The quickly evolving field of construction tech is increasing demand for a new kind of construction worker, one with a comprehensive understanding of emerging technologies as well as the built environment. Across all the skilled trades, a shortage of tech-focused workers is emerging alongside advancements in digitization. Leading construction companies are quickly introducing new roles…
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 its OpenSpace Track product.
As the pandemic has accelerated digitization and adoption rates for construction tech, builders have begun embracing automation on job sites for tedious, manual tasks like photo documentation. Progress Tracking, part of OpenSpace’s OpenSpace Track analytics suite, uses computer vision processes to analyze site images and automatically determine what percent of planned work has been completed by builders.
Progress Tracking uses AI to convert 360° images into an objective record of progress that is mapped directly to floor plans and displayed on interactive dashboards that show progress across time, areas and trades. These images can be broken down across vectors like date and time, floor level, or trade (electrical, mechanical, drywall and more) giving stakeholders an instant view into how much work has been completed, when and where.
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