Digital job sites possible with Komatsu’s Smart Construction Dashboard
By Riley SimpsonJune 09, 2021
Construction crews can now digitally visualize their job sites with Komatsu’s Smart Construction Dashboard, which includes features such as progress tracking, quantity calculations and accurate 3D imaging.
The latest digital innovation within the industry, Komatsu’s software suite uses IoT and near-real-time data to help customers streamline costs, optimize processes remotely, orchestrate construction planning and handle management and scheduling.
Here’s a glance at the Smart Construction Dashboard’s capabilities:
- Confirm pre-bid topographical map is correct
- Track project job site progress in near real time
- Document site conditions as evidence for change orders
- Quickly and easily measure stockpile quantities
Komatsu designed the software, part of the company’s Smart Construction Solutions library of applications, to be used daily, and the manufacturer said it combines design, drone and machine data into one comprehensive picture to measure cut/fills, quantities and productivity.
Users can view site progress with timeline functions, including playback, in terms of whole-site visuals, cross-sections and individual measurements.
“What is really cool is that the flight surface data from our drone is loaded to the Smart Construction Dashboard and we can very quickly see changes — the actual progress,” said Andie Rodenkirch, project manager for Hunzinger Construction Company. “Technologies that let operators do the job one time and do it correctly increase efficiency, so it’s been a great tool for us.”
The Smart Construction Dashboard is powered by the 3D visualization power and geospatial accuracy of Cesium, which combines video game computer graphics technology with accuracy that ties data to its precise location on the globe, Komatsu said.
The software launch comes on the heels of Komatsu’s busy May, which saw the manufacturer release both the D39i-24 dozer (with intelligent Machine Control) and an electric and remote-controlled concept mini excavator.