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How OpenSpace Took Job Site Capture to the Next Level at Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines, and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow. For more than a hundred years, the company has created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world.

Balfour Beatty was overwhelmed by manual, time-consuming documentation processes and required an innovative solution to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of job site capture. The company turned to OpenSpace and quickly saw an improved capture rate, among many other benefits. Remote stakeholders and representatives could get real-time updates and walk-throughs, further providing stakeholders the opportunity to review progress, track quality control, and review various inspections. The project management team also leveraged OpenSpace for schedule updates, quality control documentation, in-wall inspections, audit reviews, subcontractor billings, and more—tasks that were near impossible with the company’s previous platform.

Read this case study to learn how Balfour Beatty’s use of OpenSpace has revolutionized job site capture—the capture rate increased nearly 75x—and the use of project data both during and after construction, in the process helping the company enhance coordination and collaboration, avert costly rework, and maintain successful trade partner relationships.

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“Our project teams have reaped great benefits, resolved countless issues, and saved time and money for the business, trade partners, and clients.”

Katherine Boumenot, Senior Technology Specialist

Balfour Beatty

At OpenSpace, we’re on a mission to bring new levels of transparency to construction. We combine simple off-the-shelf 360° cameras, computer vision, and AI to make it incredibly easy to capture a complete visual record of a job site, share it via the cloud, and track progress remotely. Our customers have used the platform to capture more than 8.5 billion square feet of job site imagery and over 494 million images of active construction projects, from job sites in 76 countries across five continents.