Matterport, Inc. announced its strategic partnership and investment in SIMLAB, a technology company that specializes in the digitization of buildings throughout the design and construction phases.
“Our partnership with SIMLAB further cements Matterport as the spatial data platform of choice for the AEC industry,” said RJ Pittman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Matterport.
Using the Matterport platform, the SIMLAB creates products and features that integrate Matterport digital twins with BIM and smart home IoT technologies.
“The Matterport platform is a game-changer for the global construction industry by making it easy to digitize buildings at any stage of development,” said Marek Kozlak, founder and CEO of SIMLAB.
Matterport enables customers to capture a space with any supported camera, including the iPhone. Once captured, Matterport automatically creates a dimensionally accurate, photorealistic digital twin.
With SIMLAB Stages, project stakeholders gain access to new functionality to more precisely track and view progress at all stages of construction. Inspections at construction sites can be done remotely and teams can collaborate with multi-user support, eliminating costly and time-consuming travel to job sites and speeding project execution timelines.
Time and cost savings for customers
Nohara Holdings, one of Japan’s most respected construction resource specialists, and Misawa, one of the country’s top construction companies, used SIMLAB Stages and Matterport digital twins on a recent project to build model houses. Travel time to the sites was cut by 50 percent, netting considerable cost savings.
Another joint project is a large-scale hospital modernization in Tokyo that involves capturing digital twins for each floor every month. Project team members integrate data from sensors within the hospital into the Matterport digital twins to get real-time daily updates on the project site without needing to take more captures.
With a construction management platform like SIMLAB Stages, digital twins can be overlaid with BIM and engineering data to let hospital leadership view specific points before, during, and after the renovation without traveling to the site.
Learn more about the technology SIMLAB develops for factories, hospitals, hotels and residential buildings at matterport.com.
Source: SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GLIWICE, Poland, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/