// Cloud based tracking is in, with an eye in the digital sky.
Engineering firm Monadelphous has selected Perth startup Track’em to track its construction materials across some major mining and mineral projects.
This is the cloud based tracking technology firms second signing for the year, having won a twelve month contract with Downer Group in January to employ its materials tracking technology on a Downer LNG project in northern Western Australia.
The cloud based tracking tech firm, will be assisting Monadelphous by providing “continuous visibility and control over construction materials required for the delivery of specific projects”.
“Through our software, Monadelphous will have continuous insight into the location, status and custodian of their materials.”Kashif Saleem, Track’em Founder and CEO
The startup will also be employing its patented building information modelling (BIM) integration to enrich their BIM models with a digital twin of construction and material progress and status.
What’s a Digital Twin?
Now popular in many spheres, especially aviation and space, a digital twin is a simulation of a real-life component or system.
It employs artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to better predict faults and maintenance requirements, and in many cases can help increase operational efficiency.
The twin can be operated like the real thing, but can also include historical data, new sensor data, and other information to better understand how the real component or system is working.
Kashif also said that with the technology, “engineers and planners will have visibility on progress in real-time, without having to be physically present on-site”.
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