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Gleeds-Mace team deploy OpenSpace site capture tech at Peruvian schools

todayDecember 15, 2022

A Gleeds and Mace team has teamed up with reality capture and AI-powered analytics specialist OpenSpace to deploy Visualise, a site capture platform, across 75 live school building sites in Peru.

Visualise is being used by a consortium led by Gleeds and Mace as they undertake a $900m (£778m) education building programme funded by the Peruvian government. The programme involves delivery of 59 schools in the Lima Metropolitan Area and 16 secondary schools elsewhere in the country. The programme aims to deliver state-of-the-art educational infrastructure to mark the 200th anniversary of Peru’s independence.

By introducing Visualise, Gleeds is able to document each of the sites using off-the-shelf 360-degree cameras. Upon upload to the cloud, the programme stitches together the resulting images and pins them to approved floorplans. This creates a visual record of the site, which is available to view by the project team in around 15 minutes. It means the globally distributed project teams – whether in the UK or Peru – can access near real-time construction updates at any time from any device.

Dean Purvis, global head of infrastructure at Gleeds, said: “Knowledge transfer is at the heart of our approach to the entire programme. In working with OpenSpace to deploy Visualise, Gleeds is demonstrating its continued commitment to sharing learning and increasing transparency between us and our project partners, clients, and even the local communities.

“We’re able to see the builds as they happen, allowing more eyes on the job and providing vital data which enables more accurate monitoring of both cost and progress.” OpenSpace EMEA sales director Rob Matheson added: “In choosing to implement our reality capture and analytics technology, Gleeds is revolutionising the way it creates and manages the built environment. We’re proud that Visualise is enabling them to save time and money by providing a complete picture of this ground-breaking programme.”

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