“The IoT is a feedback loop that until now was absent from construction site management, allowing real-time monitoring, identifying sticking points and increasing efficiency”.
co-founder of Omniscient
Almost 7,500 sensors installed on some twenty Bouygues Construction sites and agencies in France and Asia
A hundred or so are currently in place at two Axione agencies, making it easier to share equipment between teams and helping to optimise capital expenditure. Depending on how the site is configured, it is hoped this could save up to 20% of total working time.
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Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Bouygues Construction’s R&D team worked hand in hand with the start-up Omniscient to help people comply with precautionary measures and slow the spread of the virus, ensuring that social distancing was respected. Equipped with smart badges, workers were alerted via the Omniscient app and asked to disperse if it was considered that there were too many people in any given area of the site.
A connected totem pole
New digital applications need a high-quality connection at all areas of construction sites. The connected totem pole can connect all sites to the network, even the most remote, such as tunnels or other areas without coverage. Using a geofencing function, the Totem can also locate people, equipment and materials.