Executive General Manager, Construction Equipment, Komatsu
BEST PRACTICE IN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT | SMART CONSTRUCTION
Komatsu Australia has launched its SMARTCONSTRUCTION concept in Australia and New Zealand – a significant step forward in construction industry technology that offers integrated product, service and support solutions across all phases of a project.
Komatsu’s SMARTCONSTRUCTION covers critical steps in a project’s development, from initial site survey and design, through to machine control management, machine interconnectivity and review of project progress during the construction phase, and finally development of detailed as-built information for future construction and infrastructure maintenance.
It covers four key areas:
- A UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) drone service, covering initial site survey, along with cut/fill and stockpile calculations, as well as ongoing progress tracking and site logistics.
- 3D data services, including conversion of 2D and 3D data files to formats suitable for machine control applications, and a best-industry practice 3D design consultancy, development and management over the life of a project.
- Komconnect cloud-based service, bringing together all the information relating to a project, from initial survey, design drawings and construction plans, through to machine control data files, project progress data generated by machines and survey equipment as the job progresses, and final as-built information once it is completed.
- Support services, covering remote monitoring, remote file transfer and operating training; iMC (intelligent Machine Control) advice, project integration and site set up; assistance and professional consultancy with 3D design file development; troubleshooting and servicing of machines and control systems.
To deliver SMARTCONSTRUCTION across the region, Komatsu Australia has established a Komatsu Smart Centre, with a team of Komatsu-trained technology solution experts and a national remote support team.