PlanRadar, one of the leading digital construction, real estate and facilities management platforms, has announced the upcoming AI-powered ‘SiteView’ feature, enhancing the platform's robust documentation, communication and reporting capabilities. 
SiteView empowers users to capture 360 deg imagery of a project while walking the site, with the images automatically mapped onto a 2D plan, creating a detailed visual record of activity across every stage of the build, the company said. 
Group Co-CEO Ibrahim Imam noted: “This feature is a game changer for PlanRadar users, combining the easy to use experience with the highest levels of accuracy, making it possible to achieve complete visual as-builts and field, progress, and photo documentation, in place of taking thousands of photos. In addition with our core documentation, communication and ticketing platform, SiteView means anyone working on a project can now easily go back and look ‘behind the wall’ to see exactly what was built or installed, often reducing rework.”   
While powered by cutting-edge technology, the solution means construction teams can walk a site with a 360 deg camera attached to a helmet, and SiteView does the rest. Captured images are automatically transferred from camera-to-app and ready to review in PlanRadar shortly after a site walk is completed, aligning the path walked onto the 2D plan. This provides a level of efficiency that makes it easy to document visual ‘as-builts’ in minutes, as well as quickly maintain any visual site documentation required, it said.  
Additionally, a compare feature makes it easy to view images captured on two dates side-by-side during the build to see progress and spot any deflections. 
SiteView uses SLAM technology (Simultaneous Location and Mapping), the same tech used to power driverless automobiles, to survey unknown environments while simultaneously moving through them. –TradeArabia News Service