DataSpace Live (DSLive) for Building Control is a modular web based package consisting of Submit-a-Plan, DataSpace Live, PlanShare and My Virtual Mail Room that enables Local Authorities to receive, view, approve, download and consult on Building Control applications online .
Featuring full membership of the LABC Submit-a-Plan Building Control Portal all online applications automatically appear in DSLive for processing. A major benefit for applicants using the Submit-a-Plan National Portal over in-house developed systems is that applicants have a single login, standard forms and the same interface for every Local Authority, making the application process that much quicker and simpler.
All applicants are provided with an online account where a historic record of all part and completed applications are stored. Applicants can even amend their applications after submission by adding new and revised drawings and can track live status updates of their applications. Find out more about these below.
With the 'My Virtual Mail Room' module, any paper or archive application you receive can be scanned using our 'Scan-on-Demand' service at our Scannng Bureau and delivered directly into DSLive to be processed like electronically submitted applications.
Our Submit-a-Plan Client Portal boasts an extensive list of features all aimed at ultimately improving the application process, customer service and the provision of information for clients and home owners. Find out more about our Submit-a-Plan Applicant and Agent accounts>
DSLive Application Processing>
DataSpace Live provides all the tools and functionality needed for a Local Authority to process applications received electronically through Submit-a-Plan, enabling Local Authorities to view, download, print, assess and approve applications all through a web browser from any location with internet access.
DSLive features powerful document viewing tools and supports 250+ file formats enabling fast and simple viewing of native file formats. Specific functionality is provided to deal with plans such as calibration, measuring and printing to scale. With a built in map interface and diary, DataSpace Live pinpoints work locations and helps plan activities. Application details can be easily shared with third party software such as council back office systems with the DataSpace Live ‘Quick Fill’ tool.
Our advanced 'Office' account can further assist with your administrative and management needs, with the ability to define application workflows through your department(s), create and share approval certificates and other documents and create reports among many other things. Find out more about 'DS Office Live'>
Depending on the level of subscription an authority subscribes to we also have more advanced functionaliy that handles your inspections, consultations, plan-checking and application payment. You can find out more about these below:
PlanShare enables the quick and easy sharing of application documents and other information with applicants, agents, consultees and local or fire authorities. PlanShare also creates a secure, feature rich, dynamic consultation environment in DSLive. More about PlanShare...
The DSLive Inspections Module and App is comprised of a cutting-edge mobile and tablet Inspections App for carrying out inspections online or offline while out on site and an Inspections Tab in DSLive where authorities can schedule, manage, sign-off and report on inspections. We also have a Site Manager's App which enables Site Managers to receive live updates on inspections and even request inspection visits from the Local Authority. More about Inspections...
‘PlanCheck’ enables authorities to assess and comment on plans against a comprehensive ‘Required Check List’ with the ability to assign a status, outstanding conditions and comments to each check as well as the ability to notify the applicant/agent of any actions required or more information or documents required. More about PlanCheck>
Flexible & Partnership Working>
DSLive provides Local Authorities with flexible working as standard. Because DSLive is web based and operates from the Cloud, applications, inspections and consultations can be accessed at any time and from any location, facilitating home and site working. DSLive is also compatible with a range of phone and tablet devices. DSLive also offers a range of Partnership Configurations to assist building control partnerships. Whether two or four or more, our DSLive Partnership Configurations can assist you in receiving, managing and approving your applications online for all of your departments.
The Easy and Low Cost Solution>
DSLive modules are hosted by us here at Resolution they do not require any onsite installation or provision of expensive servers for authorities. The intuitive design of our solutions also enables training to be kept to a minimun, helping to keep the costs low.
DSLive is continuously updated online ensuring that users are always running on the latest version, thus removing the need for costly onsite upgrades.
DSLive Key Features
Web Based Solution
No Software To Install
Full Submit-a-Plan Membership
Live Pre-Application Partner Consultation
Multi Format Viewer With Measurement Tools
Built In Map Interface
Electronic Delivery Of Paper Applications
Submit a Plan Key Benefits
Quick To Implement
Provides Applicants With Online Application Service
Simple To Use
Reduces The Need To Print Electronically Submitted Applications
Enables Flexible Working
Faster Communication With Partners
Saves Local Authorities Money
Helps Reduce CO2 Emissions