Disperse launches updated project progress monitoring platform

A screengrab of the Disperse Impulse platform
Project progress monitoring start-up Disperse has launched the next stage of its platform.

Called Impulse, the new platform can track more than 480 task components across superstructure, envelope/facade, MEP, and fit-out. It also highlights issues that do not conform to design or that may require rework.

Based on 360º image scans captured by Disperse operatives, Impulse visually integrates performance insights with project drawings, schedules and, when available, updated BIM models.

It can visualise and validate work with interactive building elevations that filter by trade, task activity, object/component, and location.

Impulse can also be used to identify installations that do not conform to design drawings, that may require rework, or that may cause schedule delays with Spotlights, the platform’s early issue detection system. Spotlights also ensures no unexpected regressions occur by monitoring completed work, according to Disperse.

The platform also produces automated executive summary, progress, cost, and earned value reports. It also produces schedule integrations for Asta Powerproject, Oracle Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.

Impulse in use

More than a third of Disperse’s customers have already migrated to the new platform.

According to the start-up, those customers have used the work-in-place information displayed over building elevations during coordination meetings “to drive more informed discussions with their trades”. They have also managed issues such as ensuring that a ceiling is closed after the rerouting of a pipe, and quantifying outstanding scope to source a new contractor after a particular trade abandoned work on site.

“What makes us stand out in the market is our ability to reliably and consistently extract data from the site images we capture,” said Disperse CEO and founder Felix Neufeld. “We have now built on this capability and our new product, Impulse, gives our customers objective data in an intuitive format for use in everyday decisions. With Impulse, we are serving actionable insights to project teams so that they can make better decisions and drive on-site performance.”

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