Effective Management of As-Built Information
Management of as-built information is a challenging task for any government. The built environment in a given jurisdiction is constantly changing or updating and that information must be constantly updated to accurately reflect things such as structural layout, utility access, gas lines, etc. Reliable, constant access to accurate as-built information is critical for the plan inspection and review process as well as for emergency response. Avolve Software understands that paper plans are often inaccurate or inaccessible in either instance and for that reason, PlansAnywhere was created.
PlansAnywhere solves the problem of as-built information access by enabling field access to view all key site information, drawings, documents, and genealogy related to a building or structure by geo-location. For the purposes of inspection, this greatly improves efficiency by offering mobile access to information. This allows an inspector to do far more in a day than they could have otherwise which saves time and money and ultimately improves community safety. The location-based data model effectively organizes information in an efficient and easy-to-use way so that informed decisions can be made quickly. With PlansAnywhere, information can be accessed from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. And, another helpful feature is the ability to capture photos that can be used for site review and code enforcement. All of this information, including photos, is stored in PlansAnywhere! Further, PlansAnywhere is accessible and usable offline. The user has the ability o select multiple files for offline access on their mobile device and once reconnected all work is synced so nothing is lost. Additionally, inspectors can find and add site information that is customized for their unique work process.
PlansAnywhere can be simultaneously accessed by as many users as needed snd will be instantly and automatically updated with the most current information, making it an invaluable tool in the event of an emergency. First-responders can see as-built information as well as see any updates that take place to formulate a better, safer, and more effective emergency response plan. PlansAnywhere also has a site timeline that keeps track of all site data as well as activity history so that there is accountability and transparency in government operations. PlansAnywhere makes it easy to make location-based updates because it integrates with multiple data systems including GIS (Google Maps), Construction Management, Security, Data Sensor, Permitting, Inspections, and First Response. For a more effective and efficient means of management of as-built information, PlansAnywhere is the solution.