Neilsoft launches ConstructMonitor for remotely monitoring Construction Quality & Progress

Neilsoft launches ConstructMonitor for remotely monitoring Construction Quality & Progress
Raghuram NM, President- India Products Business

Neilsoft, a focused Engineering Services & Software Solutions (ER&D) provider servicing global customers in the AEC/Construction, Manufacturing and Industrial Plants segments, today announced the launch of its SaaS solution for managing construction quality and progress, ConstructMonitor. The solution, developed in collaboration between Neilsoft and Tokyo-based Fujita Corporation, is aimed at addressing construction project quality issues in larger construction projects like commercial offices, high-rise buildings, data centres, hospitals, industrial plants, factories, malls, IT parks and other infrastructure projects.

Several large/complex construction projects globally today adopt BIM (Building Information Modeling) methodology integrating various stakeholders (Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Contractors) with a single source of truth across the entire project lifecycle through a Common Data Environment (CDE). While BIM has found significantly higher adoption at the Design Phase of projects, construction quality & variation from as-designed BIM models during the construction phase remains a challenge. ConstructMonitor has been developed to ensure better quality & progress monitoring and identify variations from the as-designed BIM model.

Quality defects at the construction site, such as design deviations, incorrect element sizes, and missing structural elements, have cascading repercussions on the construction sequence. These also lead to the need for rework, as well as safety hazards, material wastage, cost overruns, and delays. ConstructMonitor enables General Contractors / EPC firms / Architects / Project & Construction Management firms / Owners to remotely monitor design deviations at construction sites (vis-à-vis Design BIM models) with LiDAR-enabled iPhones (on a daily or weekly basis) and/or terrestrial 3D laser scanners (once a month). Construction-site reality captured using point cloud data is relayed via our cloud platform to a processing server where specialized algorithms make object-level comparisons with the BIM design data and identify deviations.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Raghuram NM, President of Neilsoft India Solutions Business, said, Neilsoft’s BIM journey started around 2007 and we have been fortunate to get to support leading Architects / Engineering firms / Contractors globally on several BIM projects. BIM as a methodology has seen increasing acceptance over the last 15+ years and the Construction industry today is very actively embracing technology to improve efficiencies across the project life-cycle. At Neilsoft, we are constantly investing in developing multi-disciplinary engineering & technology capabilities to add higher value to our customers in their Digital Transformation initiatives. We are developing our own IP-led Solutions to address real-world customer challenges across the Design-Construct-Operate phases and ConstructMonitor is our first IP-led solution for addressing Quality issues during the Construction phase.”

ConstructMonitor is offered as a SaaS solution for each Client/Project and is deployable either on the public or private cloud. The solution offers customizable visualization capabilities and intuitive dashboards providing a comprehensive view of the construction project and empowers remote users to determine the 'as-built' accuracy of the under-construction building. This early identification of costly variations & errors in the construction project lifecycle helps control construction quality, keeps projects on schedule and enables timely remote monitoring of quality & progress without frequent site visits.