AIM Housing: Removing Entry Barriers for Housing Digitisation



The digital revolution has brought forth a wave of advancements that are reshaping industries worldwide, and the housing sector is no exception. With the rapid progress in technology, barriers to housing digitisation are being dismantled, making it more accessible, efficient, and scalable than ever before. AIM Housing, a pioneering initiative, is at the forefront of this transformation, leveraging advancements such as mobile reality capture laser scanning, drones, cloud processing, and centralised data to bridge the gap between the physical and the digital. In this blog post, we will explore how AIM Housing removes entry barriers for housing digitisation, enabling collaboration, and unlocking the full potential of a connected housing ecosystem.

Recent advancements in technology have made housing digitisation accessible to a broader audience. Mobile reality capture laser scanning allows for efficient and accurate data collection by capturing detailed 3D models of buildings and properties. This technology eliminates the need for manual measurements and assessments, enabling stakeholders to digitise housing processes that were previously considered unviable. In addition, the use of drones equipped with high-resolution cameras provides aerial imagery and videos, enabling faster property inspections and assessments. AIM Housing embraces these accessible technologies, empowering housing authorities and individuals to leverage digital solutions effectively.

Technology has revolutionised data collection in the housing sector, making it more efficient and streamlined. With advanced tools and techniques, data that was previously time-consuming to gather can now be collected swiftly and accurately. Whether it’s capturing property measurements, conducting inspections, or gathering demographic information, technology-driven solutions enhance the speed and efficiency of data collection processes. AIM Housing leverages these advancements to ensure that stakeholders can centralise and present the necessary data efficiently, saving time and resources in the digitisation journey.

Scalability has long been a challenge for housing digitisation, as traditional systems struggled to handle increasing data volumes and user demands. However, with cloud processing and storage solutions, scalability is no longer a barrier. Cloud-based platforms offer the flexibility to accommodate growing data requirements without the need for extensive infrastructure investments. AIM Housing embraces scalable technologies, ensuring that housing digitisation can expand and adapt to meet the evolving needs of the sector. This scalability opens new possibilities for innovation and growth within the housing ecosystem.

New technology has made digitising buildings in the housing sector much more efficient. Previously, it could take hours or even days to digitise a single building, but now it can be done in approximately 15 minutes for a traditional domestic house. This efficiency allows for scaling up digitisation efforts to tackle large volumes of properties in a single day. The scalability of digitisation has economic benefits, including cost savings and improved resource allocation. It also enables faster decision-making processes and data-driven insights. The housing sector is moving towards a digitally connected future, thanks to the efficiency and scalability of new technology in housing digitisation.

AIM Housing recognises the importance of centralised data and collaboration in driving housing digitisation. By consolidating data from various sources into a centralised platform, stakeholders can access comprehensive and up-to-date information. This centralisation breaks down silos and allows for seamless collaboration between housing authorities, technology providers, and other stakeholders. It bridges the gap between the physical and digital realms, enabling efficient data sharing, real-time insights, and collaborative decision-making processes. AIM Housing facilitates this collaboration, ensuring that all stakeholders can work together to drive the digital transformation of the housing sector.

The Rundown:

AIM Housing is leading the way in removing entry barriers for housing digitisation. By harnessing accessible technologies, such as mobile reality capture laser scanning and drones, and leveraging scalable solutions like cloud processing, AIM Housing enables efficient property digitisation, data collection, and storage. The centralisation of data fosters collaboration, bridging the gap between the physical and digital realms and unlocking the full potential of a connected housing ecosystem. As technology continues to advance, AIM Housing remains dedicated to empowering stakeholders and driving the seamless transition to a digitised housing sector. Together, we can harness the power of technology and collaboration to create a future where housing processes are streamlined, efficient, and inclusive.

Written by:

Danny McKeown

Operations Director

I am passionate about driving efficiency through effective solutions and prioritising the user’s perspective. Technology plays a crucial role in our approach, optimising our survey process and digitising our housing operations. By leveraging advanced tools and software, we enhance accuracy, reduce costs, and minimise disruptions to residents. Automation and digital platforms streamline workflows, improve data management and facilitate collaboration. Our commitment to efficiency and technology ensures high-quality services and client satisfaction.

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