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Process Improvement

How to Reduce Project Delays During COVID-19

Joe DeRosa

Learn how SAFEbuilt can help avoid growing backlogs and keep your projects moving efficiently.

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 instance, do you need to share files with your team, residents, or contractors? File-sharing services like Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive allow you to exchange files by using a shared network drive. You can email links and set alerts to keep track of activity.

Also, consider shifting your permitting, inspection, plan review, and code compliance processes. Are there inputs (forms) or outputs (reports) that can be processed electronically to keep your processes moving? Consult with your internal ITexpert to address any privacy and licensing concerns.

These are just a few ideas to keep working and communicating virtually, and you can learn  more here: https://safebuilt.com/insights/thought-leadership/process-improvement/5-tips-for-serving-your-community-virtually

At any rate, SAFEbuilt is here, working and able to help meet your project needs during this difficult and uncertain time. We’re ready to support building departments with a complete range of building and safety services for municipalities and other jurisdictions across the country including:

  • Plan Review
  • Inspection Services
  • Building Officials
  • Code Compliance/Enforcement
  • Permit Technicians

Our platform is cloud-based and scalable, able to support your workers and constituency from the office or at home. Fill out this form to get in touch with a community development expert: https://safebuilt.com/speak-to-an-expert

SAFEbuilt and our family of brands are here to helpOur community technology experts are available to answer your questions and share our experience with any of these technologies. Email us today at help@safebuilt.com to discuss solutions for the immediate challenges you encounter. 

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