Where safety innovation fits in the heads-down construction environment

Construction Dive, 5/20/2019

In the construction industry, the most threatening risks are the ones that go undetected for too long — design flaws that are spotted well into construction, bad habits that could get a craft worker hurt or a hazard that escapes a manager's attention.

Underlying most contractors’ safety programs is a group effort at vigilance on site to make sure workers are operating safely and are alerted to dangers before an incident takes place. Technology can add another layer to this effort by facilitating safety-related reporting and conversations or by detecting hazards in real time across multiple areas of the site, compared to a superintendent or safety manager who can only see what is before him.

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By predicting risk, AI tool shapes top firms' safety conversations

Construction Dive, 5/15/2019

Safety leaders at construction firms often promote vigilance on projects, encouraging workers to be a set of eyes for their fellow coworkers. But there are limits to the observations that employees can make as they go about their tasks for the day.

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Smartvid.io to Sponsor ENR FutureTech 2019

ENR FutureTech, June 3-5, 2019, San Francisco, CA

Smartvid.io is excited to sponsor ENR FutureTech on June 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.  Interested in learning more about how you can put artificial intelligence to work at your company?  Stop by Booth #9 to see how you can use the data you already have in construction management systems like Procore and Autodesk BIM 360 to create an automated safety risk assessment report that delivers cross project benchmarking and identifies leading risk indicators using Vinnie, our AI engine.

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Sights on Safety: StructionSite + Smartvid.io

StructionSite, 5/9/2019

As an industry that focuses on the health and wellbeing of its employee’s, laborers, tradesmen and women, this week brings to light the areas where we can all work together to form a better, safer working environment.

To commemorate Safety Week 2019, we are honored to announce our partnership with Smartvid.io. We’ve been working together to create integrations to make dual use of photos taken by StructionSite, pushed into Smartvid.io to streamline monitoring risk and jobsite incidents. Through these efforts, project teams can take the same set of images they used to capture progress with StructionSite and pull them into Smartvid.io, creating a streamlined way to monitor areas of risk. One walk in the field now results in photo and video data that serves two purposes – progress documentation and AI-powered safety analysis!

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Shawmut Design and Construction Spearheads Safety Program

Boston Real Estate Times, 5/1/2019

Shawmut Design and Construction announced a new leadership role and unveils state-of-the art safety innovations in a strategic move to enhance its world-class safety program.

The company has promoted Shaun Carvalho to vice president of safety, adding safety representation at the executive leadership level. Carvalho, previously the firm’s safety director, will lead Shawmut in piloting and implementing programs and technologies, ultimately advancing the firm’s commitment to creating a safer industry for all. This announcement comes as Shawmut prepares for the upcoming Safety Week, the annual industry event where the company educates staff to train and manage safety techniques and protocols.

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Procore Partner Summit to bring together industry leaders focused on building connected solutions for everyone in construction

Procore, 4/24/2019

Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today announced it will host the first Procore Partner Summit bringing together leading technology companies that serve the construction industry to work together to foster innovation and further expand the ecosystem of solutions that integrate with the Procore platform to provide more choice to the industry.

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Smartvid.io Joins Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab

Oracle Construction and Engineering Blog, 4/24/2019

Construction is one of the most documented industries. Traditionally, much of that documentation goes to waste: jobsite photos are leveraged for a single purpose, then left to collect digital dust. Although this is a standard practice, it’s long overdue for a change.

Today, Smartvid.io is joining the Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab to help accelerate this change. Oracle Construction and Engineering customers can now detect and reduce project risk using Smartvid.io’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform through an integration with Oracle Aconex.

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Smartvid.io to sponsor the BuiltWorlds Summit 2019

BuiltWorlds Summit 2019, May 8-10, 2019, Chicago, IL

Smartvid.io is a sponsor at the BuiltWorlds Summit 2019 on May 8-10 at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago. Stop by booth 1i in the Innovation Lab to see how you can use the data you already have in construction management systems like Procore and Autodesk BIM 360 to create an automated safety risk assessment report that delivers cross project benchmarking and identifies leading risk indicators.

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Smartvid.io to Exhibit at AEC BuildTech

AEC BuildTech, April 30 - May 2, 2019, Rosemont, IL

Smartvid.io is an exhibitor at the AEC BuildTech Conference and Expo on April 30 - May 2, 2019 in Rosemont, IL. Be sure to stop by booth #714 to see how you can use the data you already have in construction management systems like Procore and Autodesk BIM 360 to create an automated safety risk assessment report that delivers cross project benchmarking and identifies leading risk indicators.

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Technology jumpstarts lean construction practices

BuiltWorlds, 3/29/2019

The most important elements of any construction project are time, cost and quality. Often, one of those three will get deprioritized or outright dismissed by way of stakeholder priorities. If a project needs to be done quickly and with high quality, it won’t be cheap; if it needs to be done on a limited budget and finish fast, its quality will suffer. Lean construction is an approach that aims to optimize these necessary trade-offs while reducing the time, effort, materials and money that are necessary for projects. In simpler terms, lean construction aims to maximize customer value while minimizing resource waste.

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