H3 Dynamics | April 11, 2022
Singapore industrial AI & robotics companies, H3 Dynamics and ELID Technology, have entered a commercial and technical partnership that ties H3 Dynamics’ AI-enabled façade assessments to ELID’s robotic façade repair gondolas.
The combined technologies create the first end to end automation solution covering both inspection and remediation activities on tall buildings. This increases worker safety, while scaling up much needed maintenance in large-scale cities with aging populations and thousands of aging structures.
Launched 3 years ago, H3 Dynamics’ H3 Zoom platform applies AI and workflow automation to help digitize health assessments of various structures and sites, with a first solution aimed at modernizing dangerous façade inspection work. This year Singapore enacted the Periodic Façade Inspection regime, making it compulsory to inspect buildings over 13 meters high and over 20 years of age every 7 years. Anticipating this development, Singapore’s JTC Corporation partnered with H3 Dynamics to develop an all-digital façade inspection solution as part of a national innovation initiative, now seen as the most advanced solution of its kind. The AI-enabled solution has been applied to over 900 buildings so far in Singapore alone.
So far H3 Dynamics relied mainly on drone cameras to feed its cloud-based report generation system with HD and thermal images. But in the last 2 years its platform expanded to “non-drone" data workflows, connecting to body worn cameras, fixed cameras, and various robots – including AXIOBOTS robotic façade gondolas from ELID. “H3 Zoom is an agnostic site or asset intelligence platform - we purposely separated our software platform from our hardware developments so that we can open ourselves to new possibilities,” says Shaun Koo, CTO and co-Founder of H3 Dynamics’ H3 Zoom business. “Robotic gondolas can operate autonomously where drones cannot, especially in tight urban environments.”
Following recent developments with CapitaLand, one of South-East Asia’s leading real estate companies – H3 Dynamics’ H3 Zoom platform capabilities have expanded to automated repair cost estimates, vendor management as well as repair project tracking. The platform links seamlessly to third party enterprise software, such as SAP’s work order management systems, or BIM tools from Autodesk, and has now partnered with HP Enterprise and Oracle to reach even more clients. The company’s system is open, agnostic, and can flow easily from assets anywhere in the field to clients’ operations.
ELID’s AXIOBOTS robotic gondolas bring façade maintenance automation to the next level: they can paint, grout, clean, check for waterproofing and provide visual inspection. Combining AXIOBOTS with H3 Zoom AI-enabled platform fully automates the physical inspection and remediation process, linking precise positioning and qualification of defects with automated NDT physical checks and repair.
“Our partnership with ELID exemplifies a powerful end to end innovation, where robots are not just capable of acquiring data, but also execute repair tasks identified by our AI analytics platform. This will make smart cities even smarter - bringing building automation to the next level,” stated Taras Wankewycz, CEO of H3 Dynamics.
“We are proud to have H3 Dynamics’ market leading 'Facade Inspector' solution tied to AXIOBOTS facade robots. This provides clients with an easy all-in-one-solution for their façade maintenance needs,”
Kenneth Wong, CEO of ELID Technology International
H3 Dynamics and ELID are expected to begin trials of the combined solution in Singapore with JTC Corporation and Frasers Property Singapore, as a springboard to other megacities and countries with dense urban city-centers.
About H3 Zoom by H3 Dynamics:
Seeing digitization as the main driver for autonomous robotics and drone operations, H3 Dynamics created the H3 Zoom platform in 2015. H3 Zoom is a cloud-based and sensor agnostic autonomous analytics services platform that aggregates and transforms raw image and video files into cloud-based analytical insights. H3 Zoom’s broad array of expert services help accelerate maintenance and compliance decision-making for site or structure owners, facilities managers, and construction companies. The platform was launched commercially in 2019 and has since become a market leader for remote analytics as a service in Southeast Asia, with expansion now taking place globally through several partnerships including SAP, Oracle, and HP Enterprise.
About ELID Technology:
ELID Technology has been a renowned manufacturer of Access Control solutions since 1993 and started the development of AXIOBOTS in 2015. AXIOBOTS ’ autonomous painting system was completed in 2017 while its cleaning, visual inspection, and water-tightness testing capability was launched in 2019—making AXIOBOTS the world’s 1st automated 4-in-1 robotic façade solution, and a market leader in its field. AXIOBOTS has patents granted in 7 countries including Singapore and United States while 6 other countries pending grant. Deployable in any mode of access such as suspended platform, boom lifts and BMUs, and with a growing number of projects in Singapore, ELID is setting its sight on global expansion.
Constrafor | April 23, 2022
Constrafor, a leading construction procurement and financing platform, is pleased to announce a partnership with Bespoke Metrics, an innovative prequalification and risk analytics company.
Constrafor and Bespoke Metrics both serve the construction industry with a strong focus on building innovative technology solutions that help subcontractors grow their business. Constrafor's Early Pay Program allows subcontractors to accelerate their payments, so they can take on more projects. Compass by Bespoke Metrics empowers subcontractors to manage all prequalification and data requests in one platform, while providing feedback on ways to increase your contract size, and likelihood to win.
Constrafor's cutting-edge procurement platform is a natural extension to the COMPASS prequalification tool, as it allows subcontractors to seamlessly interact with their existing and new General Contractors. Constrafor and Bespoke Metrics are uniquely placed to provide an integrated solution to help subcontractors streamline their pre-construction and take on more projects.
