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Using tech to enable virtual site inspections during construction

Through our partnership with OpenSpace, you can monitor the progress of your construction sites from anywhere in the world. 

In an increasingly remote world, technology has become an essential component of the workplace projects we undertake, helping us to improve transparency and quality control. 

With the announcement of our enterprise partnership with 360° construction photo documentation software OpenSpace, our clients can now visualize their projects from anywhere, at any time.

“Clients can now monitor the construction progress virtually from the comfort of their office...or beach chair.” - Vincent Poon, Regional Principal, Design - Digital Integration

Capturing sites with speed and simplicity

With OpenSpace, we can capture and document construction sites in minutes.

Images are taken every half-second and automatically tied to the project plan. Project team members can add detailed images and notes to specific areas, increasing efficiencies during punch lists, observations, and RFIs.

From a traditionally manual process, OpenSpace provides a solution to complete construction more quickly and efficiently, while reducing margins for error and costs.

“OpenSpace has been integral during the pandemic. It has allowed clients and our team members to safely stay up-to-date with the overall state of the project. All project team members can be virtually on-site if something arises, allowing them to arrive at a resolution quickly.” - Michael Cosimano, Site Manager

Improving workflow, tracking, and collaboration

Progressing construction remotely 

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) partnered with us to transform their 20,000 sqft. workplace into a modernized office, increasing areas for socialization, training, and executive responsibilities.

Throughout the project, our teams faced various Covid-19 related challenges. With the client unable to travel to the job site, we needed to find a solution to keep construction on schedule and support remote communication and collaboration. 

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OpenSpace image capture of project progression. 

OpenSpace allowed the team to seamlessly work through any items needing attention, both exciting milestones and issues to manage. By adapting to new ways of working, we were able to provide a happy and efficient end-to-end experience for MSC.

Maintaining transparency and communication 

Looking to expand their current office space to double its current size, a California-based software company chose us to complete their 20,000 sqft. project in Massachusetts.

One of the requirements of the project was matching the client’s design standards while maintaining the existing conditions of the subleased space. With the decision-making team sitting in California and unable to travel for in-person meetings and site visits, our team leveraged OpenSpace to support project visibility and communication as design selections were made and construction progressed.

We were able to provide clear insights for the client prior to construction and throughout the duration of the project. OpenSpace’s ability to integrate with other technologies our team uses, the client had full transparency from the start, like seeing design additions and being able to perform virtual punch list checks.

Both the project team and the client appreciated OpenSpace’s virtual assistance with providing visibility and easy collaboration throughout the project.

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OpenSpace capture of project progression

"OpenSpace arms our designers and engineers with a powerful tool, allowing them to view the job site in 3D and work collaboratively to resolve issues.  From a client standpoint, we’re able to show them their designs coming to life through video captures and construction progress." - Tracy Lea Neff, Regional Director, Delivery

Platform features 

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As our integrated approach continues to enable us to revolutionize the creation of the workplace, bringing in digital innovations helps us to meet the pace of change and create a seamless experience geared entirely to the needs of our clients.

Read more about our partnership with OpenSpace here.