PLAN AND MAP CHECK BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING (BPR)
The Department of Public Works is committed to meeting customer needs and providing quality service to the public. During a four day workshop, Industry and County staff mapped out the current plan and map check process and then recommended improvements which address public and private needs.
BPR Plan Check booklet (September 2007)
BPR Map Check booklet (September 2007)
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On July 1, 2007, DPW Land Development implemented several new processes identified in the Business Process Re-engineering (BPR). The process includes multiple options for improving lines of communication between private development design engineers and the County.
We now offer meetings throughout the plan and map review process to provide engineers an opportunity to discuss their design assumptions and concepts with DPW staff. These meetings will benefit project applicants by giving their engineer a face-to-face opportunity to explain the project design and by providing DPW staff the opportunity to better understand the project from the engineer’s perspective.
DPW has also added a mandatory engineering review meeting after the first plan check. DPW staff and the private engineer will meet to discuss DPW review comments to open the lines of communication and to facilitate any design issues. The main goal of this meeting is to assist the design engineer to better understand the items needing attention so the second plan submission will be a more complete product, and to identify potential issues at the earliest opportunity in the plan review process.
In addition to the above, DPW has improved the quality of how we provide DPW plan and map check review comments to private engineers. The private engineer should expect comments, where appropriate, to include plain language commentary along with the traditional notations for correction.
All of the new processes above are centered towards improving communications early in the plan and map check review process to ultimately facilitate projects through the plan and map review process with fewer review cycles and in less time. We intend to provide BPR and other process improvement updates to the public on a continuing basis via the Land Development Newsletter and this DPW website.
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