Project SIGHT will create new technologies able to understand real-world spaces the way people do. The project will open tremendous efficiency gains within the value-chains of Real-Estate development, renovation, and construction projects by creating a 3D scanning software for mobile devices and a cloud-computing platform able to process vast amounts of data from the resulting 3D scans made on-site. SIGHT's innovations seek to address two core challenges in the building industry: 1) the high costs, time, and labor required for surveying project-sites and documenting current conditions; and 2) improve communication and progress-tracking throughout a building project's life-cycle. Turning mobile devices into spatial scanners readily available on-site will enable the creation of as-is documentation of field conditions in 3D at an unprecedented frequency, both by technical and non-technical personnel alike. The resulting system will reduce decision-making cycles from weeks to minutes, strengthening project management, team collaboration, and stakeholder transparency within building projects. The SIGHT project aims for an impact at international level through costs savings and efficiency gains in the construction industry, alongside a powerful contribution for mitigating wasted material and resources in one of the world's most polluting sectors.
Project leader: Asbjørn Berge
Institution: IMERSO AS