Sources: Quartz Systems, San Francisco; CP staff
Construction technology services provider Quartz demonstrated the quality control and productivity gauging potential of its new Concrete Deck Analysis program at World of Concrete 2021. The integrated hardware and software platform uses ultra-high resolution 4K video streams, machine learning, plus a web and mobile app to enable project principals to track and understand everything happening on a construction site. Users can see live and historical views from anywhere; track deliveries of ready mixed or precast concrete and other supplies down to the second; measure crane, equipment and tool use; observe crew output; and, monitor site security.
Using feeds from 4K video cameras typically mounted on a crane hook, boom tip and drum or counterweight, Concrete Deck Analysis allows project managers to quickly confirm placed elements and identify missing or misplaced ones ahead of a pour. The program incorporates existing plans, schedules and drawings to track and understand deck mechanical, plumbing and reinforcing elements. Image streams and software analytics yield a detailed report, Deck Verification Overview, documenting what present and missing elements. Concrete team members can log in to a dashboard to securely view and quickly address any issues prior to mixer truck arrival. Quartz developed Concrete Deck Analysis with leading general contractors and is now making the technology broadly available. — www.quartz.co