Holobuilder was founded in 2016 and has offices in both San Francisco, California, and Aachen, Germany. Holobuilder allows you to capture a digital progress record of your construction site.
OpenSpace was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco. It offers 360° photo documentation with AI technology that automatically pins photos to a project plan, enabling easy virtual walkthroughs.
pinned to plans
- New captures are available within as little as 15 minutes
- Capture up to 280,000 square feet in just 30 minutess
- Built by experts in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision with degrees from MIT
- Field notes—mobile phone photos automatically pinned to plans during site walks
“The time savings was even more significant in larger areas. It would only take 30 minutes to capture the 280,000 square feet of an entire level of the project with OpenSpace, compared to a whole day using Holobuilder.”
“The main reason I made the switch was processing time. StructionSite was taking 2-3 days for their VideoWalks to show up, and by the time they showed up they were already out-of date. There were other pain points too – the 10 minute walk limit, videos that never published, bad location pinning, bad orientation of 360 photos, no BIM integration – that all disappeared when I made the switch to OpenSpace.”
In 2017, Devcon began building a 300,000 square foot headquarters for a technology company in the San Francisco Bay Area. The team tested both Holobuilder and OpenSpace and decided to use OpenSpace because it was faster and more powerful. So far, OpenSpace has exceeded all their expectations. In the past, if an issue arose and the construction team needed to write an RFI, they had to walk to the relevant location and take a picture or coordinate with a sub to get them to do it.
With OpenSpace, documentation for RFIs is readily available online. OpenSpace has also helped them track the progress of first- in-place mockups. This entails Devcon building out a block of conference or phone rooms with all finishes, including carpeting, furniture, lighting and paint so they can get approval on the final product before building the rest. Tracking progress at a minute level of detail to ensure on-time delivery was crucial, and OpenSpace helped enable that.
500 million square feet
captured to date
30 million images of active
construction projects captured so far
Projects in 25 countries