VA Healthcare Clinic : A Whole Building Design Guide Case Study
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Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement is a consolidated authority responsible for all building construction plan review, permitting, and inspections throughout Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, and the six towns of Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville. Issuing more than 90,000 permits and performing over 250,000 B-E-M-P inspections annually, the Department is recognized nationally as one of the most advanced users of technology in support of permitting and inspections (P&I), currently employing a 99% paperless process. The department's rigorous internal training schedule is key in retaining an ISO-BCEGS class 1 rating for commercial construction, held continuously since 2003. Code Enforcement has 225 full-time staff, with all expenses funded strictly by fee revenue (no general fund support) and excess revenue retained in a reserve fund restricted to use in support of building P&I. Since 1996, the department has moved away from a "one-size-fits-all" approach to service, offering an array of service streams designed to fit a variety of project needs, including several premium services, detailed below. The department prides itself on providing large authority capacity, experience, and code sophistication, while simultaneously offering attention to the details of every project, large or small, and a high level of customer service.