OpenSpace has created the most advanced reality capture technology for construction teams by leveraging computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and 3D modeling. The OpenSpace product makes it easy to capture 360° images of a job site simply by mounting a camera to a helmet and walking through the job site. This process takes a fraction…
Construction Dive: The 7 most striking construction technology innovations of 2018
Construction technology is advancing every day, presenting contractors with more tools to meet their long-term growth and efficiency goals. Even if the labor shortage isn’t letting up, AI analytics, drone hardware-software combinations, independently operated robots and other technologies are allowing the industry to do more with less.
As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the impressive technological strides that have been made, spanning augmented reality, tech-infused prefabrication, hardhat sensors and more. If the industry continues this momentum, it just may shake its “low-tech” reputation once and for all.
AI tools run millions of options in minutes
Once considered a far-fetched or futuristic tool, artificial intelligence has been made accessible to construction companies this year by a host of burgeoning startups. Alice Technologies’ AI assistant can take on the tedious number-crunching involved in project scheduling to find within minutes the most efficient plans out of millions of scenarios. UpCodes launched an AI plug-in for design programs that runs a “spell check” on a BIM model’s code compliance, allowing architects to recognize and mitigate violations early.
OpenSpace AI stitches 360-degree jobsite imagery into a Google Street View-style map of project progress. Attracting $3.7 million in recent seed financing, indus.ai creates a “digital twin” of jobsite activity to give stakeholders better visibility into performance. And the list goes on.