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

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  2. Meet Jeff Manders, an Athlete Turned Robot Builder Who Discovered a Love for Construction

    Meet Jeff Manders, an Athlete Turned Robot Builder Who Discovered a Love for Construction

    Meet our July Pathfinder, Jeff Manders, a Field Engineer for Kitchell based out of Phoenix. He joined his college’s robotics team after deciding to stop playing baseball, and his love for building things ultimately led him to a career in construction.  A Passion for Team Sports from an Early Age Jeff grew up in Louisville,…

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

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

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  5. 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. Join us at Waypoint…

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  6. Meet Chris Owen, a Technologist Whose Love of Gadgets Led Him to Construction

    Meet Chris Owen, a Technologist Whose Love of Gadgets Led Him to Construction

    Meet our September Pathfinder, Chris Owen, a London-based BIM Coordinator for Skanska. He had an expat upbringing in Thailand, but his family eventually returned to the UK so he and his sister could prepare for university. Though he initially studied sports science with an eye toward becoming a sports therapist, he ended up discovering construction…

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  7. Industry Survey: How technology is ushering in a new era of hybrid construction Hybrid Construction

    Industry Survey: How technology is ushering in a new era of hybrid construction

    Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the transition to remote work practically overnight for many office workers. Today, many continue to work from home at least part-time, although most authorities have given the green light to reopen office doors. Both employers and employees are recognizing how remote arrangements, whether fully remote or hybrid models, can…

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

    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,…

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News

  1. Study: Contractors embrace hybrid work

    Study: Contractors embrace hybrid work

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, companies across the country have pivoted to hybrid working models — part in-person and part remote — and according to new data, construction is adopting this trend, too. Construction tech company OpenSpace surveyed its customers about their working models and found that prior to the pandemic, 52% of respondents said…

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  2. OpenSpace expands AI-backed Progress Tracking to coordinate across trades

    OpenSpace expands AI-backed Progress Tracking to coordinate across trades

    Founded in 2017, OpenSpace is a San Francisco-based tech company that is on a mission to bring transparency to construction through better documentation. OpenSpace’s solutions combine 360° cameras, computer vision, and AI to capture a complete visual record of the job site and share it via the cloud. Recently, they have announced the expansion of…

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  3. OpenSpace Announces Expanded Availability of ClearSight Progress Tracking for Key Trades ClearSight Progress Tracking

    OpenSpace Announces Expanded Availability of ClearSight Progress Tracking for Key Trades

    With Progress Tracking, customers can automatically determine percent complete, broken down by date, floor, or trade SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 — OpenSpace, the global leader in automated 360° photo documentation and analysis for construction, today announced the expansion of its ClearSight Progress Tracking product, now available to all customers. Progress Tracking uses AI to…

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  4. OpenSpace Makes List of “The 31 Hottest Proptech Startups, As Chosen By Leading VCs”

    OpenSpace Makes List of “The 31 Hottest Proptech Startups, As Chosen By Leading VCs”

    City: San Francisco Year founded: 2017 Total funding: $33.3 million  What it does: Digitally catalogues visual imagery of construction projects as they progress, allowing its customers to observe and review the job. Why it’s hot: OpenSpace aims to bring clarity and accountability to the complex business of construction by mapping projects visually. To gather data, site managers wear…

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