Evolution of a concrete “digital twin” combining sensors that detect curing rates with building information modelling has allowed one Hong Kong contractor to strike its pours 38% faster.
Covid-19 is regarded as the cause of an accelerated uptake of technology worldwide. And that is certainly the case in Hong Kong where in the last six months the construction industry has adopted a purely technical solution for determining concrete integrity by using sensors instead of crushing cubes.
The next step, described as a world first by Gammon Construction and construction technology pioneer Converge, has been to integrate sensors and building information modelling (BIM) via the new Converge ConcreteDNA Pro system. The technology creates a digital twin of concreting on site, offering real time visibility of pours, curing rates and productivity.
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Converge, an AI-based construction technology company, has raised over GBP 15 million to digitise, optimise, and decarbonise construction materials and processes responsible for 11% of global CO2 emissions. The round was led by mission-aligned investor OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI), a specialist decarbonization investor, with the participation of TO Ventures, and existing investors.
In this final chapter of our series, let’s take a look at how Converge fits into the sustainability picture, helping your company to move beyond offsetting and towards a greener future.