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Deutsche Bahn selects Datumate to monitor railway construction progress

by Sion Geschwindt
Deutsche Bahn selects Datumate to monitor railway construction progress

German national railway company Deutsche Bahn has awarded Datumate a multi-year tender for the analysis and visualisation of drone images.

The Israeli contech will provide services based on DatuBIM, its cloud-based construction data analytics platform, for digital progress monitoring of construction projects, quality assurance, and comparison of schedule versus plan.

DatuBIM generates as-built 3D models, gives construction data alerts, and delivers analytics to assess site conditions and construction progress, among other functions.

The tender will run for a two-year term, with an optional two year extension.

Commenting on the news, Tal Meirzon, Datumate’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled to have won this tender from Deutsche Bahn. This award validates Datumate’s vision of shaping the digital future of infrastructure construction using the outstanding artificial intelligence and data analytics technology of DatuBIM.

“Entering the era of connected construction sites with digital collaboration, progress monitoring, and analytics will increase the probability dramatically to finish projects on time and budget and improve the supervision of general contractors working for Deutsche Bahn.”

The agreement is operationally handled by DB Netz AG, the railway infrastructure manager of Deutsche Bahn AG, which is responsible for the approximately 33,400km-long rail network.

Steffen Scharun, head of Building Information Modelling at DB Netz AG, said: “With this framework agreement, we can provide our project teams an opportunity to better monitor, control and document their construction sites using digital methods.

“The innovative use and evaluation of drone images is an important cornerstone to achieve an increase in efficiency in the construction process and thus to be able to cope with the steadily increasing construction volume in the future.”

Image credit: Andy Dean Photography/Shutterstock

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