Doosan has launched a smart construction solution, dubbed XiteCloud, in South Korea.
XiteCloud incorporates complex 3D drone construction surveys and earthwork calculations into a cloud platform, allowing them to be completed in one to two days, the company says.
With XiteCloud, a contractor can manage multiple tasks such as surveys, terrain analysis, equipment operation, and construction management on a single platform.
The solution also makes it possible to digitize earthwork site information into three dimensions, and analyze rock formations. Doosan says that since the solution is cloud-based, stakeholders, including contractors and clients, can manage the progress of a given project together.
XiteCloud has already gone through a technology verification process at more than 10 construction sites of large-scale apartment complexes and infrastructure facilities in Korea, among others.
It is the first step towards the commercialization of Concept-X, the company’s integrated unmanned and automated control solution, first demonstrated in South Korea in 2019.
In November 2019, Doosan Infracore held a Concept-X demonstration event at its performance test site in Boryeong, Korea, billing it as "the construction site of the future," which will be characterized by a high concentration of advanced unmanned and automated technologies.
Following the introduction of XiteCloud in South Korea, Doosan Infracore intends to launch it in international markets, including Europe, in the "near future."
As far as the U.S. is concerned, a launch doesn't appear close.
Doosan's North American product and dealer marketing manager, Aaron Kleingartner, told Construction Equipment "As of right now, there is not a commercialization timeline in North America. XiteCloud is being operated as a standalone platform in the Korean domestic market to scan the job site, but has limited integration with the site plan software to see the differences–which will be the key benefit to enable Concept-X."
Source: Construction Business News