OVERVIEW

An Offline Inspection Submittal allows the Contractor to submit an inspection for review and resulting by the Inspector.

Two ways to create an Offline Inspection Submittal:

Benefits

  • Little or no waiting for the Inspector.
  • A specific time for an inspection is not needed.
  • Allows the Contractor to submit whenever they want.

Note: An offline inspection submittal is NOT a final inspection. The Inspector still retains full control to review and result the inspection submittal and verify the Contractor location via GPS coordinates attached to photos. 

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Scheduling Required!

Before getting started…

Schedule the inspection with your building department, in advance.

Mention Offline Inspection Submittal so they know to schedule your inspection correctly.



Sign up for a Contractor account

If you do not have a Contractor account:

A VuSpex Contractor account is required for Contractors and Builders at the job site, performing virtual inspections and offline inspection submittals. 

Link Your Agency

Contractors must link the Agency they are working with to connect with Inspectors for virtual inspections and conduct an offline inspection submittal.

  • Add the State you are working in.
  • Add the Agency (city, county, municipality)

VuSpex AC Contractor Portal Agency and State selector UI



Submit from the VuSpex APP

When your inspection is scheduled and you are ready to create the inspection submittal, launch the VuSpex APP, and tap on the Offline Inspections button and search for your permit.

Watch the video tutorial

Click here for more detailed information on submitting from the VuSpex APP


Internet Connection Required

When your Offline Inspection Submittal is complete, you must upload it to the Inspector. This requires a steady internet connection and may take several minutes or longer depending on how much inspection media was included.



Video Tutorial – VuSpex APP – Offline Inspection Submittal

This video explains how to submit an offline inspection for the VuSpex APP for Contractors.



Submit from the VuSpex Contractor Portal

There are a couple of reasons you might prefer to use the Contractor portal to send your inspection submittal.

Use-case: Bad internet connection / Rural area with no internet

  • If you have poor or no internet/cellular connectivity at the inspection location.

Use-case: Your App submittal failed to upload

  • A workaround in case your App upload did not work correctly at the time of sending.

Preferred Workflow

  • This method allows you to take photos and videos on your phone, without an internet connection and submit them at your convenience when you return to your place of business.
  • Note: You must schedule the Inspection Submittal with your building department, so the inspection displays inside the App and in the Contractor Portal. 

Watch the video tutorial


Internet Connection Required

When your Offline Inspection Submittal is complete, you must upload it to the Inspector. This requires a steady internet connection and may take several minutes or longer depending on how much inspection media was included.



Video Tutorial – VuSpex AC – Contractor Portal – Offline Inspection Submittal – Desktop

This video explains how to submit an offline inspection for the VuSpex AC Contractor Portal from your desktop.


Video Tutorial – VuSpex AC – Contractor Portal – Offline Inspection Submittal – Phone

This video explains how to submit an offline inspection for the VuSpex AC Contractor Portal, from your phone.



Things to know

  • Submitting an Offline Inspection can be useful as a recovery of a failed upload or for someone who prefers to use their computer vs. the mobile app.
  • The VuSpex APP adds inspection media (photos & videos) to your phone’s camera gallery. In the event of a failed upload, your offline inspection media can be found there and transferred to your computer for uploading later via the Contractor Portal.
  • Taking photos outside of the VuSpex APP (using your phone’s default camera app)  requires you to check and enable GPS data for your photos.

*IMPORTANT*
Check your phone’s Settings

GPS must be enabled to verify your location!

Learn more about enabling GPS on your phone here ->

Video recordings should be set to 720p at 30 FPS, in order to minimize video file size and upload times.

Record video segments of 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Longer times will result in very large files and can take a long time to upload depending on your internet speed.



What Happens After Submitting?

When you complete the offline inspection submittal and finish uploading:

  • You can no longer edit your inspection submittal
  • The Contractor will receive an email notification
  • The Inspector will receive an email notification
  • The Inspector will see your Offline Inspection Submittal and can review and result the inspection
  • Once the inspection is resulted by the Inspector, the Contractor will receive a notification of the results


Need a hand?

Email us at support@vuspex.com

Visit https://vuspex.com/support/ 

Or, call Support: (844) 288-7739 ext. 2