Virtual Building Department Services (Plan Check & Inspection)

Electronic Plan Check: The concept of electronic plan check is not new, but given the impact COVID-19 has had on Plan Check services, the value of going “Electronic” is higher than ever before. Bluebeam and similar systems are valuable tools used in the electronic plan check work flow, allowing for efficient, safe and rapid processing of electronic permit documents. Our staff is experienced with a number of e-plan check systems and is equipped to provide these services immediately. Additionally, we have a team of IT professionals available to assist with the implementation, training, and trouble-shooting of these new systems, allowing for a “plug and play” approach.

Virtual Inspections: Our staff has begun providing Remote Video Inspections (RVI), which allows for the inspection of a building or building systems using already available video technology. RVI is intended to be a complete and thorough inspection that meets the minimum requirements of the California Codes and local ordinances.

Model Construction Policies: As shelter-in-place regulations relax, it is important to have a plan in place for the safe re-opening of construction sites. We can assist the City in developing guidelines that prioritize the safety of your staff and the development community and allows your team to get back to work.

Key Contact:
Ron Beehler, Director, Building Safety Services