OpenSpace and PlanGrid Integration Allows Construction Teams to Drive Productivity Using AI-Powered Imagery
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2019 — OpenSpace, the leader in AI-enabled 360-degree job site documentation, today announced it has partnered with PlanGrid, recently acquired by Autodesk and a leader in construction productivity software. PlanGrid’s mobile-first software enables construction team members to collaborate in real-time on blueprints, specs, photos, RFIs, field reports, punch lists and other information from any device.
The integration enables construction workers to effortlessly export any image captured in the OpenSpace system into PlanGrid with a single touch. Those exported images can be shared in PlanGrid as links within drawings and used as references for PlanGrid RFIs and Field Reports.
“Using both PlanGrid and OpenSpace has allowed us to capture and report on progress for our customers, in real-time,” said Jacob White, project manager at Novo Construction, a commercial general contractor based in Northern California. “We are impressed by the advanced technology in both systems, but most importantly, both products are so simple to use. This integration will allow us to approach risk mitigation on a job like never before.”
OpenSpace makes it effortless to generate complete visual records of any space, indoor and out, and track progress over time with Google Street View-style captures of anything. The patented technology replaces the ‘we said, they said’ of building construction and asset management with concrete facts, accessible from anywhere, anytime. OpenSpace simplifies dispute resolution, liability claims and day-to-day management of the built environment.
“As the industry looks to use 360-degree reality capture to better document progress on jobsites, PlanGrid’s partnership with OpenSpace is a big step forward for construction teams,” said James Cook, head of strategic alliances and partnerships at PlanGrid. “The ability to share OpenSpace imagery into PlanGrid gives our customers more context about the work they are doing, ultimately saving them time and money.”
OpenSpace is a rapidly growing AI company transforming how construction workers capture, evaluate, and make decisions based on the ground truth of a jobsite. OpenSpace has secured funding from Lux Capital, Foundation Capital, the National Science Foundation, and others, and is deployed on projects throughout the world. OpenSpace was founded by Jeevan Kalanithi, Philip DeCamp, Ph.D., and Michael Fleischman, Ph.D., three former classmates at MIT and veteran startup founders and technology executives. OpenSpace is working with some of the largest construction companies in the world. Find out more at https://www.openspace.ai