Today’s digitized workflow creates enormous amounts of data from a growing number of sources, which makes it difficult to keep track of. By converging live jobsite cameras, AI, and 360° reality capture with Navisworks and Revit models, a powerful multifaceted model emerges making it easier to organize actionable information more efficiently.
When documenting construction progress with 360° reality capture, photos are often captured in varied orientations, which makes it difficult to compare and analyze progress for specific points of interest. EarthCam’s solution automatically aligns captured photos to create a cohesive library of archives for image comparison. Once aligned, users can markup the images to share detailed observations, or create a time-lapse to highlight progress.
EarthCam’s Control Center 8 software-as-a-service platform leverages A.I. technology to align 360° images with associated 3D BIM models. The resulting uniformly acquired data facilitates accurate image comparison to the same views in past timeframes and correlation with the associated BIM models almost immediately. Construction teams will spend less time in the field, minimize lag time in waiting for data to become available, and get immediate access to project imagery for collaboration.
“BIM is all about visual representation and communication – infusing live cameras onsite brings an entirely new level of richness in information and completely changes the collaborative landscape,” said Brian Cury, EarthCam CEO and Founder. “EarthCam is creating a path towards eliminating waste and supporting a lean culture. Through this visual information, the benefits of saved time and expenses are quickly realized.”
Harnessing live data sources available onsite and merging them with upstream BIM information to merge the as-designed with the as-built streamlines management of schedules and answers questions about clashes in near real-time. Beyond the benefits to the project team on-site, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) teams can leverage EarthCam cameras on the jobsite to gain a greater insight into the project process using real-time media.
Another new feature is the ability to upload images to accompany Request-for-Information (RFIs) to PlanGrid. These data-rich photos, including telemetry from a local weather station, can be easily shared with team members improving the project’s overall communication, reporting and analysis.
The construction industry increasingly demands that technology companies collaborate to reduce friction and create comprehensive integrated solutions to support successful project management. With EarthCam’s support for Autodesk BIM 360 and the integration of visual content, the model becomes a framework that provides for a collaborative single-source environment for the entire project team.
EarthCam is driving productivity for a more informative jobsite providing end-to-end services, including camera rentals, professional installation and same-day delivery.
EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and reality capture solutions for corporate and government clients. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events. EarthCam has documented over a trillion dollars of construction projects around the world. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices internationally.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: Hudson Yards, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Los Angeles SoFi Stadium, Las Vegas Allegiant Stadium, Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, LaGuardia Airport, TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Panama Canal Expansion, Qatar Rail, The Jeddah Tower, 56 Leonard Street, 432 Park Avenue, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty Museum, and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at http://www.earthcam.net/.
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