News Coverage

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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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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Execs: To ignite innovation, empower tech champions

Construction Dive, 3/27/2019

The construction software marketplace is teeming with 2,000-plus vendors claiming to save contractors time and money. Finding a reliable solution that fully addresses a particular business challenge can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but contractors can better steer their investment by tapping into the talent base that understands that challenge deeply, living it out on a daily basis.

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5 major construction technology trends to watch in 2019

Connect & Construct, 2/15/2019

As firms all over the world push to find new ways to compete in 2019, innovation in construction technology is proving to be one of the most important ways to do it. The leading edge seems to move at light speed and it can be hard to keep track of innovations as the next big thing overshadows the impact of tools we’ve only just begun to explore.

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Top contractors partner with AI firm to prevent jobsite accidents before they happen

Construction Dive, 3/13/2019

Dive Brief:

  • Following up on a study in which Smartvid.io’s artificial intelligence engine “Vinnie” learned from contractor Suffolk's data to predict roughly one in five safety incidents with 81% accuracy, nine major construction firms are partnering with the software company to further develop predictive analytics and therefore prevent incidents and reduce risk across the industry, according to a Smartvid announcement from CEO and Founder Josh Kanner.

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Firms form data sharing council to advance predictive analytics

ENR, 3/6/2019

A case study by Suffolk Construction and image-analysis firm Smartvid.io shows how machine-learning algorithms can improve safety and reduce risk has spurred the creation of the Predictive Analytics Strategic Council, an initiative by 10 major construction companies to share project data for A.I.-driven analysis. 

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Autodesk opens up machine learning advisory tool to BIM 360 user base

ENR, 2/26/2019

While it has made great strides in getting contractors and other members of project teams to load information into its BIM 360 program, Autodesk has acknowledged that its sometimes hard to get actionable information out of these systems. Dense documentation can provide some insights when pored over at a later date, but knowing what problems need addressing at the morning meeting based on yesterday’s open issues list can be a daunting task.

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