Construction trials ‘X-ray vision’ technology
Construction contractors Morrison Utility Services and Eurovia UK are trailing new ‘X-ray vision’ technology what can give workers a 3D view of buried cable and pipework to help avoid strikes when digging.
The Augmented Visualisation of Underground Services (AVUS) technology can determine precise pipe and cable locations to within 5cm and map them in 2D or 3D augmented reality. The technology has already been successfully piloted on Thames Water and Yorkshire Water contracts.
Andy Carter, MUS Director of IT, Innovation and Improvement, said to Construction Enquirer: “AR is paving the way for many operational processes in our sector to become safer and simpler – this technology is a real industry game changer.
“As well as safer working, the geo-positioning precision offered by the technology means that the essential infrastructure works that we undertake can be delivered more quickly and more efficiently to keep disruption to the public to a minimum.”