Digitizing The Future Construction Site

Digitizing The Future Construction Site

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In today’s day and age, even with the modern leap of technology, construction sites are still being operated in the same way that they have been for over 20 years. This leads to many gaps being prevalent, though they can be easily fixed with the right technology.

Technological progress is essential for transforming the current construction site from a disorganized lot that is difficult to manage to an advanced operation. Utilizing smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 3D modeling and advanced Image sensing, an Israeli startup is paving the way for a better future in the industry.

First founded as an Elbit branch company, UltraWis was established to find a smart solution to the disarray that permeates construction sites. By taking inspiration from the aerospace industries, the company developed an all-encompassing tool for smart management of previously neglected sites.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit industries around the world, the company focused its’ efforts on developing their product, turning a possible negative into a positive. Team members managed to develop a digital tool that digitally overlays construction sites and enables workers to automate their jobsite and support smart real-time decision making.

One of the issues that UltraWis wanted to solve was the possibility of crane clashing. When workers operate cranes individually, there is a high risk of machines crashing into each other when not managed properly. By applying smart technologies to their tool, the company was able to develop a system that guarantees smooth management between all on-site machinery. Not only does it prevent clashing between individual cranes, but it also prevents scenarios of cranes crashing into buildings and existing structures in the area, a problem which has plagued the industry for decades.

Since UltaWis provides a tool that relies on Deep Tech, as opposed to others that operate on radio frequency, it promises direct communication between all on-site elements, accuracy of up to 10 centimeters in crane activity and precise scanning of material types in the area. Furthermore, it can withstand temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius, and 20 degrees below zero.

To contact UltraWise, visit their official company website.