Real estate: Bricks, mortar and a billion bytes in between

Dec 07 2013, 16:44 IST
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Be it architectural design, structural engineering, project management, there is IT involved at every step in development of a real estate project. Be it architectural design, structural engineering, project management, there is IT involved at every step in development of a real estate project.
SummaryFrom managing project timelines to a 3D walkthrough, IT is involved at every step in real estate industry.

too have got into the act and are making significant progress.

Delhi government has mapped the entire city on a 1:2000 scale, covering all underground and overground utilities that enable targeted and timely attention to problems, and effective maintenance. The government has enacted a legislation to this effect and formed a company Geospatial Delhi Limited, a portal that hosts a three-dimensional model of the city, containing a survey of all dwelling units, a first for any city in India.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai is testing an online approval process for building permits that makes use of standard software to evaluate a proposal on regulatory and FSI guidelines. It is aiming at developing a special website that would host the approved plan for the benefit of prospective buyers.

This is also finding its way into pilot projects in urban renewal and the creation of new cities. “Recently a proof of concept activity was undertaken in Gurgaon wherein existing built environment was modelled using a vehicle mounted 360 degree video camera and laser scanner. The data collected was converted into a three-dimensional model of the 100 acre community for the purposes of urban renewal and regeneration via community input. The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation has recommended the adoption of 3D modelling technology for all the city-level infrastructure development for Dholera city; placing the foundation of a smart city,” says Sawhney.

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