Texas-based contractor, Austin Commercial, has entered into an enterprise agreement with Versatile, an Israeli construction technology company using artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) to optimise construction processes.
Versatile’s CraneView, which automatically collects and analyses productivity data from construction job sites, is the first solution of its kind to be used by a Texas-based general contractor.
Todd Harper, director of construction technology, Austin Commercial, said: “Austin Commercial is always looking for ways to help us better serve our tradespeople and our clients.
“Introducing visual and analytical data capture to our projects augments our on-site operational practices to accomplish our objectives with a greater level of success.
“CraneView helped us discern patterns and gave us unique, real-time insights on activities that maximised efficiency in our planning efforts, streamlined our overall hoisting process and improved our project execution.”
Austin Commercial most recently used CraneView while constructing a new building at the University of Houston Law Center. The company said that over the course of the project the amount of daily crane picks increased by 53% and daily crane time increased 28%, creating new efficiencies within the timeline.
Meirav Oren, CEO and co-founder of Versatile, added: “Our partnership with Austin Commercial is a meaningful step in our industry’s application and investment in the future of construction.
“We’re proud to continue empowering Austin Commercial’s incredible teams and prestigious history with opportunities to gain game-changing advantages.”
Image: Versatile Craneview (Credit: Versatile)
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