Construction safety and risk management specialist Lucion Services has continued to develop its new digital app, which combines data from asbestos surveys with 3D modelling technology to enhance safety and risk management assessments in buildings.
The new NexGen App forms part of a new approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems that allows users to view a 3D image of a building, including floor by floor and room by room representations, and link the plans directly to information that accurately highlights the presence of asbestos or other safety hazards.
The ongoing development of the technology has seen the new App successfully trialled with a national social housing provider, involved in a large scale property refurbishment project.
Here, the app has been used to produce 3D plans and drawings of the properties on a smartphone which are then populated in real-time by information from Lucion’s database as surveyors move from room to room, allowing the works to progress smoothly and speedily, while reducing the risk of human error associated with the interpretation of paper-based plans.
In other applications, Lucion is working together with other clients in the utilities sector on the use of the technology as part of improved facilities and building management approaches.
Lucion’s NexGen BIM database already allows users to access asbestos and building safety information including site survey reports and historical data.
Linking this to the 3D visualisation of sites, buildings and individual rooms delivers new levels of detail for more accurate risk management considerations.
Patrick Morton, CEO of Lucion, said: “It’s essential that clear information is provided to everyone involved in the supply chain or with access to a building. This can minimise the potential risks associated with exposure to asbestos containing materials during refurbishment or building works.
“The new NexGen app is already proving to be a valuable weapon in the fight against the dangers of asbestos. It provides surveyors working onsite with a better idea of potentially hazardous materials, cutting the risk to health and safety.”
The next stage in the development of the NexGen app is set to incorporate integrated 360° modelling to improve site viewing, and increased use in industrial applications such as factories and production facilities.
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