Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Contilio as winner of Smart Construction Challenge

  • April 15, 2020
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Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Contilio as winner of Smart Construction Challenge
Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announces Contilio as winner of Smart Construction Challenge
April 15, 2020 – The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced that the 3D AI analytics start-up Contilio is the winner of its Smart Construction Challenge. The Challenge was designed to advance real-world validation of Smart Construction applications and solutions while integrating cloud, edge, fog and IoT technologies. As the winner, Contilio was awarded €25,000 and the opportunity to deliver a live proof of concept (POC) at the TÜV SÜD International Business Park in Singapore.

Contilio’s solution uses technologies including 3D computer vision and deep learning to provide intelligent insights from 3D data and photos captured from a construction site. This data is uploaded to a cloud environment and processed automatically through a 3D AI platform into intelligent analytics on construction progress, installation quality and predictive KPIs on risks and issues. The analytics can be accessed through a cloud dashboard that communicates the insights to key construction employees and other stakeholders, including owners, financial partners and company management.

 “By replicating the complete property lifecycle, from initial planning to construction to facility operations, the Challenge put the focus on Building Information Management (BIM) as the foundation of today’s smart construction design,” said Joachim Birnthaler, CEO, Real Estate & Infrastructure Division at TÜV SÜD. “The Contilio team presented an innovative analytics solution that met all of the criteria. We believe it will prove to be essential for any lean, BIM-oriented construction project.”

Construction industry partners TÜV SÜD (principal partner), Züblin, Bosch and Liebherr provided the requirements and use case definitions for the challenge and assisted challenge participants in testing their proof-of-concept (POC). Technology suppliers Autodesk, HERE,  Ottobock and Qtum provided relevant technology components to assist start-ups and solution providers in the creation of their POCs for further development and offered overall technology guidance. Global independent IoT research and benchmarking firm MachNation published the Smart Construction summary white paper.

In the IIC’s IoT Challenge series, architects and solution providers compete to design industrial internet solutions that address high-profile, real-world problems. To participate in the next Smart Construction Challenge, please visit the IIC website.
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