OpenSpace has now officially launched, bringing A.I.-derived timelines of job site progress to the construction industry. In the shortest possible terms, the company is offering a service which works very similarly to the type of VR experiences offered in Google Earth for the web. The company refers to it as a "Google Streetview style map" of the construction site. The key difference is that imagery and information are related to the construction itself, with images coming directly from the job site via cameras embedded in hardhats. That's viewable by construction managers and provides an overview of progress on a timeline, viewable in interactive 3D. Because the footage comes from construction workers on a project, there's no labor cost involved in the process. Aside from the use of A.I. to manage incoming feeds and stitch things together, that sets it apart from more traditional methods for obtaining the information.
Beyond that, the content is viewable and the entire system can be synced with other job site management systems. So, if a construction company is already using a different setup to gain insight and parcel out jobs in a more timely fashion, OpenSpace can be easily integrated. What's more, since its sourced from construction workers, the all of the content is updated every time work is done. Once the A.I. puts that content together, there are several view types available to managers which provide a full site overview with far less hassle than traditional methods or reliance on the workers themselves. In the default Microview, managers can find and view various aspects of a construction site by area and from timestamp to timestamp. Open-ended navigation across a full map of the site makes moving around easy and progress easy to note. However, that gets even easier to track in Splitscreen since the mode allows for scenes to be viewed and navigated from two different time frames simultaneously and side-by-side.
That should help progress be tracked, in addition to providing reference points for avoiding disputes. With that said, managers can also make notes and pin those to images, indicating which work needs to get done and helping to prioritize the workload. OpenSpace provides demos of the worksite solution from its website – via the source link below – as well as offering quotes for its product since pricing is typically scaled based on individual requirements. Of course, the software also allows for multiple sites to be managed under one account and the features are available for mobile.