Explore how this online dashboard tracks and resolves your critical building items.
Between the rollout of DOB NOW and the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been a lot of changes in New York’s building code filing processes in recent years. Even at the best of times, it can be hard to keep track of all your projects across multiple platforms and agencies, not to mention resolving any issues and violations on them.
Since its launch in 2018, BuildingOwl has helped NYC building owners and professionals monitor and resolve critical building issues. With a user-friendly platform, varying account types tailored to the needs of different building professionals, and multiple tools to help streamline the filing process, BuildingOwl is a code and filing expert-backed solution that can solve a lot of stress.
According to Outsource CTO Vinny Nuthakki, “Especially right now, when many of the normal industry processes have changed, BuildingOwl is such a useful tool for clients, since it takes the work out of dealing with multiple city agencies.”
Here are three ways to utilize all that BuildingOwl has to offer:
1. Get an overview of all your projects in one place.
One of the signature features of BuildingOwl is its comprehensive, easy-to-use dashboard. By entering in your license number or property address(es), BuildingOwl gathers building data across multiple New York City agencies and platforms, including BIS and DOB NOW, and puts it all in one place.
But it doesn’t just act as a catch-all for your project data. The dashboard also breaks down the data on any outstanding issues by agency and by type of violation, giving you a simple, by-the-numbers overview. It even displays the total outstanding amount of money from ECB violations so you can keep on top of project finances.
The Status and Building Details pages provide further filtering options and specific, drilled down information about your jobs, permits, violations or complaints, including digital access to agency documents.
2. Never miss a deadline again.
In the world of construction, missing deadlines can be costly. But BuildingOwl’s many tools can help you stay on top of those important dates without missing a beat.
The dashboard features an Action Items list, with all upcoming hearings and expiring permits across your properties. These can also be seen on the mini dashboard calendar and on the main calendar page, alongside other important events associated with your projects.
The main calendar has multiple filters based on agency, event type, and more, as well as daily, weekly, and monthly view settings. But you don’t need to log onto BuildingOwl to check it all the time – simply export it to the calendar app of your choice.
Finally, if you need reminders on important items, BuildingOwl lets you set up customizable email and text notifications for the items most crucial to you.
3. Reach out for expert help.
BuildingOwl doesn’t just watch out for code and filing issues – it can swoop down to attack them, too, with all the know-how of Outsource Consultants behind it.
Just open the chat support window, or submit a job ticket from the Activity Feed or the project detail page, and you will get an email response from a BuildingOwl representative within 1 business day, which you can correspond with just like any other email.
From there, you’ll be connected with the Outsource Consultants expert team to complete your task, whether it’s resolving a violation, renewing a permit, completing the sign off, and more.*
Certain violations after January 4, 2020 will hold up new permits for owners.
New pilot program starts March 19, 2021 for select inspections and areas.