Manila-based construction company will use OpenSpace’s 360 ° site documentation and analysis platform to improve collaboration between on-site and off-site staff

SAN FRANCISCO, 17th August 2021 / PRNewswire / – OpenSpace, the world’s leading provider of AI-powered 360 ° photo documentation and analysis in construction, today announced a new corporate agreement with EEI Corporation, a world-class international construction and engineering company based in the Phillipines.

EEI currently uses OpenSpace for more than a dozen projects, including the Grand Hyatt Manila Residences – South Tower, The Seasons Residences, and the SMDC Light 2 Residencies, operated by Digiscript, a regional seller partner based in the Phillipines. Other projects using OpenSpace’s automated construction documentation technology include infrastructure and electromechanical work.

EEI is constantly exploring new ways to improve project delivery and exceed customer expectations. As part of that goal, the company began exploring various ways to improve collaboration between on-site builders and subject matter experts off-site – a mission that became particularly important given the travel and mobility restrictions during the pandemic.

“We thoroughly evaluated several products that were very similar to OpenSpace. In the end, we felt that their solution and features were the best fit for our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) roadmap, ”said Glenn F. Villaseñor, senior vice president of business transformation at EEI. “In addition to facilitating our desire to bring the construction site to our off-site employees, it was also compelling that our field service teams were able to explore the use case for 3D models at work. It was very helpful that OpenSpace’s technology also had built-in integrations with our existing suite of VDC tools. ”

OpenSpace enables remote collaboration from anywhere in the world by automatically creating a “digital replica” of a construction site through 360 ° photo documentation. A builder simply attaches a small camera to his hardhat, marks his starting position on the floor plan in the OpenSpace app and then walks over the construction site as usual. OpenSpace automates the image capture and, once uploaded, merges it to create a navigable, Google Street View-style digital replica of the website. Employees can monitor and manage progress over time, compare location images with the BIM and, among other things, create field notes to flag specific issues.

“Working with OpenSpace can potentially span a variety of processes from reporting progress to quality control to security and protection to addressing other types of project delivery issues,” said Norman K. Macapagai, executive vice president of the Construction Division at EEI. “We look forward to getting more value from using this technology in the months ahead.”

About OpenSpace
OpenSpace was founded in 2017 and is a San Francisco-based technology company that has set itself the task of bringing a new level of transparency and objectivity into construction. Our solutions combine simple 360 ​​° cameras, computer vision and AI to make it incredibly easy to capture a full visual record of the construction site, share it via the cloud and track progress. To date, our customers have used our platform to capture more than 4 billion square feet of imagery from active construction projects in thousands of locations in over 50 countries.

About EEI Corporation
As a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies, EEI is one of the leading construction companies in the Phillipines, which will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2021. EEI offers a wide range of construction and engineering services with expertise in the construction of infrastructures, buildings as well as industrial and electromechanical systems. The company prides itself on its Quadruple A General Engineering Contractor rating, the highest rating for contractors issued by the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) of the Department of Commerce and Industry. The company keeps abreast of the latest developments in technology, materials engineering and construction methods while incorporating its own innovations into the application of its work, making it a preferred provider of construction services to global engineering, procurement and construction companies . EEI Corporation is a publicly traded company on the Philippine Stock Exchange.


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