Digital inspectors streamline infrastructure construction and maintenance

Challenges in infrastructure

Industries with distributed fixed assets share specific challenges when it comes to maintenance. As these assets are distributed throughout a region, there is usually no dedicated maintenance team for each asset. Maintenance workers have to cover large areas, travel to the assets’ various locations, and bring the appropriate instructions, spare parts, and tools.

The challenge is particularly acute in capital intensive, highly regulated industries with long lifecycle assets due to their reliance on legacy infrastructure. Many infrastructure owners struggle to maintain cost-optimal maintenance frequency.

The building, maintaining, and managing of infrastructure depends heavily on labor-intensive, repetitive tasks from checking deliverables with plans to detecting malfunctions and other issues. Customers can make multiple call-outs without fixing the issue.

In the worst cases, misalignment between planned work and reality can cost millions in damages when construction breaks down or destroys pipes or cables. Moreover, on roads and waterways, public safety can be at risk if defects are not identified and acted upon immediately.


Digital inspectors for infrastructure

Perceive Decide Respond

Digital inspectors, created on BrainMatter perform real-time identification of anomalies, maximize the utilization of human resources, and allow companies to maintain the infrastructure at a lower cost. 

Eliminate manual footage reviews, exclude the risk of human inconsistency, ensure inspections at the optimal frequency, and comply with regulatory requirements.

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Asset inspection

  • Reduce operational risk through auto-detection of asset conditions
  • Accurately monitor the physical state of assets at every stage of their life cycle
  • Improve safety and regulatory compliance

Inventory control

  • Automatically keep track of asset locations and status
  • Improve planning for maintenance and repairs based on reality, not predictions
  • Quickly respond to changes in regulatory requirements or spatial planning

Intellectual property

  • Transfer knowledge and skill to a formal system protecting your IP 
  • Digitally coach junior staff to operate at senior levels
  • Automatically grow your knowledge database and improve performance through continuous learning

use cases for infrastructure

  • Structure inspection (bridges, roads, buildings, underground infrastructure)
  • Error detection & resolution
  • Update digital twins
  • Compliance checking
  • Automated surveillance
  • Underground radar mapping 
  • Aerial monitoring
  • Counting and inventory management
  • Asset tracking and automatic change detection
  • Automated measuring

Digital inspectors in action: Unihorn (Strukton)

Collaboration to realise an intelligent solution for visual road inspection. Thanks to this intelligent solution, Unihorn will no longer have to manually detect road defects in infrastructure and public spaces.

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