Vienna

Digital transition

BRISE-Vienna - Building Regulations Information for Submission Envolvement

This is another important step on our way to becoming Europe's digitization capital. Digitization is a development that is meant to serve people and to make life easier. It is in our responsibility to design that process in a way that it will provide great benefits for all citizens.

Dr. Michael Ludwig, Mayor, City of Vienna
The project in numbers
300,000
population growth in total in the past decade
13,000
annual building permissions are being processed
6
months is the average duration for a permission procedure of little complexity
12
months is the average duration for a permission procedure of higher complexity
50%
time savings shall be achieved through this project
4,859,418.56
Total ERDF budget granted
Challenge addressed

Vienna is a growing international metropolis whose population has risen by around 300,000 in the past decade. This growing population has increased the demand for social infrastructure and led to an increase in the number of building applications, leading to higher costs for the authorities and longer waiting times for applicants. In addition, the complexity of the applicable technical and legal regulations is steadily increasing. Every year around 13,000 building applications are submitted.

Solution proposed

The proposed solution of BRISE makes use of the paradigm shift that can be witnessed in the planning sector, changing the construction planning from 2D paper plans towards Building Information Modelling (BIM, 3D-Building Model). A modern ICT solution based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and BIM will be developed, increasing the quality level of submitted documents and shortening the approval process. The strongly social and service-related innovation of combining established construction elements with new technological methods will allow non-professionals to understand the impact of a construction project.

Partnership
  • City of Vienna
  • TBW-ODE - SME
  • WH Media - SME
  •  Technical University Vienna
  • Chamber of Architects and Civil Engineers - sectoral agency
Expected results

The aim of BRISE is to significantly reduce the duration and increase the efficiency of the construction approval process by establishing a BIM-based system that makes use of 3D building models, combined with modern technologies. This system will be able to process BIM-based data provided by applicants, match this with existing, applicable and relevant legal frameworks and give immediate feedback on planned construction projects. 
Overall, it is expected that the quality of the building design will improve as well as the quality and quantity of blueprint information while reducing process time and costs. This should also improve the relationship between the building authority of the city of Vienna and the citizens.

Main milestones

March 2020: AI Use Cases approved
September 2020: Start of AI training
March 2021: Deployment of BIM Models
September 2021: AI training report released
January 2022: ICT Cluster released 
May 2022: Start of pilot phase

The project in numbers
300,000
population growth in total in the past decade
13,000
annual building permissions are being processed
6
months is the average duration for a permission procedure of little complexity
12
months is the average duration for a permission procedure of higher complexity
50%
time savings shall be achieved through this project
4,859,418.56
Total ERDF budget granted
Contact of the project
Michael Gansch
Project manager
Alanus von Radecki
UIA Expert

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