Comfort Systems USA Signs Enterprise Agreement with OpenSpace to Widen Access to Reality Capture
National MEP leader uses OpenSpace’s AI-powered insights and visual data to reduce documentation time and improve efficiency and coordination in the field
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2023 — OpenSpace, the global leader in 360° reality capture and AI-powered analytics, announced today a new enterprise agreement with Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX), a leading provider of commercial, industrial, and institutional heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and electrical contracting services with 172 locations in 131 cities across the United States. Comfort Systems USA entered into an enterprise agreement expanding its usage of OpenSpace technology after several of its subsidiaries achieved significant cost and efficiency savings since deploying OpenSpace at select locations in early 2022.
“We are delighted to broaden our partnership with Comfort Systems USA and help make VDC, field, and project teams more efficient at a larger scale on projects across the country,” said Shirin Oshidari, Vice President of Sales at OpenSpace. “We’re honored that Comfort Systems USA selected our technology to help fulfill its core values of innovation, collaboration, and safety while also prioritizing sustainability and addressing its clients’ complex building needs.”
With OpenSpace, the company’s virtual construction, project, and QC teams have saved time and improved coordination in the field using OpenSpace Field Notes, a powerful collaboration feature, and OpenSpace BIM Compare, a popular tool that makes it easier for field teams to navigate 3D models to spot issues or discrepancies between actual conditions and design intent.
“The OpenSpace product has been enormously valuable to our operating companies. We’ve seen a wide range of use cases, from increased productivity to enhanced quality control to risk reduction and more. In addition, the OpenSpace team has done a truly exceptional job supporting the deployment of the technology to our construction teams,” according to Briston Blair, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy. A Virtual Construction Manager at a Comfort Systems USA operating company agreed, noting, “Everybody who’s had a chance to see OpenSpace really loves it. They’re already thinking of ways to use it on upcoming jobs.”
Comfort Systems USA has also saved time and money on reduced travel to sites now that stakeholders can virtually walk through any jobsite from anywhere in the world to see the latest site conditions in near-real time. The platform is powerful and easy to use; customers simply attach a 360° camera to a hard hat, tap record in the OpenSpace mobile app, and walk the site as normal. OpenSpace’s software automatically uploads the data, organizes the images, pins them to the correct location on the floor plan, and stitches them together to form an immersive 3D version of the entire jobsite.
About Comfort Systems USA
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE: FIX) is a leading national, single-source provider of comprehensive construction and building solutions—delivering HVAC and electrical installation services, contracting services, modular and off-site construction capabilities, maintenance, repair, and systems replacement for industrial, commercial, pharmaceutical, education, healthcare, retail, hotel, and government clients. Currently, CSUSA delivers our services from over 172 locations in 131 cities with over 14,600 of the most qualified HVAC and electrical contracting personnel in America. To learn more, visit www.comfortsystemsusa.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
OpenSpace, the global leader in reality capture and AI-powered analytics, empowers construction and real estate companies of every size to create an interactive 360° digital view of their built environment. Customers have used OpenSpace to operate more efficiently and reduce risk, capturing more than 15 billion square feet of imagery from construction projects across thousands of sites in more than 91 countries. To learn more, visit www.openspace.ai and follow us on LinkedIn.