Large-scale construction projects are comprised of a complex array of interdependent activities that require years to plan and thousands of people to execute. With the challenge of managing the competing priorities of productivity, cost, safety and schedules, the construction project must be a finely orchestrated operation. But for a construction manager without the proper tools, projects can feel like barely organised chaos.
Hexagon has taken this challenge head-on. Our technologies encompass the complete survey and construction information life cycle – from data capture to user-specific information delivery. Hexagon’s extensive sensor portfolio is complemented by a range of software applications and solutions that turn raw data into valuable information. The solutions support multiple sources of content and streamline construction workflows to reduce steps and complexity throughout the build process. The result is a digitally enabled and intelligent construction ecosystem.
You can see these solutions in action in the AEC & Building Industry sub-track at this year’s HxGN LIVE conference. We will showcase technologies that allow you to turn raw data generated during a project into valuable information that brings clarity and simplicity to the entire construction process.
The AEC & Building Industry sub-track will provide educational sessions and hands-on demonstrations for attendees to experience our new technologies. These include the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest imaging laser scanner that captures full-colour panoramic images overlaid on a high-accuracy point cloud; Leica iCON robot 60 robotic total station with laser scanning capabilities to perform grade checks; Leica Pegasus: Backpack mobile mapping backpack that transforms a regular walkthrough of your site into an as-building quality assurance check; and Aibotix unmanned aircraft systems that easily map and survey construction sites and provide monitoring capabilities during the build.
But that’s not all. Data is the new currency of the construction industry. However, without a way to organise and utilise data intelligently, information can add to the chaos. So Hexagon developed HxGN SMART Build, a secure, cloud-based and BIM enabled information management solution that helps contractors to better plan, execute and manage their construction projects by providing a clear line of sight into any issues that might cause deviation from the original schedule or budget.
The list is of innovations is endless. I do hope you will join us at HxGN LIVE to experience them first-hand.
By digitally connecting data, people, machines and processes, Hexagon is helping customers increase productivity and deliver on time and budget – now that’s shaping smart change.
VP, Global Business Development
HxGN SMART Build
Bradley Jacobs, VP, Global Business Development, HxGN SMART Build – Bradley is responsible for coordinating and supporting the creation of valuable, highly differentiating and profit-generating integrations between SMART Build and other relevant Hexagon products and solutions for the construction industry.