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Digital Twin Victoria (DTV) is working with the Victorian building industry and start-up community to introduce new self-service digital assessment technology that is helping to make building compliance easier and faster.
The eComply project is supporting the development of 3D building compliance technology that can pre-check building designs against selected planning and building codes. The first eComply solution has been co-developed with prop-tech start-up Archistar, and will assess building designs against the Small Lot Housing Code.
The eComply project will also deliver an open specification known as the ‘eComply Framework’ to build industry capability, support the development of more digital assessment tools, and encourage the broader adoption of digital building processes.
eComply is being delivered as part of Digital Twin Victoria program that’s helping to revolutionise how we plan and manage our built and natural environments.
Digital Twin Victoria has been working with Australian prop-tech start-up Archistar and the Victorian building industry to co-develop assessment methodologies and test the Archistar Comply tool.
The project has built on the learnings from a pilot in early 2021 that was a partnership between Development Victoria, Brimbank City Council, Office of Projects Victoria, Victorian Planning Authority, and the Victorian Building Authority.
With testing complete, the first commercial solution, Archistar Comply, is now publicly available for use in Victorian development projects that use the Small Lot Housing Code.
A free demonstration and training tool – Archiland – is also available for industry to start to explore and build capability in these new digital tools.
eComply proof of concept
Building industry user testing
Development site trial
eComply assessment framework release
The building design and approval process is paper intensive and understanding building and planning codes can be complex. Getting a compliant design can involve several rounds of changes.
The first eComply digital assessment solution – Archistar Comply – allows builders, designers and architects to pre-check 3D building designs against the Small Lot Housing Code.
The tool provides feedback on more than 90 complex checks in around 90 seconds. This means house designers can rapidly make changes before sending their plans to a building surveyor for final assessment, cutting up to four weeks off the approval process.
This cutting-edge technology will also help build future digital workforce capability for building professionals, with immediate visual feedback and compliance reports improving understanding of Code requirements and increasing adoption of 3D digital Building Information Modelling (BIM).
The eComply project is also delivering an open specification known as the ‘eComply Framework’ in late 2023.
The framework will provide BIM drafting guidelines and specifications behind the technology, encouraging the development of more digital assessment tools and the broader adoption of digital building processes across the sector.
Accessing eComply solutions
The first eComply solutions, Archistar Comply and Archiland are available through technology partner Archistar.
Visit the Archistar website to request more information.
The eComply framework will be available on the land.vic website in late 2023. Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to be notified when it is published.
Page last updated: 21/08/23