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Volume 9 Issue 4

New Software provides access to Scheduling and Tracking Inspections, as well as reviewing the progress of New Project Submittals 24 hours a day!

~ Scheduling and Tracking of Inspections ~

We are now providing the opportunity for you to access your inspections electronically at any time of the day or night. This new software program allows you, the contractor, to complete the most common steps in the construction process at your convenience and all online. You can now schedule or reschedule inspections, view inspection results, and access comments entered by our Building Inspectors on a 24/7 basis.

To access and use this software go to http://bpinspect.cstx.gov and enter the permit number followed by the pin number issued by the Customer Service Representative. Contact the Planning & Development Services Department at 979.764.3570 with any questions regarding this exciting new process.

~ Reviewing the Progress of New Projects ~

This new software is also providing us the opportunity to allow all individuals involved in a new project, as well as interested citizens, the ability to access multiple facets of the new project’s process online. The following are just a few of the features you can access: the project’s name, location, contact information for the owner, engineer, architect, etc., as well as staff’s review comments on all the plans submitted for the project.

To access new projects go to http://pzonline.cstx.gov and search for the project by name. You can access various documents produced by City staff for the project, including documents produced for projects scheduled for public meetings, including maps, aerials, and staff reports related to the project. To contact staff regarding any feature of this new program or for any questions regarding a project, please select the Email Us link and let us know what you think.

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

86% of commercial plans that were complete when submitted were reviewed accurately within 5 working days by building staff in compliance with College Station Codes and Ordinances or have received appropriate variances. 77% of single-family plans that were complete when submitted were reviewed accurately within 1 working day. 100% of building inspections accurately performed within 24 hours. 10 commercial plans submitted, 0 sets of duplex plans submitted, 1 sets of multi-family plans submitted. 16 inspections per day per inspector, in addition to utility walk-through connections and miscellaneous requests. 64 inspections (approx.) per day for this month.

Chris Haver Elected to the Building Officials Association of Texas Board of Directors

Chris Haver, College Station Building Official, was recently elected to the Building Officials Association of Texas (BOAT) Board of Directors. BOAT was organized to unite building departments of Texas municipali- ties in order to bring together and achieve a more efficient and knowl- edgeable understanding of local government. BOAT’s Mission is to en- hance the professionalism of its members, advance the standards of the building industry, and lead in the resolution of public policy issues. For more information about BOAT, visit their website at www.boatx.org.

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