Building departments are responsible for facilitating the growth of a city’s built environment which stimulates the economy and provides a variety of benefits to citizens and stakeholders alike. Ensuring the structural integrity of buildings is no small feat, but someone must do it to protect the health and safety of a jurisdiction’s citizens. Building departments have to achieve a delicate balance that takes into account both the needs of stakeholders and the safety of citizens in order to be truly successful. But, in order to achieve the jobs with which they are tasked, building departments must overcome a variety of challenges.
Building departments face unique challenges that can lead to projects being dangerous, wasting money, wasting time and more. It is critical that, to be efficient and effective, building departments must overcome these challenges. These challenges can include, but are certainly not limited to: inefficient manual processes that make achieving the balance between stakeholder needs and citizen safety difficult, inaccessibility of information (often when it is needed most) due to it being locked away in data silos, the misplacement of documentation because building plan reviews are often paper-based processes, time-consuming and inefficient collaboration because projects often consist of dispersed team members, inaccurate and untimely project status reporting, and information about the built environment not being able to be accessed when needed, by those who need it most. It is a long list of very concerning obstacles but that does not mean that building departments have to encounter all of them, or even one of them, thanks to ProjectDox.
Avolve carefully crafted ProjectDox from years of experience and industry knowledge, ensuring software that is capable of addressing the aforementioned challenges head-on. Now, thanks to ProjectDox, over 100 building departments in North America are able to overcome these challenges, making it easy for review personnel and citizen-applicants to work together during the review process. As the industry’s leading ePlan solution, ProjectDox protects and powers the things most important to a building department and jurisdiction – economic growth, delivering better constituent service, reducing review cycle times, increasing transparency and enhancing collaboration. By implementing ProjectDox, your jurisdiction will be able to take pride in joining the hundreds of other jurisdictions that are gaining dramatic efficiency for building project approvals which accelerates jobs and revenue while simultaneously serving citizens better and assuring building safety.