Automatic Building Plan Scrutiny System


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About the project Edit

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.

In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

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.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

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.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

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.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

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.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

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.

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