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
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
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
Planning Your Operational Needs During Reopening
July 16, 2020 | Joe DeRosaThroughout the nation, stay-at-home orders are lifting, while at the same time, many communities are enjoying consistently warm weather. This means the typical busy season for construction could be atypically demanding. Consider how to best accommodate the influx of work, ensure continued safety, and maintain project timelines. Planning for fluctuations in building activities is already … Continued
Are You Ready for Summer and a Post-COVID-19 Ramp Up?
May 26, 2020 | Marie BuchholzAcross much of our country, we’re returning to reliably warm weather, which typically triggers the busy season for construction. While we’ve seen a few modifications to the construction process in some of our communities, we know many of you need to keep to a tight schedule. It’s never too soon to prepare for the return … Continued
It’s Time to Review Your Building Department’s Plan Review Process
March 26, 2020 | Marie BuchholzWhether you’re a municipal leader or building official, you’re probably all too familiar with the frustrations that go along with building plan review delays. Construction booms can bring an onslaught of permit applications that your staff might not be equipped to handle. Yet the thought of hiring more reviewers during these peak times, only to … Continued