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Remote Work through Digital Twins – Staying safe during COVID-19

During COVID-19, a change to workplace configuration and structure is likely required to build confidence and trust between business owners, employees, and customers as we plan the return to work. By leveraging Visualization of facilities, teams can remotely consult, collaborate, design, and execute on effective physical changes required to drive safe policy initiatives such as the STEPS Program, without ever entering the facility.

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STEPS – a Partnership with America is a program developed by ESI Convergent, LLC that utilizes the bSMART® Lite Program developed and registered by Butchko, Inc. STEPS was designed to ensure that the right steps are being taken to assure the health, privacy, and wellbeing of everyone as we all head back to work. We are proud to be working with these companies to support the STEPS Program with our visualization tools that can advance each of the five steps.

How can Visualization help with the STEPS Program?

Social Distancing – Design separation and build friction-less and touch-less safe spaces to ensure 6’ spacing and elimination of group gatherings. Effective maintenance schedules must be established, communicated and implemented to disinfect, sterilize, and prevent the spread of the virus. Posting signage to communicate policy in key areas is also important. Visualization accelerates helps each of these steps by removing/reducing site visits and the number of contractors on site to implement. Virtual collaboration and consultation will help to perform critical functions in a much safer and efficient manner.

Entrance Assessments – 3D visualization can be an essential tool in providing a solution to physical asset characterization, locating and placing physical barriers, inspecting mechanical systems as well as setting up access controls. 3D visualization will provide access to establishing building entry routes, emergency evacuation plans, utility and CAD/BIM layout designs. The CAD/BIM layout designs can then be uploaded to Visual Plan to overlay and compare.

Stay at home, work from home – Most organizations have built management systems to support on-site facility operations. Visual Plan offers a platform and digital twin to work remotely to inspect, assess, collaborate, design and plan facility change or schedule maintenance. Visual Plan offers a high degree of connectivity while reducing human error by producing a carbon copy digital twin of the facility. Human memory is reduced by not relying on human memory, brief site visits or inaccuracy 2D diagrams. Building owners, security managers, contractors, facility managers, engineering, maintenance supervisors and their teams will see great value in visualization for remote workspace management efficiency.

Step 1 An authorized service provider arrives at your facility with a high resolution 360° camera. Using our Mobile App, the provider can capture single images, groups of images in sequence, or video walk of your entire facility at walking speed. Or, simply purchase the camera and software package to “do it yourself”, download our software Capture App and start taking photos.

Step 2 Imagery is uploaded to our cloud processing software to produce the Digital Twin.

Step 3 The service provider will prepare and share the data as required by the project specifications. Or you can prepare the data on your own.

Step 4 Stakeholders can then review, inspect and provide feedback directly referencing the Digital Twin. Provide remote digital feedback to building managers, contractors and other stakeholders for clear, concise collaboration before, during and after a project is completed.

Step 5 Re-capture through the design and implementation process for remote oversight, compare to existing captures or to CAD and BIM model. Catch and resolve costly mistakes before they happen.

By investing in digital twins, you can expect an increase to productivity through remote site management. Track progress, reduce rework, prevent disputes and drive savings to project costs. A robust collaboration platform to utilize the data captured that is fast, cost-effective and easy to use.

Schedule a web demo to learn more about Digital Twins today. 

Kelly Watt | CEO & Founder of Visual Plan Inc.

Office 1(206) 202-4220 | kelly@visualplan.net| www.visualplan.net

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