"We are thrilled to partner with Bespoke Metrics, a like-minded, innovative company focused on making contractors' lives easier. The construction tech space has few options for integrated Prequal, Procurement and Financing, and we are excited to be at the forefront with Bespoke Metrics" says Anwar Ghauche, Founder and CEO of Constrafor.
"Prequalification and procurement go hand in hand, and we couldn't think of a better company to work with than Constrafor" said Michael Ho, CEO at Bespoke Metrics. "We share the same beliefs around using data analytics and technology to mitigate risk and ensure the success of our subcontractor partners."
As a SaaS and fintech innovator purpose-built for construction, Constrafor is setting new standards of productivity and cost-efficiency for the way GCs and subcontractors manage essential back-office tasks and financial transactions.
For General Contractors, Constrafor's robust cloud platform streamlines and standardizes subcontractor procurement & administration, including contracts, COIs, invoices & payments and diversity procurement – all in one place.
For Subcontractors, the platform offers fast and cost-effective receivables financing, including an Early Pay Program (EPP) that shortens invoice payment time, frees up cash and allows them to take on more projects.
About Bespoke Metrics
COMPASS by Bespoke Metrics is a leading prequalification platform that supports data collection, verification and analytics across the entire construction supply chain. Unique to COMPASS, Subcontractor data is collected through the standard universal 1Form. General Contractors receive data-driven analytics to support decision making to mitigate project and default risk. Subcontractors have full control over who can see their data, utilize 1Form for all their prequalifications and data requests, and deliver powerful analytics to gain new business opportunities.
Endeavor Business Media | April 06, 2022
Endeavor Business Media announces the acquisition of Construction Business Media, LLC, publisher of Architectural Products and Architectural SSL magazines. As leading publications serving the architectural design and construction communities, this acquisition highly complements Endeavor's existing portfolio of brands serving the lighting, buildings and construction markets.
Architectural Products magazine works with hundreds of building product manufacturers to create and carry to market more vital product information than any other magazine serving the architectural design profession. Launched in 2003, it ranks among the top architectural titles as the "go-to" magazine for vetted product information and expertise.
Architectural SSL focuses on the development, application, specifications and design of LEDs and solid-state lighting throughout the built environment. Readers include architects, lighting designers, lighting consultants, sales agents, interior designers, building owners, property managers, and others who are seeking creative vision and insights on best practices.
"We are delighted to be teaming with Endeavor Business Media as it is a natural fit across each of our products. This union enables Endeavor's broadly established stable of communication methods to be applied to our well established, widely used and award-winning brands bringing the design and architectural communities more of what they desire: a credible and reliable source of product, material and systems information",
- Gary Redmond, Co-Publisher.
"Going forward, our advertisers and marketing partners will have access to a much more diverse range of print, digital, content and in-person event solutions under the Architectural Products and Architectural SSL brand names; we are very excited about the new opportunities to assist our customers in developing meaningful connections to the architectural and design communities,"
- Tim Shea, Group Publisher.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites, events and marketing solutions. Today the company is one of the largest B2B Media companies in the US with more than 550 employees, 6,000 customers and a monthly audience of nearly 9 million readers. The company targets U.S. B2B audiences in the aviation, dental, facilities maintenance, fire & public safety, design engineering, buildings and construction, energy, manufacturing, industrial, technology, medical, securities, laser, lighting, oil & gas, public services, security, construction, vehicle repair, vending, and water & wastewater markets. The company has offices in Nashville, TN; Tulsa, OK; Nashua, NH; Birmingham, AL; Sarasota, FL; Skokie, IL; Fort Atkinson, WI; Houston, TX; Cleveland, OH; Fort Collins, CO, and Overland Park, KS.
Dibbs Technology | February 24, 2022
Dibbs Technology is excited to announce the launch of its new iOS app. The app is a first in the construction industry to serve as a marketplace for both construction supplies and services. Rated a Top 10 startup company of 2021, Dibbs is designed to take the friction out of bidding, buying, and selling products and services in the construction and real estate marketplace. Based out of Newport, Rhode Island, the app will launch to Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents only, until phase 2 of the launch plan rolls out in April.
CEO and Founder Luke Fleury is also a General Contractor and Real Estate Developer in Rhode Island and explains why he created Dibbs. I was tired of spending countless hours trying to find the best quotes for my projects, this is what inspired me to create Dibbs." Dibbs is an app that will allow contractors, suppliers, homeowners, and more, to find the people and projects that they want to work with. "With our built-in bidding templates, we cut the time it takes to place and receive bids in half he adds.
"Having a CEO who understands the field and operates on a day-to-day basis with other contractors and suppliers, helps us to ensure we are creating a tool that actually helps our users Dibbs can help people increase productivity and profitability. The app enables users to save money on their next project with more options and lower costs as well as higher quality."
-Dibbs COO and Co-Founder Case Olszewski.
To celebrate the launch, the company is rolling out a promotion to all new users. Users will have the option to refer friends and industry professionals. If referrals are provided, users will be entered to win a weekend getaway in Vegas.
The Dibbs team is proud to launch the app and see users increase productivity and save money. Searching and contacting various sellers often requires multiple searches. While other apps offer lead generation tools, Dibbs provides customization and ease with their all-in-one marketplace for construction bidding. See for yourself how Dibbs is disrupting the construction industry by downloading the app today.