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Symetri and Oculo announce partnership that will allow customers to take construction project management to the next level
Using state-of-the-art technology to carry out remote inspections and visually document what’s going on on-site
London, UK – September 2021 – Symetri, Europe’s leading provider of software and services for construction, design and engineering activities, today announced their partnership with Oculo, provider of a digital construction solution which uses artificial intelligence to provide a single source of truth for construction projects and on-site progress.
The partnership allows Symetri to offer customers greater project visibility, with benefits ranging from better issue management, easy BIM model comparison and faster decision-making. It also provides a visual as-built record that can be referred back to post-construction or passed on to building owners.
Oculo does this by transforming the footage it gets from simple-to-use hard-hat cameras into an up-to-date 360° “streetview” of the construction site that can be viewed and navigated through online. This allows the user to pick any point on the floor plan and then see, within a few clicks, what the site currently looks like. Doing this repeatedly over the course of the project then gives the ability to look back in time to see what work had been completed at a specific date, or to see what lies beneath walls and areas subsequently closed up.
“We are excited to partner with Oculo as we see this solution as another big step forward in digitising the construction sector. Oculo will help organisations increase efficiencies by reducing the need for physical site visits, saving both time and money, as well as reducing their carbon footprint. Alongside this, we also see huge opportunities to improve quality as Oculo makes it really easy to track and audit work, meaning that main contractors can easily demonstrate quality and document elements such as cladding and fire protection as regulations increasingly require.” says Steve Rudge, Head of Technical - Symetri Construction.
Oculo also integrates with Autodesk's BIM 360, which allows the Oculo footage to be seamlessly embedded into the existing issue management and snagging workflows that teams are already familiar with. This gives a much richer, 360° view of the item or area in question than ordinary photos can provide, making it quicker and easier to spot errors or triage problems.
“Oculo is immensely pleased to be working with Symetri. We started out with an ambition to bring advanced digital technologies to construction and this partnership is not only a recognition that our solution is adding huge value, but also a fantastic opportunity to get it in front of a broader range of construction experts and support their transition to digital and remote ways of working.” adds Tom Kotecki, Oculo Co-Founder & CEO.
Oculo leverages the power of advanced computer vision and machine learning to create a virtual copy of any construction site that is regularly updated and can be accessed online from anywhere in the world. This removes the need for teams and stakeholders to be onsite in order to make a decision or get things done, transforms workflows and effortlessly creates comprehensive, visual as-built documentation. The outcome of which is increased productivity at the site level, a powerful weapon to defend against claims and a visual history of the project, which will pay dividends throughout the lifetime of the asset. For further information, visit us at www.oculo.ai
At Symetri we support innovative companies in the building, infrastructure, and manufacturing industries to optimise their working methods and increase the quality of their projects. Our purpose is to challenge people to work smarter and to turn ideas into new realities that shape a better future. With a combination of our own IP, best of breed technology from our partners, and a comprehensive range of services, we enable our customers to create sustainable designs, maximise efficiency and increase competitive advantage. Our services include the provision of software, consultancy, training and support, and we offer a comprehensive range of IT and Document Management solutions. For further information, visit us at www.symetri.co.uk.
Product Page: https://www.symetri.co.uk/products/oculo
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