Build Group selects Buildots for three large construction projects in US

by Liam Turner
The construction of a large tower

Build Group Inc has selected AI tech provided by Buildots for use on three construction projects in the US.

The AI construction tech company – which uses computer vision to capture the fit-out phase and provide data-backed insights to contractors – has been contracted for work on the 19-storey M2 tower in San Francisco.

The residential M2 building is part of the wider 5M development.

Build Group will be using Buildots on the M2 tower and two additional projects in California and Washington State.

Buildots uses 360-degree cameras mounted on hardhats to capture images and the fit-out phase during bi-weekly site walks.

Using the data from these captures and the client’s BIM model, Buildots says it is able to form a continuously updated digital twin of the project.

With this objective data, Buildots says any incorrect installation, partially completed task, or other deviation from the schedule is automatically flagged.

Further, project managers have a comprehensive view of all activities through detailed reports.

This, says Buildots helps them to manage resources and avoid costly delays.

‘Extremely gratifying’

Commenting on the development, Roy Danon, co-founder and CEO of Buildots, said: “Build Group is an early technology adopter in the construction industry, so it is extremely gratifying that they selected Buildots to provide an end-to-end control solution for their projects.

“With construction projects the size of the M2 Tower, having real-time knowledge of the exact progress of every activity and team is invaluable to contractors looking to complete construction as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

Chad Krause, vice-president of Operations at Build Group Inc, added: “The complex nature of managing thousands of details and dozens of trades on a construction site is the biggest challenge to finishing a project on time and within the budget.

“As we continue to successfully win work in high volume, a core part of our strategy is adopting technology like Buildots to give us an edge by working as effectively and efficiently as possible to the highest standard of quality.”

Buildots is a construction tech start-up established in 2018.

Image: 贝莉儿 DANIST/Unsplash


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