Sensat adds ‘industry-defining’ features to platform

by Liam Turner
Sensat's updated platform in use

Sensat has unveiled new “industry-defining” features to its platform to help teams plan, build, and manage construction projects.

Developed in partnership with its customers for some of the most critical and large-scale infrastructure projects today, Sensat says its new features help project managers build a time record across a site and project lifecycle, plan time-based activities that increase confidence and clarity, and improve forward planning capabilities.

The new Sensat update allows users to fly between a site’s locations using coordinates and add visually descriptive icons and markups.

The firm – which develops visualisation and collaboration software for civil infrastructure – says this provides more site context on conditions and constraints and simplifies decision-making for stakeholders.

The platform also allows users to organise all project data into folders, which Sensat says improves a team’s understanding of tasks and increases productivity. 

These are among the latest tools Sensat has implemented in an effort to help project managers reduce risk and increase project certainty in decisions and plans, alongside new video tooltips for an “improved user experience”.

Sensat has also achieved the ISO 27001 certification, which underpins its security management system and data protection processes and policies.

Sensat’s chief product officer, Michele Battelli, said: “We are continually developing the Sensat platform to meet the needs of our customers, allowing them to access and use all available site information to have more control of outcomes, reduce risk, limit unforeseen events and increase certainty in the delivery of their projects.

“Our Common Visualisation Environment (CVE) surfaces the information users need when they need it, including BIM data, topographical and geospatial information, while keeping one record of the project that means everyone is on the same page with project plans and team communications.

“Project managers and other stakeholders now have better context and clarity around activities on site.

“Our timeline feature helps them create a long-lasting record of plans, events and the reality of what has happened or will be happening throughout the project.

“In turn, this gives them more control over change orders or anything that can derail delivery time or budget.”

‘Future of civil infrastructure’

When combined with Sensat Continuous, Sensat says the capabilities of its platform allow users to receive regularly updated survey data that provides a reality capture oversight of changes and project progress on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

As a time record of all the project data is built, project stakeholders can visually compare site changes and progress, which Sensat says gives them more certainty of outcomes and helps them collaborate effectively to resolve issues and reduce risks.

Battelli said: “Sensat is the most advanced decision-making platform to control risk and outcomes of a civil engineering project through powerful visualisation of a wide range of information and data that people can access anywhere from any device.

“As an assurance record, Sensat eliminates uncertainty from projects, meaning they can be delivered on time, on budget and more sustainably.

“This is the future of civil infrastructure.”

Upcoming Sensat features include:

  • Real-time comments on the canvas – Platform users can have conversations in context within the platform’s 3D and 2D environments
  • CCTV cameras integration – Integrate time lapse and video feeds into projects from on-site security cameras
  • Mobile app – Sensat mobile aims to help on-site users collaborate more effectively with remote teams, tap into subject matters knowledge to resolve issues faster, and report risks

Image: Sensat’s updated platform in use. Credit: Sensat


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