virtual capabilities have helped to mitigate delays, keep the economy afloat and produce lasting reductions in operational costs.”

Operations

How 3 Innovative Cities Make Budgets Easy

Implementing principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration around a government’s budget offers great return on investment.

Operations

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Revitalize Communities in California

As a new tool, EIFDs are partly a learning experience as more local governments begin to establish them.

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