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The AI construction tech company Buildots uses computer vision to capture every detail of the fit-out phase and provide objective, data-backed insights to contractors.
Build Group has selected Buildots’ computer vision technology to help track job site data and progress on three projects in the US, including the M2 tower in San Francisco.
The AI construction tech company uses computer vision to capture every detail of the fit-out phase and provide objective, data-backed insights to contractors.
Buildots uses 360-degree cameras mounted on hardhats to capture images and every aspect of the fit-out phase during bi-weekly site walks. Using the data from these captures and the client’s BIM model, Buildots can form a continuously updated digital twin of the project.
With this objective data, any incorrect installation, partially completed task, or other deviation from the schedule is automatically flagged, enabling complete oversight of the project. Furthermore, according to Buildots, project managers have a comprehensive view of all activities through detailed reports to help them best manage resources and avoid costly delays.
“The complex nature of managing thousands of details and dozens of trades on a construction site is the biggest challenge to finishing a project on time and within the budget,” said Chad Krause, vice president of operations, Build Group.
“As we continue to successfully win work in high volume, a core part of our strategy is adopting technology like Buildots to give us an edge by working as effectively and efficiently as possible to the highest standard of quality.”
Buildots claims its fully digitised construction control room gives superintendents, estimators, schedulers and the entire team a birds-eye view of the development and provides on-demand project status and analysis broken down by a number of categories including trade, individual subcontractor activities, and location on site.
It also shows percentage of each activity completed and identifies the most urgent issues so they can be prioritised.
“With construction projects the size of the M2 tower, having real-time knowledge of the exact progress of every activity and team is invaluable to contractors looking to complete construction as quickly and efficiently as possible”
Build Group will be using Buildots on the M2 tower and two additional projects in California and Washington State. M2 is a 19-story residential tower in the heart of San Francisco, and forms part of a wider development (5M).
“Build Group is an early technology adopter in the construction industry, so it is extremely gratifying that they selected Buildots to provide an end-to-end control solution for their projects,” added Roy Danon, co-founder and CEO of Buildots.
“With construction projects the size of the M2 tower, having real-time knowledge of the exact progress of every activity and team is invaluable to contractors looking to complete construction as quickly and efficiently as possible.”