Nextspace's Virtual Building Envelope module for local Councils and building consent authorities

PoC collaboration with BRANZ and research with planners from Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and Manawatu District Councils (MDC).
Written by
Paul Shale
Published on
January 11, 2022
A digital twin of a suburb

Our challenge was to utilize digital twin technology to dramatically improve the Council Building Consent process.

Our focus groups, Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and Manawatu District Councils (MDC), aimed to confirm that the benefits could be achieved without burdening Council resources or requiring Council or the change of national systems.

The benefits of amalgamating the visualisation of application plans, codified DP rules, urban design characteristics, and related consents were identified.

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