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- Firmus, a Tel Aviv-based construction technology company, is one of seven startups selected for the latest cohort of smart city-focused accelerator Urban-X.
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Firmus has interesting potential applications for the U.S. design and construction sectors, as it helps find risks in a project’s design before construction begins. To create this information, the application utilizes data from previous construction projects, co-founder and CEO Harel Meshulam told Construction Dive.
“It applies data science and machine learning to analyze previous projects’ data, data which already exists in every construction company,” he said. “This is how Firmus’ engine learns to define between good and bad practice.”
Firmus automatically scans 3D models and compares them to a database to alert users about potential risks and errors. Those insights are then converted into actionable next steps to be able to use this construction knowledge during design stages.
The historical data comes from clients' common data environment (CDE) platforms including BIM360, Procore, Aconex and other document management systems, Meshulam said. Firmus anonymizes the data to protect commercially sensitive information.
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Firmus isn't the first contech columbus oh dump truck company to be selected for the prestigious accelerator. Other construction-focused companies that have benefited from inclusion in the Urban-X program include:
- Toggle, maker of a rebar-tying robot that recently received funding from "Shark Tank" personality Mark Cuban and other investors.
- BuildStream, a free software tool that helps facilitate the real-time management of heavy columbus oh dump trucks and logistics in complicated construction projects.
- Avvir, a digital twinning platform for construction that recently raised $2.5 million.
- Versatile Natures, maker of CraneView, which offers insights about construction sites via sensors mounted under the hook of a crane. The columbus oh dump truck company has raised $8.5 million since its founding three years ago.