HoloBuilder’s JobWalk Planner improves office-to-field communication

San Francisco-based 360° reality capture specialist HoloBuilder has added a new feature to its construction documentation solution for improved office-to-field communication.

JobWalk Planner enables offsite stakeholders to pre-plan construction documentation sequences for their teams. By placing markers onto floorplans in the HoloBuilder web editor and sending notifications to their teams, managers can easily plan and communicate locations that need to be captured in 360°. 

Traditionally, the communication of documentation locations across different team members has been performed via onsite instruction meetings or by using different software for marking up capture locations on the floorplan before uploading it to the HoloBuilder platform. By eliminating these efforts, construction teams can further increase their efficiency and reduce time spent on the planning of construction documentation.

The company claims that the new office-to-field communication workflow accelerates and improves the required briefing of on-site teams about documentation requirements before they start documenting the construction site’s progress with HoloBuilder’s mobile JobWalk App and their 360° camera.

Key beneficiaries of this feature will be companies and their managers who work across multiple projects. These stakeholders will see improvement in data quality, standardisation, and scaleability when rolling out best practices around progress documentation to many sites at the same time. 

“After pre-planning hundreds of JobWalks with our customers, we decided to build an easy and efficient tool that helps the planning of reality captures before the team heads on site to enable higher data quality for our customers,” said Mostafa Akbari, CEO and founder of HoloBuilder.

“Especially when the person who wants to consume the data will not be the person who captures it, the communication between the two turned out to be tricky in the past. With the JobWalk Planner, the office-to-field communication between superintendents, engineers, designers and all other managers with their teams in the field becomes much easier. Managers can easily ensure that their teams will never miss an important image again.”

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