The construction sector is a very competitive industry and it's highly time sensitive. Many construction sites are not able to finish their project on time and staying on budget is extremely challenging. At least, until now.
Enoba Smart Construction, an EIT Digital-supported innovation activity within the Digital Industry focus area, is providing holistic solutions to automatically monitor workflows and tasks at construction sites.
The activity was launched in 2018 and, as part of the business plan, a spin-off was created by activity leader DFKI. The company, named Enoba, was born with the mission to enable all construction projects to optimize the use of resources and to meet budgets, schedules and exceed quality requirements.
Enoba makes state-of-the-art technology easily accessible to construction companies, combining artificial intelligence (AI) with modern internet-of-things and cloud technologies to provide easy-to-use solutions focused on the specific needs of the construction industry.
As first members of the Enoba ecosystem, Enoba Drive and Enoba Manage work together to improve the efficiency of earth-moving operations. Infused with artificial intelligence, they provide real-time instructions for drivers, generate new insights for managers, and improve information flow. Prototypes are currently being tested at a partner’s highway constructions site.
In this specific use case, Enoba has equipped the trucks’ and excavators’ drivers with smartphones and the Enoba Drive App that tracks where machines are located and what they are doing. In addition, information about the load and the environment of the trucks will be gathered by sensors.
All information is fed in real time into the Enoba Manage platform where it can be viewed live by the respective stakeholders (e.g. the project manager) and AI algorithms are used to aid drivers and managers in taking decisions on and off site.