Israeli AI Construction Tech Helps Build NYC Skyscraper

Israeli AI Construction Tech Helps Build NYC Skyscraper
New York City

A 360-degree, helmet-mounted camera captures data from around building site, which AI translates into actionable construction insights.

By Naama Barak, ISRAEL21c

Artificial intelligence is coming to the aid of the construction of a new skyscraper at the heart of New York City, maximizing efficiency in terms of costs, labor and resources.

Israeli company Buildots, which turns visual data captured via helmet-mounted cameras into actionable construction insights, has teamed up with building giant Global Holdings Management Group on a location just off Columbus Circle.

The 26-story, 298-foot-tall building is set to include nearly 197,000 square feet of residential space encompassing 123 housing units, as well as over 20,000 square feet of commercial retail space – a huge project to keep track of the old-fashioned way.

Buildots’ AI-based technology analyzes data gathered from 360-degree cameras mounted on construction workers’ hard hats and turns it into true-to-life reports that show how progress is going compared to the original blueprints and plans.

“We are thrilled to bring Buildots’ AI-based technology to New York City with the Columbus Circle Building project,” says Buildots CEO Roy Danon.

“Our platform offers full visibility and control on projects’ progress, enabling improved performance and efficiency, and we look forward to collaborating with Global Holdings Management Group and other leading developers on future projects in New York and beyond.”

Founded in 2018, Buildots is based in Tel Aviv and has offices in London and the East Coast. Earlier this year, it cooperated with a British hospital in the construction of a new hospital wing. Last year, it won the “Construction Software of the Year” award at the 2022 London Construction Awards at London Build, the UK’s leading construction and design show.

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