4 Lessons COVID-19 Reminds us About Building Department Cost-Effectiveness
April 16, 2020 | Joe DeRosa
Helpful Resources for Mayors and Elected Officials During COVID-19
September 15, 2020 | Marie BuchholzRecently in an open letter to the mayors of America, we discussed the importance of Building Department productivity, and the benefits of robust virtual service delivery. However, there are many helpful resources to aid municipalities and their leaders during this unprecedented time in our lives, and to help safely navigate the path forward. In an … Continued
Construction & Development Leaders: Are you prepared for a COVID-19 surge?
September 11, 2020 | Joe DeRosaThis pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. Recently, the U.S. began to see a rise in new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus after a period of decline. National leaders and experts may disagree if this rise is indicative of a second wave, or a continuation of the first, but they agree that we will … Continued
An Open Letter to Mayors of America
September 3, 2020 | Joe DeRosaIt’s easy to think that implementing virtual services will be a complex and lengthy process and will ultimately cost your municipality more money. However, municipalities across the country are, and have been, utilizing virtual systems to their benefit. Centennial, Colorado for years has enjoyed streamlined processes and reduced costs through SAFEbuilt’s virtual service delivery system … Continued
Building Permits in the Age of COVID-19: Issuing Doesn’t Have to be an Issue
August 14, 2020 | Marie BuchholzThe COVID-19 pandemic has certainly led to the exploration and implementation of alternative service delivery methods for municipal building departments across the country. While the utilization rates of many electronically based platforms for services like Electronic Plan Review (EPR) and Remote Virtual Remote Inspections (RVI) are rising, online platform adaption for permitting seems to be … Continued
COVID-19 and The Importance of Turning Fixed Costs into Variable Costs
August 12, 2020 | Marie BuchholzThe COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has led to a cascade of difficult financial decisions. As tax and other revenues dropped off a cliff due to business closures, mass furloughs, and layoffs, state and local governments have likewise had to juggle budget shortfalls, employee furloughs, and meeting the ongoing needs of their communities. Fortunately, there is … Continued
Community Leaders: Are you prepared for a second wave of COVID-19?
August 6, 2020 | Joe DeRosaThis pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. In early June, the U.S. began to see a rise in new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus after weeks of decline. National leaders and experts may disagree if this rise is indicative of a second wave, or a continuation of the first, but they agree that we … Continued
Who Is Your Local Inspection Partner? SAFEbuilt.
July 28, 2020 | Marie BuchholzIn today’s building and development environment, the importance of working with consultative inspection experts who fully understand your local regulations and are committed to helping you meet them in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner, cannot be overstated. Partnering with a leading provider, like SAFEbuilt, can help you realize benefits far beyond the inspections themselves. … Continued
In-The-Field Permitting Capabilities Help Regain Normalcy
July 23, 2020 | Marie BuchholzNatural disasters can strike at any time. Right now, many communities are gearing up for what is predicted to be an abnormally busy tornado and hurricane seasons. Fortunately, there are steps we can take after such a disaster to positively impact rebuilding efforts for homeowners, business owners, and municipalities as a whole. The most impactful, … Continued