Smart Progress Tracking
Embracing Digital Technology in Construction
The way we understand buildings is changing.
Construction Progress is a smart monitoring solution to track the progress of large construction projects using mobile LiDAR and automated analytics.
Need for speed
Every construction project relies on each specialist in the chain of production being able to complete their work to a tight schedule.
Lack of time
Engineers often have only a short amount of time available to them in which to get all of their measurements taken and compare as-built models against the design plan.
Sites are often hazardous and the need for safety and accuracy is paramount, which often makes productivity slow and time consuming.
Taking bulky equipment to hazardous sites with limited access points can be difficult, and sometimes totally impossible.
How does Construction Progress work?
Construction Progress combines hardware, advanced SLAM and analytics to deliver crucial site information to your teams quickly and easily.
Automatically generate clear progress reports with visualisations that show you the build progress made on site.
It’s used by construction companies to track and record progress against a 3D model or a previous scan to improve efficiency, save money, create unbiased progress reports and provide valuable data to help resolve any disputes that may arise. Willmott Dixon are the first customer to use GeoSLAM Construction Progress.
1. It starts with SLAM
SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) creates a digital model of a site, by using a handheld mobile scanner. The SLAM technology used inside GeoSLAM’s product portfolio was developed by some of the smartest people on our planet. As you walk around your construction site, 43,000 invisible laser beams are emitted per second, and this is what forms a digital map.
Using GeoSLAM’s mobile mapping system, capture regular scans by walking around the site. Within one hour, we’ll tell you what’s changed – automatically. No guessing, no maths, just the press of a button (and some very clever algorithms). You can compare each scan against the previous scan, or to a CAD model.
Plug your ZEB scanner into a computer, and we’ll automatically process the data using our smart data platform, GeoSLAM Connect. We can set the file to be automatically saved to a network folder of your choice, each time a scan is completed.
View your 3D data, see notes, voice notes or photos located where they were made. Save your photographs and notes for reference or team collaboration. See what’s changed against a previous scan, or 3D model.
You’ll have an easy-to-understand PDF report automatically generated and emailed to you, or saved in a file location of your choice. The PDF report will show the percentage of work complete or incomplete (compared to 3D model) and a simple visualisation of the site highlighting 3D change. A digital record of site progress over time can now be captured, reported and stored for the life of the project.
6. Where next?
You choose to sync the results of your project to collaboration tools such as Dalux, Bim360, Viewpoint 4projects. You can also export the data to CAD packages or your CDE (common data environment).
Technology in Construction.
Innovation in construction gets a bad rap. Which feels somewhat unfair, after all, it is a ‘bricks and mortar’ industry, heavily reliant on equipment, machinery and a ‘hands-on’ workforce. The industry is often flouted as falling behind others in how it has embraced technology. Yet in recent years in particular, many forward-looking construction companies have deployed innovative solutions to better, and more safely, construct buildings.
Why GeoSLAM Construction Progress?
- Automated project progress with transparent, easy to understand, shareable PDF reports
- See your construction progress through the life cycle of a project, helping reporting, avoiding disputes and delay penalties
- Automated file storage compatible with industry collaboration platforms so the full project team and stakeholders can access progress reports anytime
- In-sourced data collection no waiting for external contractors, collect data when you need it
- Quickly and easily share project progress updates ensuring full transparency
- Move beyond whiteboards and WhatsApp with easy to implement, digital construction progress
- GeoSLAM is a trusted technology provider for some of the Worlds largest companies