AutoDCR is a software application that has the potential to revolutionize the way building plans are examined before being granted the building permission. AutoDCR reads the building entities from drawings submitted by architects in soft copies, geometrically maps each and every entity and produces relevant reports embedded with drawings.
With the adoption of this type of innovations by local bodies, the process of construction is bound to become much easier and faster. It is on the way for a change.
It can help local governance bodies like Municipal Corporations and Municipalities in automating the cumbersome process of scrutinizing the building plans and ensuring that they abide by the development rules and building bylaws.
It not only does this system reduce paper work and save valuable time and efforts but also helps in standardizing the building drawing plan process. It also makes the whole process objective and transparent replacing the existing manual system which is prone to intentional and unintentional human errors.
Winner of Manthan Awards 2010 (E-governance category) , Digital Inclusion for Development, South Asia
AutoCDR brings speed and accountability in the building plan approval process. It can offer direct access to the citizens about the status of their applications without any official interference. Approval procedure can be reduced to a uniform and easily-understandable process wherein all officials and stakeholders follow same process. Everyone follows a preset of rules and regulations as levied by the authority, thereby bringing in the standardization.
A building permit is required from the local municipal body before a new construction can be started to ensure that its plans are in compliance with national, regional, and local building codes. In India, getting a permit is an exceedingly difficult and long-drawn task and the process is fraught with delays, rejections and so on. Corrupt practices further add to the woes of the citizen.
SoftTech is venture funded by SVCIL (SIDBI Venture Capitals Limited) under the NFSIT (National Fund for Software and Information Technology) constituted by Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India, SIDBI and IDBI.
Digital Knowledge Center (DKC) is an initiative of Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) & National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) to function as an ‘Online repository’ of best digital contents for development in India and South Asia.
With the incoming of new technology in ICT and digital content technology along with various technology delivery platforms, a lot many interventions in digital content have been taking place in South Asia. Interventions are visible in all major areas – Education, Learning, Health, Governance, Entertainment, Localization, Commerce, Culture, Environment, Tourism, Infrastructure and so on. Creation of digital content, its deployment, service delivery and usage has increased each day.
While these developments are taking place, it is equally critical to have these interventions and practices shared, exchanged, and deployable from one place to another. For this to happen, one needs to have a resource bank available for learning, sharing and replication. Digital Knowledge Centre works as such a platform in audio-visual documentation format, which provides solutions to many of our social, economic, cultural and governance challenges.