Shapetrace helps construction site teams prevent errors from becoming fiascos, by using mobile devices to compare what was designed with what was built. The longer those construction errors go unaddressed, the more expensive they are to fix, compounding into major delays, cost-overruns, and penalties. Shapetrace makes it easy for anyone to use a tablet with 3D sensing technology to prevent and detect errors immediately before and after installations.
“Shapetrace develops mobile software to help construction workers prevent errors using augmented reality and mapping. Using a smartphone, Shapetrace’s software overlays virtual designs over actual spaces to help field teams visualize before they act, access location-based instructions, and check for errors upon completion of work. “
Shapetrace’s team has a background in land survey and geomatics, and we bring precise positioning & surveying methods to augmented/virtual reality. We are focused on construction field operations, which is the the most difficult use case for AR/VR and vision-based navigation. Shapetrace patent-pending technology is built from our co-founder’s PhD research in map-based indoor navigation using low-cost camera sensors.
In our previous careers, we’ve collectively worked on construction sites as surveyors as we were the ones called to perform verification and quality control with our specialized equipment and training. Starting our company in January 2014, we’ve spent countless hours talking to construction workers in the field and office, seeking feedback on our vision and prototypes. Thus, in the past three years, our product focus has evolved from 3D scanning for error detection to error prevention with augmented reality. Our journey has taken us to cost estimators to residential developers, and stabilizing on a beach-head market in industrial and commercial building projects.”