by Becky Baker, Building Safety Director
comments open from August 18 until September 6
Jefferson County’s Division of Building Safety has implemented the Amanda Mobile Pal, a new inspection feature for roofing inspections. Inspectors can log in via a wireless laptop in their vehicle that is able to transmit inspection results real time.
Amanda Mobile Pal also enables inspectors to enter their inspection results at the job site, which can then sent automatically via email to contractors. This allows the county to push information to the contractors immediately after the inspection is done.
Receiving inspection results from the Mobile Pal allows contractors to proceed to the next building step hours sooner if the inspection is accepted. When an inspection is rejected, the contractor immediately knows what course of action to take to correct the issues – saving valuable time. Mobile Pal also has the ability to research past history of a particular job site and the ability to schedule inspections in the field if needed.
If an inspection is in a remote area where there is no wireless connectivity, the unit retains the information and is downloaded when connectivity resumes.The units also are equipped with a GPS system that contains the inspector’s daily inspection list allowing voice activated directions to each site at the touch of a button. This capability is very valuable in a county as large as Jeffco, a large portion of which is mountainous terrain, and enables inspectors to locate job sites in a timely manner.
The current inspection results that can be emailed to contractors will include address, permit number, permit type, inspector name, inspection date, inspection type, inspection results and inspection comments. Building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing inspection results will be available via email in the near future.
The online system, Jeffco Permit Search, which allows contractors to pull information off the website using permit numbers, addresses or contractor information and is updated four times daily, is another option for citizens and contractors to learn inspection results. Registered eNtraprise users will receive emails and are also able to look up inspection results off the eNtraprise site immediately after the inspection is completed in the field.
For more information or to register for eNtraprise, contact Ed Peck at 303-271-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.