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A complete building consent platform

Ensure consistency, quality, transparency and time savings for everyone involved in the consent process.

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Objective Build is the next generation platform that helps the construction sector to thrive in unison with Local Government

We want make life easier for architects, designers and builders across New Zealand to apply for and obtain their building consents and for Councils to automate consent processing wherever possible, driving value to the communities they serve.

We support the professionals working across the building consent process by creating software solutions that drive consistency, transparency, quality and efficiency, helping to build high quality infrastructure and supporting housing construction across New Zealand.

Delivering value for our industry stakeholders & our communities

Objective Build is committed to supporting an increase in development and construction in New Zealand. To create this, we are focused on 4 key pillars.

Consistency

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Consistency

For many in the construction industry, getting started is often the challenge. Submitting plans in varied systems, receiving varied outcomes, builders are trying to operate within rules they can’t see, and councils can struggle to provide a timely service.

For Builders

If our industry had a less diverse range of portals to navigate, they would be empowered to log in and see all their work across the country, as well as the status of their applications. Reduced ways to apply could also help quality and confidence so that clients can be more certain on timing and councils 

For Councils

If the outcomes received from councils are complete and consistent, they can allocate resources more effectively, and inspections can run on time with reduced cost.

Additionally, if councils can receive applications in a complete and consistent way, they know exactly what they’ll receive, reducing rework and helping to improve efficiencies. They can seamlessly allocate work and help the industry get started faster, driving social and economic outcomes for their communities.

Transparency

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Transparency

Knowing what’s going on is half the battle for our industry.

As an architect, you want to know whether RFIs are coming and start working on these immediately, rather than receiving everything at once, while seeing the overall progress of your application.

As a builder, you wonder when you can start work, whether changes are acceptable, and when inspections are happening.

As a council you want to see exactly where all applications are in the overall process, what the pipeline of work might look like, and how you can meet the time requirements for each application.

We are working to create crystal clear views across each element of the process, helping our industry succeed.

Quality

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Quality

The demand from our community is to create safe, warm homes from great quality building. To do this, we need to be sure we follow the regulations and are using the right products & solutions.

If we can ensure that all applications meet requirements then designers and architects receive less queries from councils. To do this, we need clear information upfront. Getting this right enables councils to have greater confidence in the application and work through validation faster.

These quality outcomes are possible. Through computer vision and machine learning we can constantly improve applications, ensuring applicants know what’s required, supporting technical expertise and allowing us to build higher quality homes.

Time

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Time

When even a single day delay can cost our industry millions, making the process more efficient is a priority.

Through improvements to automation, we believe there is time to be saved throughout the process, while still delivering on our other pillars. High quality applications will help to save time. We also believe that visibility is an important aspect of efficiency. Being able to see how much time is being taken, by who, when, highlights additional improvement opportunities.


Who's Involved?

Representatives involved in the process from across New Zealand have been working on Objective Build with our team.

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Council Representatives

Representatives from 9 councils across New Zealand have been meeting monthly as part of our Strategic Working Group. Throughout the development process we are receiving feedback from almost 25 additional councils. We'll be introducing you to the Strategic Working Group shortly.

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Applicants

We continue to meet with applicants from all parts of the country, and of all shapes and sizes. From Group Home Builders to Boutique architects. They’re asking for a consistent system to manage consents, and their feedback is pivotal in shaping Objective Build.

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The Objective Team

Our own team bring decades of subject matter expertise in Building, Processing & Inspections. Working closely with the product team, this knowledge combined with applicant and council input helps to create a transformational consenting platform.


Features designed for consistency, transparency, quality and efficiency

Transforming processes so that our industry can work smarter, not harder.

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Consistent Application Process

One view and a single process across councils. Applicants will be able to see any of their applications, with any council, within the one platform.

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Machine Learning

Specific algorithms, having learnt from hundreds of other applications, make sure applicants know up front what is required of them.

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Templating & Reuse

Reuse information by creating templates for specific application types. Copy from prior applications and reuse data to speed up the process

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Reporting Dashboards

Simply, easy to use dashboards for both individuals and organisations. Allowing you to see where all applications are in the process and more

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RFI Management

Minimise RFIs by getting high quality applications initially, plus use specialised tools designed to make it easier to manage information requests.

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Document Management

Specialist tools are built into the process to tag, annotate & merge documentations, making it easy for applicants to see exactly what documents Councils require.

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Notification Centre

Be notified when something changes or action is required, send information & be assured that council has received it. Know exactly where an application is at any time.

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User & Permissions Management

Reuse contact information, save contacts for later into a library, manage an entire organisations access and consents easily.


What's Next?

For the past year, we have had a small army working daily to make Objective Build outstanding. What’s next?

Organisations

Manage users and Building Consents within an organisation, instead of as individuals.

Consenting Documentation

A simplified process for managing and providing all documentation for a Building Consent.

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A complete building consent platform

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