S m a r t I n s p e c t
SmartInspect is a collaborative cloud platform for construction-inspection management. SmartInspect offers several phases of inspection to the users in the construction projects.
As any other processes in the project, the inspection processes too are designed/determined using the process engine (describes in our CC: product).
There are four phases of Inspections:
1. Planning Inspection
2. Inspection per Standards/Regulations
3. Performance Inspection
4. Quality Inspection
Due to international management aspect of the construction projects - a special Inspection paradigm is introduced - "Remote Inspection" through panoramic 360 video using augmented reality technology, as well as using drones.
A novel addition to the construction management is introduced - involvement of regulatory and security processes as an integral part of quality assurance, to enable authorities to be part of the selected necessary data.
Orbips revolutionizes the way inspection processes are carried out into the construction sector
SmartInspect Delivers a system for Inspection as a process based on crafts and assets. The usual way of implementing inspection nowadays (using the existing systems) is to manually create “punch lists” or “check lists” by the managers, and the teams execute on them in the field. SmartInspect delivers a new method using the process engine. For every craft, a process of the necessary steps for full delivery is created. Every asset in the building, or outside in the area associated, has some crafts that need to be performed (and a way to checking the performance). By intertwining between the two processes, we can deliver a set of inspection tasks – that are automatically created by SmartInspect, and associated with the workflow of each team member of the project. The completion of these objectives will result in an automated digital way for inspection – that does not only save a lot of time of managers – but also makes the documentation of these inspections total digital and are distributed automatically.
This results not only by a very efficient way for inspection (and reduction on costs), but also will ensure that the necessary craft-men are immediately summoned by the system to repair the necessary documented flaws. Looking at the “big picture” this also results, by using the BI of the system, to know who are the craft-men that are best, better or those that are a problem in the construction project. This can be done cross building projects – by the owners.
Quality Assurance System in
SmartInspect delivers Digital Quality Assurance System in Construction. The Inspection engine (see above) can be used for onsite inspection in two stages:
while the teams are working on the different assignments and crafts – and then the inspection is a “performance inspection”;
when a specific craft-task is finished, then the same inspection becomes a quality assurance task.
By documenting it in SmartInspect and especially taking pictures of the flaws, or “crossing” the flaw picture with the plans (that are also present in the mobile device because of the communication module) – this is sent to the person in charge to immediately take care. This results in an automated digital way for Quality Assurance – that does not only save a lot of time for managers – but also makes the documentation of these inspections data to be used in a “rejection-alert” module that exists in the system. A rule is assigned to each “flaw event” – and the system automatically implements the rule (which might be “send for repair”, or “stop the work until repair” or “stop payment until repaired… or any rule created/assigned by managers/owners.
SmartInspect enables Remote Inspection in construction (in pilot phase). In the real world, most of construction companies are not located near the construction project. There are a lot of costs associated with relocation and trips for inspection. The ORBIPS project will deliver a way to perform “remote inspection” for both the performance inspection and the quality assurance.
A new technology has been developed by partnering with joanneum research - Using a panoramic video camera, located on on a united or tripod and using virtual reality technology - it enable ORBIPS taking a 360 video by a nonprofessional, use SmartInspect inspection engine remotely; in addition, a video database for storage and performant access is being developed to be able to query Video-Frames by position, orientation and inspection points.
Drones' videos are added and used in both Remote and Onsite Inspection