New software automatically verifies the accuracy of as-built construction against a design model—company seeking beta program participants
London, UK — May 24, 2016 — ClearEdge3D announces the beta release of its newest software, VerityTM, which verifies the accuracy of new construction against a design model, flagging missing or out-of-tolerance elements in the recently completed construction. The software analyses laser scan point cloud data of the as-built construction and compares it to the design model, identifying variances, missing elements or other potentially costly construction errors. The company is seeking participants in a free beta program to test the new software in a live project environment.
Poorly constructed and out-of-tolerance work is a massive problem in the commercial construction industry, accounting for up to 5 percent of a project’s cost. Verity can dramatically reduce this financial impact by flagging problems early in the construction process so they can be remediated or eliminated before they impact schedules or future work.
ClearEdge3D Verity Reduces Construction Waste
The software evaluates elements in a design model and matches the actual location, orientation, size and position of the corresponding element in a laser scanned point cloud of the as-built construction. If the constructed element is out-of-tolerance or missing, the user can accept the element as-is or initiate a Request for Information (RFI) or change order to the sub-contractor. Variance results can be viewed in Autodesk Navisworks® or other collaboration/design platforms such as Autodesk Revit®.
Michael Johnson at Plowman Craven used an alpha version of Verity on a recent construction project. “Construction Verification could be seen as one of the missing links in the BIM chain and as such there is an evolving need for a software tool that can automate the process of verifying construction progress and accuracy. Verity is a major first step in that direction,” he said.
Added Chris Scotton, ClearEdge3D’s President & CEO “Our expertise in point cloud analysis and automated modeling makes this a natural addition to our product portfolio. We look forward to working with general contractors worldwide to finalize the features and launch Verity.”
Kevin Williams, ClearEdge3D’s founder and Chief Scientist has been working with several large general contractors during the alpha program, “The feedback we’ve received from the construction industry on the extreme need for this software has been quite illuminating. Participants in the Verity Beta Program, will have early access and significant influence in the final feature set of this important piece of software.”
To learn more about the Verity software click www.clearedge3d.com/verity.
ClearEdge3D, a leader in automated modeling technology and maker of EdgeWise software, is reshaping how as-built conditions are extracted from point clouds to produce accurate and intelligent 3D models. EdgeWise software enhances previously laborious modeling work with advanced automated feature extraction and assistive modeling technology to deliver as-built models efficiently. ClearEdge3D is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.clearedge3d.com.
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Kelly Cone, VP Product Management