Introduction of digital municipality with focus on digital building permits
As part of digiKOM, funded by the state of Lower Saxony, possibilities of increased digitalization of administrative files and processes in connection with examination and approval of building permits are being investigated at the state level.The aim of the research project is to work with the lower building supervisory authorities to create needs-based technical, structural and user-related framework conditions for increased use of digital applications. Focus here is on support for processing, but also on cooperation with other parties involved in the process (e.g., with the drafters or public interest groups). Focus is on gradually closing the gap between conventional, paper-based processing and digitally supported, model-based processing and review. Focus is on gradually closing the gap between conventional, paper-based processing and digitally supported, model-based processing and examination.
The methodological approach of Building Information Modeling comes into consideration and corresponds with approaches and implementation efforts of the IT-Design Council (XBau, XPlanung) as well as implementation of the Online Access Act. Aim is to view, change and coordinate information on buildings and spatial planning transparently and efficiently in order to collaborate and communicate as paperlessly and model- or object-based as possible in the long term - both within the building inspectorates and with all other parties involved in the process. This type of collaboration must be considered in the overall context of the entire life cycle of structures, in which use of digital models and databases comes into play. Finally, the role of municipalities and districts as clients and property operators must also be taken into account.
The Leibniz University of Hannover is in charge of the project.