Customer magazine – June 2019
When we understand the big picture, when we can see all the elements that contribute to the entirety of a situation, then we can make the best-informed decisions. When the potential of data is fully harnessed, we can extract the most opportunities. This happens when we converge the physical with the digital, creating smart digital realities and going even beyond reality to the next platform of machine-readable algorithms.
How do we get to this advanced state, though? Through data acquisition and visualisation, by bringing reality capture into entire business ecosystems to increase connectivity and autonomy among operations. In this edition of Reporter, we discover the infinite possibilities of how projects can be made more efficient and productive when visualised data is used to create plans, track progress and evaluate outcomes. Unleashing the potential of fully-developed ecosystems, news ideas that were unimaginable before become mainstream.
Major demolition and construction projects consist of many players. Understanding the contributions of each is vital to a successful outcome. When the project management firm Darden & Company was contracted to oversee the implosion of the Georgia Dome and the development of The Home Depot Backyard in Atlanta, USA, it turned to Multivista to provide visuals and video of the more than 44,000-squaremetre site and surrounding structures. Bringing together five partner firms, the project was managed and shared with multiple stakeholders for timely progress updates and cost-efficient deliverables.
When constructing the second largest tower in London, UK, having constant visualisation of reference points is critical for safe monitoring of the structure. Using the innovative jump form system, combining GNSS solutions and monitoring software with HxGN SmartNet, the world’s largest reference station network, Careys Civil Engineering firm was able to efficiently and safely build the 62 storeys of 22 Bishopsgate in the heart of the city’s financial district. Delivering the most accurate coordinates, the team was able to pour 58,000 cubic metres of concrete and place 7,500 tonnes of reinforcement with clear guidance and trusted precision.
In utility detection, visualisation is key in protecting assets. Seeing what is underground not only increases safety but it can prevent costly utility strikes that can range anywhere from 1,000 to 100,000 Euros. We’re introducing our latest ground penetrating radar innovation, the Leica DS1000, democratising this technology for all to use. No longer do users have to interpret complex raw data but digital utility maps are post-processed within minutes directly in the field.
Data visualisation and algorithms powered by reality capture are the stepping stones to working in extended reality – the sum of virtual, augmented and mixed reality. Working together in one unique, combined way for the most benefit, Geosystems is researching, creating and delivering solutions every day to help businesses and industries discover their utmost potential to go beyond reality.
Enjoy your read.
President, Hexagon Geosystems