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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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Process Improvement

What You Need to Know About the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Amanda Gilliam

Congress’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act [IIJA]) will create both demands and opportunities for communities across the United States.  Per the IIJA release in November 2021, $1.2 trillion in funding will be distributed across the United State to fund projects that focus on: Access to … Continued

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Process Improvement

Why Cities Use a Third-Party Community Development Provider

Joe DeRosa

More than 1,000 municipalities have come to SAFEbuilt with their community development challenges. But you may be wondering, what’s the advantage of bringing in a third-party provider to help with your community development projects? Why SAFEbuilt? At SAFEbuilt, we don’t just help you get the job done — we help you reach your goals through … Continued

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Process Improvement

Reduce Backlog With National Plan Review

Amanda Gilliam

Looking for ways to get permits into the hands of your community faster? Unable or not ready to hire a full-time plan reviewer? Have a backlog of development plans just waiting to be reviewed? At SAFEbuilt, we can address all of these challenges with our National Plan Review program, which provides your community with skilled … Continued

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Process Improvement

Turning the ‘Silver Tsunami’ Into a Wave of Opportunity

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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