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Increasing remote visualization with the Smart Construction Dashboard


June 16, 2021
By Rock to Road Staff

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Komatsu PC210LCi-11. Courtesy of Komatsu.

Over the past year and a half alone, many industries have implemented digital and technological strategies, products and solutions to better manage tasks, projects, and businesses as a whole.

For the construction industry in particular, workers are needed to visit job sites and visualize the status of the project at hand. To allow construction and operation teams to do this remotely, Komatsu has released the Smart Construction Dashboard.

Part of Komatsu’s Smart Construction Solutions, an umbrella of smart applications designed to help construction customers optimize their business remotely and in near real-time, the Smart Construction Dashboard is designed to be used daily and combines data from multiple sources into one comprehensive picture. The result provides contractors with 3D graphic visualization of all design, drone and machine data to measure cut/fills, quantities and productivity. Site progress can be viewed with timeline functions (including playback) in terms of whole-site visuals, cross-sections and individual measurements.

Operators using the Smart Construction Dashboard will be able to confirm if a pre-bid topographical map is correct; track project job site progress in near real-time; document site conditions as evidence for change orders; and quickly measure stockpile quantities.

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“What is really cool is that the flight surface data from our drone is loaded to the Smart Construction Dashboard and we can very quickly see changes—the actual progress,” said Andie Rodenkirch, project manager for Hunzinger Construction Company. “Technologies that let operators do the job one time and do it correctly increase efficiency, so it’s been a great tool for us.”