Building permits ensure high quality in buildings and city development, realized through the compliance to city regulations. Such regulations foster European priorities such as sustainability, beauty and citizens’ safety and well-being, in line with the Renovation Wave Strategy.
Today’s building permit issuance is mainly a manual, document-based process. It therefore suffers from low accuracy, low transparency and low efficiency. This leads to delays and errors in planning, design and construction. Finally, manual (document-based) compliance checking is prone to errors and suffers from limited accuracy and precision.
Several EU countries have developed attempts to push forward the digitalization of building permit procedures. But none of these have led to complete adoption of digital building permit processes within municipalities.