Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true that every construction project is different, unlike automobiles and planes, but we can do more to improve the future of construction.
Over the past few years the AEC industry has begun to change through, in large part, the increased use of 3D technology in the planning, design and most recently construction of the Built Environment. The concept of developing a digital twin during the construction phase of a project which documents the as-constructed conditions is now becoming the norm as owners and governments begin to demand this information in order to more efficiently manage the long term expenses of operating a facility.
A second and equally important development is the concept of connected construction. Communication that is transparent and inclusive is at the heart of any successful construction project. Accurate and timely project status information can provide the stakeholders with the ability to identify conflicts and avoid errors that will be much more costly the longer they go undetected.
Being able to capture 3D, as-found conditions and turn that data into actionable information – easily, rapidly and in any environment is the capability that GeoSLAM is providing its customers. Their powerful, SLAM-based mobile scanners are being used to create the digital twin and, in turn, support a truly connected construction project environment. This will result in better and faster decision making for the project stakeholders.
To learn more about GeoSLAM’s vision of the future of the Built Environment please have a look at the following video and be sure to download this important white paper by clicking here.