EarthCam, a company specializing in live camera technology, content and services, has released upgrades to its Autodesk Construction Cloud integration.
EarthCam’s live jobsite cameras can now automatically deliver detailed AI-powered reporting with accompanying live imagery direct to Autodesk Build, the project management and field execution solution. EarthCam recently became the first camera company to be recognized as a Construction Cloud Premium Partner.
EarthCam continues to upgrade navigable Revit or Navisworks 3D models with its high-resolution imagery, providing perspectives of jobsites throughout the project lifecycle. Synched live camera streams are meshed with digital-twin models, and users can pan, tilt and zoom to reveal architectural details while immediately seeing the corresponding model alignment. This delivers x-ray-like insight and visual evidence of progress for VDC teams.
EarthCam added new reporting features as part of its sixth generation Construction Cloud integration. Weather reports are now automatically delivered hourly in a detailed PDF snapshot of jobsite conditions. Customers can also take advantage of EarthCam’s AI object detection, equipment tracking and safety analytics to deliver actionable data to reports in Autodesk Docs. In addition, ‘Issues’ in Autodesk Build are now populated with images directly – along with note fields – placing informative imagery in draft or open Issues. These 24/7 insights create a complete and permanent record for every project.
“Lack of visibility into current project status can lead to expensive rework, miscommunication between field and office personnel, or safety incidents,” said James Cook, director partner integrations, Autodesk Construction Solutions. “Integrating imagery and reports from EarthCam directly with Autodesk Construction Cloud empowers project managers to make informed decisions, mitigate risk and avoid project delays.”
“Uniting user-controllable, live video directly from the jobsite with 3D models is transforming remote collaboration,” said Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam. “Our new update to Autodesk Construction Cloud is focused on supporting teams by delivering useful visual data and unique perspectives of digital twins to gain transparency and win back time.”