Robert Logsdon was recently selected as the new County of Sacramento Chief Building Official in the Division of Building Permits and Inspection.
“Logsdon has been with the department for more than thirty years – acting as interim chief since last February – and has worked his way up through the ranks in all aspects of the business; his thorough knowledge of the industry and the division will serve our residential and commercial customers well,” Michael Penrose, Acting Director, Community Development.
Building Inspection and Permits is busy, with activity gradually increasing since the recession:
- Processed 36,000 permits in 2016
- Performed 80,092 inspections in 2016
- Processed 3,500 more building permits in 2016 than in 2015
- Working on 31 active residential subdivisions currently under construction
It’s a priority for Logsdon to deliver excellent customer service while maintaining fast and thorough turn-around- times for private and commercial customers. “Helping customers get their projects to completion is what we strive for,” Logsdon said. Customer feedback is indicating his approach is working as customers and employees are pleased with the division’s direction.
He is developing tracking systems that will help him manage the work production so that he can pull in extra resources where needed if a section gets overloaded with work. He knows that time is money for his customers and it’s important to get plan checks, inspections, and other permitting done on time.
Recruitment and training are also priorities. It’s essential that the division has employees certified in a variety of disciplines so that projects are constructed in accordance with the California Building Code, Sacramento County regulations and related building laws.