A virtual solution | Public consultation meets digital innovation
Organising a public event is very difficult right now, however community and stakeholder engagement is crucial during pre-construction phases of all projects – regardless of their size.
In addition, the public need to be consulted on large scale projects and have the opportunity to be part of the discussion.
Local authorities and planning consultants have a requirement to gain public opinion, and ultimately progress developments to keep the economy moving.
We love a challenge at EyeSiteView, so we’ve been developing a digital solution to bringing people together, virtually.
Innovation is at our core and we’re pleased to announce the launch of our interactive, virtual public consultation platform; a solution we feel is long overdue:
This online platform is a fresh approach that challenges the status quo.
It’s primary aim is to drive community engagement and enhance the traditional public consultation format.
Users can participate in a consultation event without physically being there.
All information about a future development is easily accessed in one place allowing engagement every step of the way.
The content can be accessed 24/7 via a smartphone, computer or tablet – from the comfort of your own home.
Public consultations are an excellent example of a process that can be enhanced with virtual technology.
The tool is primarily aimed towards planning consultants, constructions companies and local authorities.
Through simple to use remote engagement, information can be easily delivered to a wide audience, increasing the scope and potential of the public consultation.
Loaded with a raft of functionality, details of any proposal can be displayed in a familiar environment with virtual pop-up banners providing details of the development.
The user can explore further with easy access to all drawings, reports and other consultation materials via clickable information hotspots.
There is no need for imagination either; 360° Virtual Tours bring the proposals to life and provide accurate representations of the scheme.
Generated in photo-realistic CGI, users can immersive themselves and understand every detail in an accessible format.
Users can provide instant feedback through inbuilt contact forms, with public opinion being captured as part of the consultation period, and the data analysed analysed for more accurate reporting.
A live chat function is also available, meaning communicators can be waiting in the wings to answer important public questions, just as quick as you could during an in-person event.
I spoke to our director Paul about the tool, and he had this to say:
“We serve a range of industries in the built world with our virtual solutions, this digital platform is simply another interactive, engaging tool that solves a problem for the industry,”
“The use of digital engagement platforms enables stakeholders to experience and understand proposals in their community, other than just read and hear about them. This allows for widespread buy-in for larger projects.”
At EyeSiteView we continuously challenge ourselves to output innovative services and platforms to keep commerce moving through these challenging times.
We’ve recently moved back into the office, and installed extensive protective measures to protect the safety and well-being of our team.
Drop me a line if at [email protected] if you have a problem you haven’t found the solution to, or if you’re interested in the virtual consultation tool.