The partnership between Verity construction verification software from ClearEdge3D and GeoSLAM’s “go-anywhere” 3D mobile mapping technology promises to help AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) professionals significantly advance their ability to verify as-built field data with design models.
Intergeo, Berlin, Germany, September 25, 2017 – The next generation of construction quality assurance/control methodology and technology is integrating simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) with building information modeling. GeoSLAM and ClearEdge3D are pleased to announce an upcoming beta program that allows as-built construction data—measured using GeoSLAM’s hand-held, lightweight mobile laser scanners—to be compared against design/fabrication models using ClearEdge3D’s Verity software to quickly and easily identify installation status and out-of-tolerance or inaccurately constructed work.
“Leading AEC firms from around the globe users of both ClearEdge3D and GeoSLAM technologies have been encouraging us toward this innovation,” said Mark Reid, Vice President of Product Management for GeoSLAM. “Hand-held mobile laser scanning is faster and more accessible than traditional static terrestrial scanning. The savings, both in terms of verification time and reduced rework, is enormous.”
Now, nearly any member of a construction project team can use a GeoSLAM scanner to gather jobsite data for analysis. The need for traditional survey methodology is reduced because the ZEB-REVO is changing the economics of laser scanning, allowing users to scan more frequently, even daily. That data can then be analyzed in Verity software to make sure the work is being built on schedule and within tolerance; identifying mistakes before they become expensive problems.
“The plan is to have Verity do the same thing with SLAM data as it does with traditional terrestrial data—to very quickly and accurately verify installation status and tolerance,” said Kelly Cone, Vice President of Product Management for ClearEdge3D. “Our customers understand the value of terrestrial scanning, but it can be cost prohibitive for weekly or daily use. Augmenting terrestrial scanning using GeoSLAM’s hand-held mobile scanners gives our clients the freedom to scan as often as they want.”
For companies interested in having a construction project join the beta phase of this technology collaboration, executives from ClearEdge3D (Hall 3.1, Booth D3.003) and GeoSLAM (Hall 1.1, Booth B1.051) will be on hand during the INTERGEO Conference and Trade Fair, September 26th-28th in Berlin, Germany. You can also contact either company via their websites: http://www.clearedge3d.com/contact-us and https://geoslam.com/contact. Beta testing will begin this October.
ClearEdge3D is a global technology leader in the Architectural/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry, offering advanced software solutions that help firms model existing conditions and verify that recently completed work has been constructed correctly. The company’s EdgeWise software dramatically speeds labor-intensive 3D modeling workflows by utilizing advanced automated feature extraction and assistive modeling technology. Its Verity construction verification software compares point cloud data of recently completed work against a design or fabrication model, flagging any out-of-tolerance or poorly installed elements. For more information, please visit www.clearedge3d.com.
Headquartered in the UK, GeoSLAM is a global market leader in “go-anywhere” 3D mobile mapping technology. Our unique handheld technology is highly versatile and adaptable to all environments – especially spaces that are indoor, underground or difficult to access, providing accurate 3D mapping without the need for GPS. Our technology is easy to use and within minutes’ customers can build a highly accurate 3D model of their environment. GeoSLAM was founded in 2012 as a joint venture between CSIRO (Australia’s National Science Agency and the inventors of Wi-Fi) and 3D Laser Mapping. Serving the surveying, engineering, mining, forestry, facilities and asset management sectors, GeoSLAM has an expanding network of 50 distributors, with a presence in over 40 countries across 6 continents.