26.4 C
Kuala Lumpur
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
HomeNewsDanish hospital project slashes costs with AI

Danish hospital project slashes costs with AI

Date:

Related stories

Iconic soft-launches Iconic Harmony in Bukit Mertajam

Iconic Worldwide Bhd’s wholly-owned unit Iconic Maison Sdn Bhd...

Temporary road closure for Air Itam bypass project

Temporary road closure for Air Itam bypass project Motorists in...

Penang optimistic about achieving target to build 220,000 affordable homes by 2030

The Penang government is optimistic about achieving the target...

Iconic raises RM95.6mil through rights issue, plans for land purchase

Iconic raises RM95.6mil through rights issue, plans for land...

Swiss company LEM opens its first plant in Penang

Source: Facebook LEM, a renowned leader in electrical measurement technology,...
Imerso has already saved an estimated 2% of total project costs
Imerso has already saved an estimated 2% of total project costs

The DKK3.8bn (£440m) New Hospital Nordsjælland (NHN) in North Zealand has been designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron with Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen and is being built by Swedish contractor NCC.

The project, which has been under construction since 2019, is using artificial intelligence (AI) site monitoring software from Imerso, a Norwegian start-up, to improve work productivity and avoid unnecessary costs due to human error.

Imerso is a software platform that combines BIM, reality capture and AI technologies to automate construction site supervision and quality inspections with one simple workflow.

The company says its system helps construction companies to cut project risks and avoid costs with real-time monitoring of site status and work quality.

Imerso claims to be the fastest and simplest 3D scanning workflow on the market and allows as-built status to be monitored against the BIM execution plan.

By conducting routine 3D scans, the NHN construction team captures every stage of the project with highly-accurate data which the AI then analyses automatically.

The system allows virtual site-visits whereby actual progress can be analysed remotely. This can be done via any browser from any device without the need to download additional software.

Imerso says that the system allows work deviations to be detected early and progress to be tracked in real time. Potentially costly errors can be picked up and avoided before they happen.

Related Information

NHN project leader Anders Kaas said: “Site supervision is mostly based on trade-specific topics with a narrow focus on predefined sample areas, traditionally based on printed drawings and tape ruler measurements.

“On a large hospital project like ours, this task is very time-consuming, with the high risk of critical items possibly being overlooked. Using Imerso to apply 3D scanning as a fast and less-biased method, both efficiency and the number of construction elements covered increased significantly”.

According to Kaas, the new technology was met with initial scepticism by the site team but has since proved its value: “After seeing the results and benefits, we now get weekly requests from all parties for new areas to explore with the technology.”

Imerso claims that the technology has proven to be 15 times more efficient at monitoring the site status and the quality of completed works while using less than 10% of the resourced required by traditional methods.

According to NHN it would take the team more than a year using traditional inspection methods to achieve the same number of verifications of on-site installations that a few interns have achieved in 65 days with Imerso. It estimates the cost savings to date are equivalent to 2% of the total construction budget.

“We see a growing investment into better planning tools and methods like BIM, but little going into efficient mechanisms to ensure those plans are actually carried out in reality,” said Imerso founder and chief executive Frederico Valente.

“We’re hugely proud of our collaboration with NHN and the results Anders and his team are achieving in this project. Their commitment to quality and dedication to continuous improvement is indisputable”. 

Got a story? Email news@theconstructionindex.co.uk

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here