How can Digital Twinning Cut your Inspection Costs and Safety Risks?
Digital twining is defined by Wikipedia as “a digital replica of physical assets, processes and systems that can be used for various purposes. A digital twin continuously learns and updates from multiple sources to represent its near real-time status, working condition or position.”
Being able to digitally represent a real-life construction site, in near real-time, with high-level of details, opens a new realm of workflow management, monitoring, quality control and work optimization. It is not only that taking tasks to the office frees time and effort, but it also optimizes the use of resources across a construction project.
One example is Cladding Inspection. VDC teams are often asked to find safer, cost efficient methods to inspect cladding after installation. This task is very complex and must be performed at significant height, and requires many resources: excessive manhours performing the inspection outdoors, usually task is performed by at least 2 workers, rental fees for elevated work, not to mention the safety risk in doing this task. Now imagine you could do it from the office! – cutting costs, lowering risk and doing great work in a fraction of the time. Having the inspected objects digitally appear in a twinning model of the site, allows managers and inspectors to immediately detect those defects, clearly and instantly communicate them to the relevant teams and make sure they are fixed before they become issues.
SiteAware comprehensive reality capture solution is built to provide highly detailed near real-time digital replica of a construction site. Combining autonomous drone scans as a basic layer and augmented with and additional visual media such as mobile devices images, 360-degree hand-held cameras and video, SiteAware creates an unmatched digital twinning of any construction site.