Digital Twin Victoria and Australian prop-tech start-up Archistar have co-developed new digital technology through the eComply project.

16 August 2023

Digital Twin Victoria is collaborating with industry and Australia’s start-up community to deliver world-leading technology with real-world benefits for Victoria’s building and construction sector.

Co-developed with Australian prop-tech start-up Archistar, the eComply project is delivering digital assessment technology designed to enable builders, designers and architects to pre-check their 3D building designs against Victoria’s Small Lot Housing Code (SLHC), making compliance easier and faster for everyone in the process.

With rigorous industry testing complete the first commercial eComply solution, Archistar Comply, is now publicly available for use in development projects using Victoria’s Small Lot Housing Code (SLHC).

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.

A free demonstration and training tool is also available, enabling industry to start to explore and build their capability to use these new digital tools. The technology will help to build future digital workforce capability for building professionals, with immediate visual feedback and compliance reports improving the understanding of Code requirements and increasing adoption of 3D digital Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The eComply project will also deliver an open specification known as the ‘eComply framework’. Due for release later in 2023, the framework will set BIM standards, giving open access to technical specifications behind the technology. This will help support the development of more digital planning and building assessment tools and the broader adoption of BIM across the sector.

eComply is being delivered as part of the $37.4 million Digital Twin Victoria program that’s helping to revolutionise how we plan and manage our built and natural environments.

Archistar Comply and the free demonstration tool Archiland are both available through eComply technology partner Archistar.

Visit the Archistar website to request more information.

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