Sir Robert McAlpine adopts Buildots project progress technology

Site operative using Buildots app on a mobile device
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Sir Robert McAlpine has adopted the AI technology platform Buildots as a preferred partner.

Buildots will automatically analyse data from Sir Robert McAlpine sites across the UK, captured by hardhat-mounted 360-degree cameras. Using AI and computer vision, true-to-life project progress reports are generated to identify risks of delays and opportunities for productivity gains. This in turn provides project managers with more control, outcome certainty, and facilitates shorter project delivery times, Buildots claims.

Sir Robert McAlpine has already used the technology on a number of sites, including the new BEACH Building project at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. The project, where Sir Robert McAlpine is in a joint venture with Vinci Construction UK, is on the Best Use of Data on a Project shortlist at the Digital Construction Awards.

McAlpine is in the planning stages of deploying the technology across a number of other sites around the UK.

Last summer, McAlpine announced that its was rolling out the Dalux 360-degree site monitoring tool. BIMplus understands that Dalux is the core standard function platform that McAlpine uses for 360-degree capture and progress on small to medium projects. However, for complex larger projects, when needed, McAlpine will adopt Buildots to enhance delivery and track progress, as it has the added functionality of AI, providing added value to the contractor’s teams.

Nick Leach, director of digital construction at Sir Robert McAlpine, said: “A partnership with an innovative platform such as Buildots aligns perfectly with our growing emphasis on delivering data-driven, efficient and sustainable projects. This type of technology is a great tool, which allows us to deliver value to our clients and the communities that we work within.”

Roy Danon, Buildots chief executive and co-founder, added: “Sir Robert McAlpine’s decision to add Buildots to its list of preferred suppliers is a really meaningful testament to the benefits we have been able to provide them on multiple sites.

“We look forward to bringing that transparency and efficiency to many future projects with Sir Robert McAlpine.”

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