A4ARCHITECT.COM’s INNOVATIVE IDEA OF ONLINE NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL PLAN APPROVAL TO WORLD BANK FINALLY COMES INTO LIFE.

A4ARCHITECT.COM’s INNOVATIVE IDEA OF ONLINE NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL PLAN APPROVAL TO WORLD BANK FINALLY COMES INTO LIFE.

ITS OFFICIAL –ONLINE BUILDING PLAN SUBMISSIONS AT NCC.
Nairobi City Council has officially announced the closing date for manual Building Plan submission. All Submissions are now to be done online from12th January 2012. This paperless submission of Building Plan marks the direction that the world is currently moving to.

As reported in Nation Newspaper-click to view

http://www.nairobicity.go.ke/index.php/component/content/article/88-worldbank


https://www.wbginvestmentclimate.org/advisory-services/cross-cutting-issues/ict-in-investment-climate-reform/no-more-bundles-of-blueprints-in-kenya.cfm

http://mobilemoneyafrica.com/applications-for-nairobi-construction-online/

This online submission of building plans has been funded by the World Bank and was initiated by Architect Francis Gichuhi after suggesting to World Bank that Online Building plan approvals can be made to reality. See the suggestion by Architect Francis Gichuhi to World Bank done on 5th February 2008 below

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

View complete .pdf questionaire document by clicking the url below:

Dealing_with_Licenses_Kenya_en_Francis_Gichuhi 2008

www.a4architect.com is an architectural consulting firm based in Nairobi, Kenya and led by Architect Francis Gichuhi as the owner.
A4architect.com’s Architect Francis Gichuhi is among the professionals who advice the World Bank on Licensing processes in Kenya through World Bank International Finance Corporation’s Doing Business Report.

You can view the list of contributors for Kenya here

http://www.doingbusiness.org/contributors/doing-business/kenya

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

www.a4architect.com has been in the forefront of popularizing Online Architectural Consultancy.

See more details about Online Consultancy here

http://www.a4architect.com/2011/09/23/online-architectural-consultancy-service/

http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/money/The+online+architect+/-/435440/957912/-/ixpjk4z/-/index.html

In the year 2008-5th February, A4architect’s Architect Francis Gichuhi Suggested to the World Bank International Finance Corporation’s Doing Business team lead by Dana Omran domran@worldbank.org that he would eventually like to see a Nairobi City Council that embraces Online applications for Building Plan approvals.

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

WORLD BANK FUNDING

The World Bank took heed of this and embarked to finance the project between them and Nairobi City Council to realize this ingenious suggestion by Architect Francis Gichuhi.
See details here
3 years later, the Nairobi City Council launched the Pilot project on 27th July 2011.
Click here to see the Request for Quotations by World Bank .

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

The Pilot project has been successful and now the Nairobi City Council is completely doing away with hard-copy Building Plan approvals to fully embrace Architect Francis Gichuhi’s original idea of paperless building plan submissions.
See Nairobi City Council’s Website on use of online submission here
http://www.ccn-ecp.or.ke/index.php/publication

http://www.ccn-ecp.or.ke/index.php/publication/article/id/2

See letter below from Nairobi City Council

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

See circular below from Nairobi City Council announcing end of manual submission of drawings by January 2012.

From NCC ONLINE APPROVAL

CONCLUSION
With this embracing of the Online Architecture culture, this will go a long way in making the world easier to live in by saving on scarce resources.
A4architect.com’s Architect Francis Gichuhi will continue to strive and bring to you many more innovative Online Architecture ideas for the betterment of society.

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online submission of Building Plan approval to Local Authorities by FRANCIS GICHUHI www.a4architect.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.a4architect.com.

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Architect Francis Gichuhi-cell:+254721410684
Email: info@a4architect.com

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Architect Francis Gichuhi . B.Arch. University of Nairobi. Registered Architect, Kenya. Member, Architectural Association of Kenya. Contacts. email info@a4architect.com. Telephone +254721410684


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  2 comments for “A4ARCHITECT.COM’s INNOVATIVE IDEA OF ONLINE NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL PLAN APPROVAL TO WORLD BANK FINALLY COMES INTO LIFE.

  1. samuel fatayah
    September 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Dear Arch. Gichahi,
    The above refers.
    Did the Nairobi County discontinue the use of manual filing drawings by architects for their approvals?

  2. samuel fatayah
    September 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Dear Arch. Gichahi,
    Did the Nairobi County discontinue the use of manual filing drawings by architects for their approvals and thatn its only to be done thru’ the eCPMS?

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