The flatness and level of concrete floors can now be checked with an augmented reality app.
Faro Flatness Check, from 4D digital reality specialist Faro Technologies, integrates with Faro Sphere, the company’s cloud-based software. It is also compatible with several generations of laser scanners, including the new Faro Focus Premium laser scanner.
Using an iPad, users can document and analyse the flatness and level of any concrete floor. The data can then be shared with project stakeholders.
Flatness Check generates an augmented reality heat map of a concrete floor. Different colours correspond to specific floor flatness and floor level deviations.
The app thus also enables foremen to identify out-of-tolerance areas within minutes. These deviations can be fixed while the concrete is still wet, meaning less rework.
“The ability to scan, analyse, and view a floor analysis on the site in augmented reality is a complete game-changer,” said Ben Stocker, a construction echnologist with Skender, a Chicago-based contractor. “It’s a much more immersive experience to all parties consuming the data.”
Alistair Wells, director of product management at Faro, added: “Together with key customers serving as industry experts, Faro has created a quality control workflow for the concrete industry with the huge potential to reduce rework and costs.
‘First of its kind’
“Flatness Check is the first of its kind, embedded into the Faro Sphere ecosystem. It marks the beginning of what will be the roll out of additional construction quality control solutions.
“By helping the concrete industry prevent waste, reduce materials usage and speed time spent on-site, Faro is taking an important step in its ongoing corporate sustainability efforts to reduce carbon emissions. And to ensure greener, cleaner communities wherever Faro products are in use.”
Flatness Check is available for download in the Apple App Store or through the Sphere portal.
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