FAQs About Building Permits

FAQs About Building Permits

We as a society have become crazy-thirsty for knowledge. Meanwhile, information has become a bottomless pool. We have so much data to gather and we must sort that data to filter irrelevant information out. 

Then what?

Then you use that information to bid, price, evaluate materials, inventory… You do what you need to put that data to good use. The goal is to turn a profit and/or grow your business. If you’re involved with any aspect of local commerce, building permits contain information you can use.

Building Permits Analytics

If you apply the necessary analytics to local information, your business can do more than survive; you can become a flagship in your industry.
Using Data

Construction Monitor provides the most up-to-date statistics taken from building permit applications in your region. You can access historical data that can tell you which trends were successful and which competitors to watch. You can put that information to work.

If you’re new to evaluating building permits, here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Q: Do I have to use a computer to access my information? Can I use my phone?
A: To help prevent misuse of the data, each device used to login will need to be verified the first time it is used.

Q: How do I receive weekly information?
A: You can choose a .pdf or a .csv format. The CSV can be imported into spreadsheets and other business management applications. There are 3 non-published weeks: July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas weeks.

Q: How can I organize my searches after I’ve found them?
A: You can print your information, make notes, and save to your hard drive. You can save each building permit data as its own page (single-page layout), which is great for meetings. You can generate labels for target marketing using fields like “builder,” “designer,” or “owner.”

Q: I’m only interested in multifamily complexes. Can I sort the information for that?
A: There’s a Permit Description field. Think of all the words you can use to search and enter them in the Permit Description field separated by commas:

Apartment, high-rise, tower, condo, townhouse, co-op, tenement

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Building Permit Reports for Construction Data Analytics

Building permit reports

Don’t think because your target market is Small Town, Oklahoma you don’t need to follow global and national construction trends. You do.

Many countries follow our lead in global construction solutions and advances. But several European countries are more advanced in setting construction-industry trends. What they’re building today is likely your project focus tomorrow.

Nothing is more important to your business right now than accessing local construction information. To make solid decisions, your data analytics must include building permit reports for your state, county, city, and nearby communities.

Track Trends

Don’t look for A-frame houses to make a comeback, but if they do, you need to be one of the first to capitalize on that knowledge. Construction trends in your market are critical to your marketing plan.

Which contractors are solid alignments for your business? Where are your competitors heading and why? The data is provided. Some of the analytics are also provided but it’s up to you to use what you’ve learned.

Access Tools Your Competitors Don’t Have

Your software program for estimating costs and expenses is an integral part of your business. It likely forms the foundation for your company’s in-house toolbox.

You have online tools as well. You have exclusive, powerful data tools available to you for analyzing construction industry information. Your online toolbox is one of your greatest assets. It can help you determine more competitive, profitable pricing. With it, you can stay up-to-date on data for a specific area you need to be knowledgeable about.

Construction Monitor is the U.S. leader in timely and accurate building permit information. Call 800-925-6085 (international callers 435-586-1205) or contact Construction Monitor with questions or concerns.