Local Authority Building Control teams operate a scheme known as the LABC Partner scheme. This enables architects/agents to submit all their building control applications through a single central authority who then forward the application details and drawings onto the authority where the work is taking place. Projects can be large and contain many electronic documents.
As the digital focus has grown within authorities, several different methods of submission have been established and it is difficult to service the various requirements of the partner authorities.
Some authorities are not willing to accept certain methods as they interfere with firewalls or have not “been approved by IT”. We believe that if authorities worked together to build a common platform for sharing the documents related to this type of application, the process would become far more efficient and reduce risk of errors on site when works start.
- Digital and agile awareness
- Introduction to service design