Vonovia SE is Germany’s largest residential property company with approx. 400,000 apartments in Germany, Austria and Sweden. With more than 6,000 own craftsmen working at Vonovia, we do most of the work related to our apartments on our own.
In favor of meeting Vonovia’s high standards of modernization, some preparations must be done prior to beginning work inside the apartment. This includes a general overview of the empty apartment, as well as dimensions and a floor plan.
Using the measuring tape and pencil is always a hassle and leads to rather imprecise measurements, frustration and sometimes, double work.
You can make a significant contribution to the everyday needs of Vonovia by developing a mobile, user-friendly measuring application for mobile devices.
Our idea is that Vonovia’s technician enters an empty apartment and does most of the preparation on his mobile device. All required measurements will be taken automatically to achieve a floor plan; the general appearance of all rooms is documented including some personal notes, which usually covers basic technical aspects.
In addition, Vonovia designed a unique concept for modular bathroom modernization. Several “cubes” / models are available, covering clear functions of a bathroom, like a shower or basin.
As one feature, the dimensions of these cubes are implemented in the mobile application as a kind of catalogue and the user might arrange selected cubes on the bathroom floor plan according to the specific needs. Just like a drag-and-drop planning of a kitchen.
An export of the final documentation can be used for additional internal purposes.
When it comes to an entire modernization of an empty apartment, several additional products such as wall and floor finish or doors are usually used. At the final stage, the specifications of these products are implemented in the application in favor to create a specific order list based on the floor plan.
What data will be provided for POC ?
Due to the regular fluctuation of our tenants, Vonovia has several empty apartments at different locations with different floor plans for a profound POC phase. Real on-site measurement will provide the database for the POC phase.
A POC study will include real measurements inside empty apartments, set up of a floor plans and ordering – among other material - the bathroom modules according to the application based configuration.