Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Awards Code Compliance Services Contract to Calvin, Giordano & Associates
LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Calvin, Giordano & Associates (CGA) has been contracted by the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea to provide full turnkey code compliance services.
The recent contract is yet another public sector endorsement of CGA’s Governmental Services Department, which is providing cities and counties throughout the Southeastern United States with viable outsource service options to solve both fiscal and operational challenges.
Starting in January 2012, the Lauderdale-By-The-Sea contracted code compliance services will include field enforcement, contract administration and project management, special magistrate process administration and public education and information.
CGA code enforcement officers will operate almost exclusively in the field supported via the INKforce(TM) operating software.
As an off-shoot of its government contract services, CGA in 2004 launched INKforce(TM), a national developer of web-based software systems. Using a Panasonic Toughbook, wireless connection and web browser, INKforce(TM) allows inspectors to schedule, track and monitor the life cycle of all permitting and inspections directly from the field.
One INKforce(TM) user, Miami-Dade County, estimated the system increased productivity and efficiency by 30 percent, generating an estimated savings of $500,000. The National Association of Counties (NACO) honored Miami-Dade’s exceptional improvement in its operations with a 2009 achievement award.
INKforce(TM) continues to add municipal users — Madeira Beach in Pinellas County and Pembroke Pines and Pompano Beach in Broward County being most recent customers adding Code Enforcement, one of several module options including Building Permitting, Planning and Zoning and Fire Inspection Tracking.
CGA is a multi-disciplinary professional consulting firm that offers a comprehensive approach to engineering, land planning, government regulatory compliance, public sector contract services, data technologies, emergency management and development issues. CGA, which is based in Fort Lauderdale, employs approximately 220 people. For more information, call 954-921-7781 or go to CGA’s website at www.calvin-giordano.com.
SOURCE Calvin, Giordano & Associates