In any city, in any state, in any country, building officials face a variety of challenges each and every day. A city’s built environment, and thus it’s economy, is dependent on a well-functioning building department within its government. Building officials are not only responsible for the timely construction of buildings within a city, but they are responsible for ensuring the structural integrity of buildings because the health and safety of a jurisdiction’s citizens is paramount. All government departments must manage not only the needs of the government, but the needs of the citizens and stakeholders in a project as well. No simple feat. Building officials have to balance all of those need while prioritizing safety and in doing so, building officials face a variety of challenges on a regular basis, including:
- Inefficient manual processes make achieving that balance difficult.
- Information is frequently locked away in data silos, inaccessible when it is needed most.
- Building plan reviews are often paper-based processes. Documents are misplaced.
- Collaborating on projects with dispersed team members is time consuming.
- Project status reporting is inaccurate and not timely.
- Information about the built environment is not available to those who need it, when it is needed.
As the leading ePlan (Electronic Plan Review) software, ProjectDox has aided over 100 building departments in North America in overcoming these challenges, and more. The reason for this is that ProjectDox creates the ultimate hub for document storage, editing, communication and ultimate transparency on any building project. Say goodbye to information silos, lost documents, wastefulness, slow communication, delays, or confusion over what is being accomplished. Users, including government departments, citizens and other stakeholders, can be given permission to access a project within ProjectDox, including special login credentials. It is completely secure so only those with permission can access a given project. Access to a project is available 24/7, from anywhere in the world with secure internet connection which helps eliminate delays due to lack of access. Complete transparency on a project is possible because all edits, changes, submissions, approvals and any other communication or documents is available to everyone involved in the project. Additionally, the things are automated within ProjectDox, saving even more time. PojectDox makes it easy and straightforward for review personnel to work together with the citizen-applicant during the review process. ProjectDox is the ideal solution for powering economic growth, delivering better constituent service, reducing review cycle times, increasing transparency, and enhancing collaboration.