Irvine, CA – November 17, 2016 In an effort to meet the demands of a growing economy, the City of Omaha, Nebraska is taking great measures to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and streamline the processes associated with city building and development projects.
Leveraging today’s advancing technology, the City has turned to electronic plan review, implementing e-PlanCheck® (EPC), integrated with the Accela Civic Platform. This implementation will offer the City of Omaha, its citizens, and builders with a complete, web-based solution, providing improved access to critical city services.
Key benefits for the City of Omaha’s Planning Department, its Building and Development Division, and their plan check applicants include:
- a modern, easy to use system, enabling a more efficient process for plan checkers
- concurrent reviews eliminate departmental silos, increasing collaboration
- reduced costs of printing, shipping, and storing traditional paper plans
EPC integrated with the Accela Civic Platform, as an end to end solution, enables applicants to apply for building permits and upload plan sets online, and allows the city to perform plan reviews without printing a sheet of paper.
About Omaha, Nebraska
Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and ranks eighth among the nation’s 50 largest cities in both per-capita billionaires and Fortune 500 companies. Diversified between several industries, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, architecture/construction, and transportation, Omaha’s economy has grown dramatically since the early 1990s.
Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies: mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; one of the world’s largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; and the United States’ largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation. Many large technology firms have major operations or operational headquarters in Omaha, including Bank of the West, First Data, PayPal and LinkedIn. The city is also home to three of the 30 largest architecture firms in the United States, including HDR, Inc., DLR Group, Inc., and Leo A Daly.