Skanska USA uses machine learning for field data analysis

Construction Dive, 11/09/2016
Construction Dive




Dive Brief:

Skanska USA is expanding deployment of Newmetrix machine-learning tools for organizing and analyzing photo, video and voice data collected from drones, smartphones and other Internet-connected devices on construction sites.The collaboration is a result of a partnership developed under the Skanska Innovation Grant Program, a Skansa-run tech incubator and accelerator. The expanded pilot program will build off initial successes seen in analyzing data from photographs and video shot in the field.

Newmetrix technology uses speech and image recognition to identify safety, productivity, quality assurance and efficiency improvements on the job site revealed by visual and audio data collected by UAVs and other smart devices. The technology also has project management, planning and security applications
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