Blockchain for Architecture and Construction

An architect create plans for buildings for all different purposes. These include anything from schools and hospitals to hotels and houses. They are at the centre of the process for designing, planning and building. The architect draws a plan of what needs to be built and lays the blueprint for the construction company to follow. Architects are constantly challenged to create amazing buildings within the constraints of regulation, budget and physical limitations.

Problems that Architects Face Today

Complexity

Architects are faced by complexity on a daily basis. This complexity comes from the large number of regulations and standards they need to meet in all aspects of the design and construction process. Failure to meet these requirements can lead to a loss of time and client money.

Compliant Work

Due to the number of safety and legal requirements needed throughout the construction process, architects need to ensure that compliant work has been carried out. This often means architects drown in a sea of paperwork, slowing down projects.

Identity

Trust is at the heart of business. Often, less established architects lose out on work because they do not have as much experience as other, more established architecture firms or professionals.

Solution: Blockchain Technology

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Simplifying Everyday Business

Simplifying Everyday Business

Blockchain can simplify an architect’s professional day to day life. Smart contracts can outline exactly what the requirements for a job are in extremely specific, logical terms. The quantities of materials needed and all other inputs can be coded into a smart contract. These are all the conditions needed for a job to be completed and funds to be released for construction.

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Ensuring Compliance

Ensuring Compliance

Project governance can be recorded on blockchain. Project approvals from the pre-construction stage and during the management of the project can all be recorded transparently on the blockchain.

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Certifying Identity

Certifying Identity

Blockchain can create a digital identity for an architect. This information can contain an architect’s qualifications, certifications and associations with trade bodies. This allows an architect to build up trust and reputation over time.

Advantages that Blockchain can Provide

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Trust and Verification

Trust and Verification

Blockchain is an immutable ledger. This means that information can be verified from a central source of truth. This includes verifying an architect’s credentials, or the quality of raw materials.

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Simplicity instead of Complexity

Simplicity instead of Complexity

Complexity can be reduced through blockchain technology. Through the use of an immutable ledger, project approvals and facts can be stored securely.

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Compliant and Safe

Compliant and Safe

Blockchain experts ensure that any credentials or data added to a blockchain are compliant and safe. Security is a guarantee.

by Gauthier Vila