[Photo provided by Doosan Infracore Co.]
Doosan Infracore Co., the heavy equipment unit of South Korea’s conglomerate Doosan Group, on Tuesday unveiled its cloud-based smart construction site management solution XiteCloud, adding construction site management business as its new growth engine.
XiteCloud is an all-in-one cloud platform for construction sites to estimate, plan and optimize construction projects using drone measurement, 3D mapping and analysis. It helps builders maximize the productivity of estimation and planning for efficient task management, the company said.
The new solution has already been tested out the technological efficiency at large construction sites at home, and the company now is aiming to pitch it to various overseas markets.
The new solution, which is a commercialized model of its automated construction system prototype Concept-X that was showcased last year, helps significantly reduce cost and time of work, improves the accuracy and makes it possible for builders and clients to easily communicate and manage the progress, according to Doosan Infracore.
With the use of XiteCloud, site estimation and work planning can be done in one to two days, much faster than previous methods that need almost two weeks, explained the company.
Following the commercialization of XiteCloud, Doosan Infracore is expected to foster the growth of construction site management business after years of focusing on manufacturing and sales of heavy equipment. It is planning to use 5G networks and telematics solutions further to expand the use of XiteCloud in operating large-sized construction equipment and focus more on pitching the solution in overseas markets.
Doosan Infracore recently saw a sales surge in China despite the overall slowdown in the local construction market amid the virus scare. It sold total 3,239 units of excavators last month, up 79.7 percent from a year earlier after it successfully bagged orders from Chinese customers when China renewed economic activities earlier than other countries that were shut down to prevent COVID-19 infections.
By Song Gwang-sup, Choi Keun-do and Lee Ha-yeon
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