Project management platform developers have long worked to integrate BIM, scheduling and field-report processing into systems to analyze progress and improve planning, coordination and communication. Now there’s a new kid on the block. Software is available to automatically assess work status by applying image recognition technology to video from reality capture tools like 360º cameras that go along for the ride on supervisors’ job walks. By integrating such ubiquitous, unobtrusively acquired background data into project management platforms, systems are emerging that can analyze productivity against plan and resources, from day to day, and even issue warnings about looming delays.

Panelists from PCL Construction, Hensel Phelps and WeWork showcase how they’re experimenting with such tools on job sites and share how they believe this technology will transform data capture, progress tracking and resource planning.