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…
SPAR3D: OpenSpace harnesses AI to streamline 3D construction documentation
In nearly every construction project, contractors are obligated to visually document their worksites to track progress and to create a record of what has been built. Traditionally, this involves hiring a person or company to come in to perform the documentation. The data may only be collected once or a handful of times, and the captures can be infrequent and expensive.
With the growth in availability of 3D scanning for this type of documentation, it is possible to have a more complete record than photographs- but it can still require a significant amount of time and expertise to capture. The necessity of needing a professional come in with expensive equipment to do it still means that there may be long gaps in between captures, however.