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Process Improvement

Building Permits in the Age of COVID-19: Issuing Doesn’t Have to be an Issue

August 14, 2020 | Marie Buchholz

The 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

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COVID-19 and The Importance of Turning Fixed Costs into Variable Costs

August 12, 2020 | Marie Buchholz

The 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

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Who Is Your Local Inspection Partner? SAFEbuilt.

July 28, 2020 | Marie Buchholz

In 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

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How SAFEbuilt Plans for Trends That Impact Building Department Revenue Streams

July 16, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

While no one can predict the future with absolute certainty, it helps to get a handle on current and emerging trends before making decisions about your building department’s budget. This means paying extra attention to relevant activities and patterns in your community, region, and across the country. You’ll also want to consider your community’s specific … Continued

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How to Fix Your Building Department’s Plan Review Process

June 15, 2020 | Marie Buchholz

Whether you are a municipal leader or a building official, you may be 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 … Continued

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How to Reduce Project Delays During COVID-19

May 27, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

While COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses, and communities, there are some actions you can take to help maintain day-to-day operations with as few disruptions as possible. Most of them, naturally, are centered around digital solutions. Even in the current remote-working environment, there’s a way to avoid growing project backlogs. For … Continued

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Keep Projects Moving Safely with Remote Inspections

May 21, 2020 | Maria Scudella

COVID-19 has changed the way many businesses operate. Following social distancing measures, SAFEbuilt has stayed ahead of the curve to keep client projects moving. We strive to be the leader in innovative solutions for our clients, including the use of remote inspections. What are Remote Inspections? Simply put, a remote inspection uses video technology to … Continued

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Why Cities are Choosing SAFEbuilt for Their Community Development

May 7, 2020 | Joe DeRosa

At SAFEbuilt, we’re proud to be an innovative leader in community development services. Municipalities across the nation are taking notice of the value third-party providers such as SAFEbuilt brings to their communities as we’ve seen a tremendous growth trend in municipalities across the country using these services. The community within community development is a strong, … Continued

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