Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the construction industry. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked startups impacting the sector post-COVID.
Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Post-COVID Solutions out of 294
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 1.379.000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 294 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 construction startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 289 post-COVID solutions, get in touch.
Zonetap develops Wearables to maintain Social Distancing
As construction workers prepare to return to a safe workplace, establishing a social distancing policy is the key to fight against COVID-19. Startups are rising to meet the changing needs of the construction site with a range of technologies including wearables and robotics. Wearables, for example, alert the wearer about getting too close to a coworker, boosting an organization’s efforts to adhere to distancing requirements.
US-based startup Zonetap develops their proprietary 2ND-SKN wearable device that sends alerts to on-the-ground teams. Based on their proximity to people, machines, and zoned-off sections of the construction site, workers within 1 meter of each other trigger an alert and the same is recorded. The device is fully-customizable and, unlike other tracking solutions, it does not require a vast array of beacons for monitoring workers.
Airsquire enables a Virtual View of Construction Sites
Manual checking of construction sites to visualize building progress is a hectic process. It is time-consuming and also dangerous to carry out, especially during pandemics. That is why startups work on technologies that offer a lucid way of visualizing the construction site using artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D modeling. Such techniques automate inspection processes and reduce the manpower at the worksite, which is crucial during pandemics.
Singapore-based startup Airsquire develops AirGo, providing a 360° virtual “Google Street View” of construction sites. This helps project managers and teams visualize and manage construction progress in a cost-effective manner. Further, the startup offers AirSync, an AI assistant to help Building Information Modelers automate geometric verification, hence avoiding human contact at construction sites.
Trovus Tech constructs Buildings using Additive Manufacturing
Many companies are realizing significant savings in time and resources for their clients by constructing small-scale buildings using additive manufacturing techniques. Such techniques not only save time and ensure defect-free construction, but they also considerably reduce the manpower at the construction site. This enables construction companies to continue their activities despite COVID-19.
German startup Trovus Tech provides their customers with additive manufacturing services right from prototyping and consulting to design and production. The startup constructs buildings using its proprietary “innovation finger gripper” that maintains the stiffness and strength, ultimately building small-scale buildings and construction parts.
Rhyton uses Deep Learning Solutions to enforce Social Distancing
With rising cases of COVID in labor-intensive sectors like construction, it has become very important to take precautionary measures and to maintain good practices at the worksite. That is why startups are building deep learning algorithms to automate temperature monitoring of the workers and to monitor social distancing during working hours.
German startup Rhyton provides a deep learning-based self-detection solution for personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, fever, and face recognition under the mask. The startup also provides a video vision social distancing detection tool. This tool is based on deep learning too and is designed to monitor and enforce physical distancing protocols in construction sites and other workplaces even when reopening after the COVID pandemic.
INDUS.AI provides an AI-based Platform to improve Workplace Safety
With the need to practice social distancing during COVID-19, construction companies are relying on technologies that avoid human contact. Artificial intelligence is one such technology that helps construction businesses to practice no human contact while making construction more efficient. From optimizing work schedules to improving workplace safety and keeping a secure watch on construction facilities, AI finds many applications in the construction industry.
US-based startup INDUS.AI uses its proprietary AI-based social distance monitoring tool to gain daily insights into potential health risks of construction workers and follow monthly trends. The tool tracks PPE compliance real-time and managers are alerted when on-site staff or visitors are not wearing hard hats and/or safety vests at the construction site. Their platform also counts trucks, material arrivals, and measures equipment productivity.
Discover more Construction Startups
Construction startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on smart materials, green building solutions as well as BIM. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the construction sector, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more construction technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Construction Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.