Tandridge revolutionises Building Control

A revolutionary new building control system is changing the way the Council does business in Tandridge. Built in conjunction with Tandridge District Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Arcus Global’s Building Control software is helping Councils to make significant savings by transforming the way their Building Control Officers work.

Stuart Mitchenall, Head of Business Support at Tandridge District Council said: "Arcus Building Control can allow our Officers to be truly mobile. We now see how work that used to be restricted to the office can move to a quick and easy mobile solution.  Not only will this save us time and money, but will also provide our residents with a far superior service as well."

The system was developed based on a world leading technology platform in full collaboration with Council partners, allowing the exact requirements of the end users to be built in. Serving Building Control Officers have guided every step of the product development, and have defined most of the features.

Alex Weinle, Senior Architect at Arcus Global said: ”It was great to be able to not just copy an existing system, but give the users what they really want and build a system  they desire and need, including features that are often lacking in other solutions. “

Featuring an inbuilt Inspection Officer Diary, Arcus Building Control allows easy routing from address to address for the most efficient service. Full application access from any mobile device such as smartphone or tablet, coupled with full history about that customer, gives Tandridge an unprecedented ability to make the right decisions on the spot.

Piers Mason, Chief Planning Officer at Tandridge said: “Anything that makes our day more efficient is good, but it is even better when you see how these efficiencies can then be passed on to our customers in the form of a better, more responsive service.  Delays to building inspections can cost our customers time and money, so anything we can do to make our service as quick and as efficient as possible is good news.”

Denis Kaminskiy, CEO of Arcus Global said: “The new Building Control system has all the features you would expect from a system of its kind, but simply put, vastly better and cheaper.  There is no need for any costly ICT infrastructure to support our product, which in turn means we can offer significant savings compared to other solutions.  These are difficult economic times for Councils and I am glad that we disrupt the existing market and  provide a better service at a reduced cost.”