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 with Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) and Manawatu District Councils (MDC), aimed to confirm the benefits could be achieved without burdening Council resource or requiring Council or national systems change.

Benefits of amalgamating the visualisation of application plans, codified DP rules and urban design characteristics, and related consents were identified as:

Implementation benefits of Bruce as the platform for this portal included:

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