Posts by Chris Balandran

  1. Introducing: Waypoint 2021 User Summit

    Registration is now live for our highly-anticipated first virtual user summit, Waypoint 2021, which will be held on Tuesday, November 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to bring members of the construction community together for an afternoon of learning, networking, and exchanging ideas. REGISTER NOW Join us…

  2. Jobsite Capture Goes Next Level: Balfour Beatty Leverages OpenSpace for More Efficient Project Delivery

    As an industry leader, Balfour Beatty seeks innovative and custom solutions to continue to advance business initiatives, streamline operations, and enhance services to their clients.  For Balfour Beatty, jobsite capture is a critical component of documenting their work throughout the construction process. It assists project teams with quality control and inspections, helps identify safety hazards,…

  3. Now supporting video capture for the Ricoh THETA Z1

    We Now Support 360° Video Capture for the Ricoh THETA Z1 360° Camera

    The THETA Z1 is Ricoh’s premium 360° camera. With the highest image quality of all the THETA models, the THETA Z1 also has an improved lens, superior noise reduction, and more accurate image stitching.  While we’ve supported manual photo capture for the THETA Z1 for some time, we now support the full 360° video capability…

  4. 5 minute guide to photo documentation

    The 5-Minute Guide to Construction Photo Documentation

    Manual photo documentation for construction is time-consuming, clunky, and often an ineffective way to record jobsite progress over time. Photos inevitably end up buried in a tangle of folders and logins. You might need to find a single photo among hundreds for a big OAC meeting and then realize it’s lost, or that you never…

  5. Announcing OpenSpace Basic

    OpenSpace Announces OpenSpace Basic, the Construction Industry’s First Completely Free 360° Video Capture Tool

    We recently announced the release of OpenSpace Basic, the industry’s first completely free 360° video capture solution for construction. OpenSpace Basic allows builders to easily create a complete, interactive digital replica of a job site for free. We hope this enables more collaboration between the field and office, assists with remote site management, and helps teams avoid…

  6. Suffolk

    How OpenSpace Progress Tracking Helps Suffolk Increase Transparency and Drive Production Onsite

    Suffolk’s innovative technology piloting program identified OpenSpace as a high-impact construction solution after evaluating the platform’s usability and value proposition in 2019.  With a solid foundation of using OpenSpace, Suffolk became interested in leveraging the documentation for improving an existing onsite process: progress tracking. Accurate progress tracking of specific materials has many potential use cases…

  7. Pathfinder Spotlight: Beka Graham

    Meet Beka Graham; A Texas-Born, HGTV-Loving Construction Prodigy

    Meet our latest Pathfinder, Beka Graham, who became a Project Engineer for Joeris General Contractors in May 2020. Her curiosity, drive, and attention to detail eased the transition from college into her first construction job at the height of the pandemic. An Early, Avid Watcher of HGTV Beka grew up with two siblings in a…

  8. Our Series C and The Future of OpenSpace

    OpenSpace was created to empower builders. When our founders began talking with construction teams, they quickly saw the frustrations that were faced every day on the job site, and they knew they needed to create a solution. Rather than working on OpenSpace in a silo, they tested ideas and prototypes in the field. The result…

  9. Shimizu Announces Enterprise Partnership with OpenSpace

    Shimizu Corporation has signed a partnership agreement with OpenSpace to use their 360° photo documentation and analytics platform in combination with its own construction data and expertise to enhance remote management of its construction sites. OpenSpace, a venture-backed company based in San Francisco, uses computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to create next-generation construction management…

  10. How OpenSpace Is Helping Unispace Improve Transparency and Quality Control Processes Globally

    Global design-build firm Unispace was looking for innovative ways to share progress on construction sites, which became especially crucial after COVID-19 hit.  Company employees were already well-versed in remote collaboration, with North American project team members often distributed throughout the U.S., but Unispace’s leadership wanted a way to ensure that every stakeholder—from project managers and…