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What is OpenSpace?

OpenSpace is the fastest, easiest way to visually document your jobsiteand it’s the simplest, smartest way to understand it. We generate Google Street-style views of your jobsite. Our key differentiator is that our solution truly requires little to no extra labor and zero infrastructure: simply attach a 360 camera to your hard hat (or drone) when you want to capture the job, say during a routine inspection or site walk, and hit “go” on our app. We do the rest!

We have fully automated progress photos, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We provide simple but powerful tools like OpenSpace Capture and OpenSpace Track so you can manage your site at all levels of detail. We’ve reversed $100K’s in CO’s, cut travel costs in half, and saved millions in overall construction costs by trimming schedules.

What is reality capture?

Reality capture is one of the most innovative technologies transforming construction processes. Reality capture solutions enable builders to digitally capture, share, and analyze real-world site conditions. These solutions can be based on laser scans, drone images, smartphone photos, or, in the case of OpenSpace, high-resolution 360° images. Typically, these 360° images are captured by a camera that is mounted on a hard hat during a site walk. Once uploaded to the cloud, project stakeholders can do a virtual site walk, accessing the images from their desks or anywhere in the world to see site conditions in near-real time and spot issues quickly. Top construction and real estate companies are increasingly adopting OpenSpace 360° reality capture due to its positive impact at every stage of construction, from preconstruction to handoff.

Where is your data stored? How do I know that my data is safe?

At OpenSpace, we take data security very seriously. We are Privacy Shield certified and SOC 2 compliant, and even comply with the planet’s strictest security policies, EU’s GDPR. We treat all the information stored on our systems, regardless of customer, user, or use case, as equally important and extremely sensitive. All customer data is encrypted in transit with TLS encryption, as well as encrypted at rest using industry-standard 256-bit AES encryption. Our data is stored with AWS. Read more about their security policies here: Amazon Security. Learn more about how we safeguard capture data.

How do I set up a project?

Once you are signed up, all you need to do is upload your floor plans. That’s it, you are good to go. Using BIM? You can optionally upload your model as well, and track actual progress vs. the model. For more information, visit Getting Started with OpenSpace.

How much data can I capture?

As much as you want. Walk the job as much as you want, and capture as many images as you want. We are all-you-can-eat.

Can I take regular mobile phone photos and upload those to OpenSpace?

Yes! If you are doing an OpenSpace walk, you can take photos and notes while you walk, and our tech will automatically pin those images and notes to the location where the note was madevery handy. We call that feature “Field Notes.” In addition, you can also take mobile phone photos (and standard 360° photos) and manually pin them to your floor plan at any time.

Can I add regular 360° photos taken manually to OpenSpace?

Yes! The core way to use OpenSpace is to walk your site with a 360° camera shooting video, which we then map to your floor plan automatically. But you can also take standard 360° photos (and mobile phone photos, too) and manually pin them to your floor planthis approach is great for when you need just a few super high-resolution photos of your site.

How many people can I invite to view a project?

An unlimited number! Add as many people to a project as you want from any organization you choose. OpenSpace is all about helping you improve coordination and collaboration, so we don’t want to needlessly limit access.

If I use OpenSpace, does one of my team members do the walks? Or do you provide someone?

OpenSpace is designed to be so easy that your existing field team will capture the site with little to no extra work, by simply walking the site as they normally do. Your field teams know the site best, they are there every day, and they will therefore capture the most data. The vast majority of our customers use existing staff to walk their sites.

That said, there are times when it makes sense for a third party to capture a site. OpenSpace can provide a trained and properly insured individual to capture the site in select markets. Contact us at info@openspace.ai to learn more.

Where do I download the OpenSpace app?

Just go to the App Store on your iPhone, or the Google Play Store on Android.

I want to use OpenSpace. How can I sign up?

Simple! You can just email us at info@openspace.ai, or fill out our Request Demo form. Someone from our team will be in touch with you to get you set up.

What is the difference between OpenSpace and other 3D capture tools?

While other 3D capture tools require dedicated setup and capture time or require experienced photographers to document your jobsite, OpenSpace is special because it’s essentially 100% labor free. Simply attach your 360° camera to the top of your hard hat with the included mount, then walk your site as normal—our proprietary artificial intelligence algorithm does the rest! Further, because our system is so easy to use, we have the data to build the easiest and most powerful AI-based analytics tools out there.

How much does OpenSpace cost?

Your OpenSpace subscription price is based on the products you need and the amount of construction you do. We calculate your price based on your annual construction volume (ACV) times a rate for OpenSpace Capture, and a different rate for OpenSpace Track. We offer volume and bundling discounts, so you receive cost savings and efficiency gains when you include more products, projects, and ACV in your subscription up front. Get more information on our pricing page.

What cameras do you support?

Currently we support the Garmin VIRB 360, Insta360 One X, Insta360 One R, and Ricoh Theta Z1 across all our capture modes (video, photo), and we support the Ricoh 360 cameras for photo mode. Moreover, while we’ve supported capturing with drones since 2021, we’re excited to expand our capabilities thanks to the state-of-the-art Insta360 Sphere—a dual 360° camera you can attach to DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones to capture your site with OpenSpace. If you don’t have a 360 camera, don’t worry! We can get you set up. For additional support documentation, please see Supported Cameras.

Can I export my data?

Our customers own their own content—we provide a variety of ways to export data in the form of select PDFs, JPGs, and auto-generated PowerPoint reports. We will also provide a valuable, one-time offline deliverable of all your data that you can export at the close of your project.

Have you run into any safety issues having the camera mounted on the hard hat?

No. The mounts do no damage whatsoever to the hard hat. We have also made sure to solicit approval from safety managers on existing jobs, and we have always gotten the thumbs up. You can walk the site with a 360° camera on a monopod if you want as wellbut the hard hat is our recommended method; it keeps your hands free to take notes and do useful work!

What other software does OpenSpace integrate with?

We integrate with Procore, PlanGrid, and BIM 360. Our integrations include single sign-on, data export, integrations with RFI and Observation workflows, and much more.

What is automated progress tracking?

OpenSpace Track is the fastest and easiest way to track and validate percent complete, quantity installed, and rate of work for critical trades across entire projects. OpenSpace Track uses computer vision and machine learning to recognize, track, and quantify work-in-place to create a detailed record of the project and how it’s changing over time. Our trackers provide highly accurate, comprehensive progress tracking data and are practical, easy to use, and help keep builders on (or even ahead of) schedule and within budget. Current trackers include walls and ceilings, doors, mechanical, and concrete, with many more on the way.

Does OpenSpace support drones?

Yes, customers have been capturing with 360° cameras mounted to drones and using that imagery in OpenSpace since 2021. You can capture with OpenSpace using any drone on which you can mount a supported 360° camera with no modification to the drone required. Basically, if you can attach a camera to it, you can capture with it. We’re also partnering with Insta360 to support their Insta360 Sphere, a dual 360° camera you can easily attach to DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S drones. The Sphere is easy to use and delivers smooth footage without fear of the drone making an unwanted appearance.

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