This paper presents the automation of a building permit system as the result of a project initiated in Nepal by UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Program (CDRMP). It is intended to facilitate the implementation of the National Building Code (NBC) of Nepal through an automated building plan approval and monitoring system in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Lalitpur Sub- Metropolitan City.
It introduces Electronic-Building Permit System (E-BPS), an automated system by which provisions of code and by-laws are integrated into the process. The system also provides basic database of the total building stock of the municipalities and analyzes the seismic vulnerabilities of the built area. In addition, it enhances the municipal governance system by facilitating the accountability and transparency factors during service delivery.
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