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Process Improvement

CommunityCore — Your Solution to a Flexible, Efficient Building Department

Amanda Gilliam

One of the biggest bottlenecks for building departments comes down to municipal administrative work. But without hiring more team members, it can be difficult to know how to get more permits processed  and projects completed faster.  That is until you implement CommunityCore Solutions.   Reduce building administrative processes   CommunityCore Solutions breaks down into three … Continued
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Process Improvement

CommunityCore — Your Solution to a Flexible, Efficient Building Department

Amanda Gilliam

One of the biggest bottlenecks for building departments comes down to municipal administrative work. But without hiring more team members, it can be difficult to know how to get more permits processed  and projects completed faster.  That is until you implement CommunityCore Solutions.   Reduce building administrative processes   CommunityCore Solutions breaks down into three … Continued

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Georgia: Take Advantage of Third-Party Plan Review and Inspections

Amanda Gilliam

It’s no secret that breaking ground late because of delayed plan reviews, or getting held up by inspector schedules, costs you money.   In 2021, Georgia passed legislation to allow for third-party plan review and inspections in the event that the municipality states cannot turnaround plan reviews within 30 days or complete inspections within 48 hours. … Continued

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Create Your Community Emergency Preparedness Plan

Amanda Gilliam

Disaster can strike in all forms, especially when we least expect it. Fires, wind, floods, environmental contamination, terror threats, drought, deep freeze — and that’s just a few of the common emergency events we see annually. Our response to disaster events (both personally and corporately) is demanding. It’s also critical to recovery outcomes in our … Continued

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Two Ways to Speed up the City Development Process

Amanda Gilliam

Delayed projects often add up to lost revenue, overworked staff, and unhappy residents. But with so many steps to get a project from start to finish, it can be difficult to stay on track and on budget — especially when many cities are facing permit backlogs, staffing challenges, or cannot facilitate concurrent plan reviews. SAFEbuilt … 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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