It was on December 1, 2022, on the occasion of the Spie batignolles Digital Days, an annual event organized by the group's Digital Transformation players, that Alexis Hermet, director of production quality and technical innovation at Spie batignolles, and Jean-Philippe Panaget, president of CAD.42 unveiled the partnership agreement now binding the two companies.
Lasting 3 years, this partnership concerns the co-development of new services for worksites, based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology fed by data captured on the cranes of the Spie batignolles projects.
“This partnership responds to our ongoing quest for solutions to optimize our machinery and our processes to improve productivity, logistics and planning,” explains Alexis Hermet.
"This partnership is both an opportunity to massively enrich the database used by our artificial intelligence algorithms, but also to co-construct tomorrow's services for construction sites, and price methods/studies", specifies Jean -Philippe Panaget.
This integrated 3 technologies:
– Geolocation sensor to measure in real time all movements of a crane during a day.
– Dynamometer sensor, a technology for measuring the weight lifted
– Technology for the visual identification of crane loads (panel form, concrete bucket, prefabricated beam, etc.).
The crossing of these 3 sensors made it possible to collect valuable data on the operation of the crane and to identify developments to be initiated, in particular the link with the BIM 4D (planning) or the development of dashboards.
PRESS RELEASE – CONNECTED CRANE CONTINUATION – PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SPIE BATIGNOLLES AND CAD42
New constructive methods to increase productivity
As part of the partnership, a project team has been set up, bringing together employees from both Spie batignolles and CAD.42. The protocol provides for the acquisition by Spie batignolles of additional smart boxes with the aim of massifying the data feeding the AI technology. In particular, they are equipped with photographic cells supplying an exhaustive photo library, one of the main objectives being, in the long term, the recognition of all the materials and equipment lifted by the crane. These boxes will be deployed on several construction sites led by the Group throughout France.
The project team will then be responsible for analyzing the data received by each of the equipped cranes, using the daily reports from the crane, and jointly advancing this solution. This work will make it possible to perfect the operation and co-develop new functionalities.
The "win-win" partnership aims both to benefit Spie batignolles, by improving its productivity, and both to support the startup CAD.42 to
practice and improve their solution.
“It's the crane that sets the pace of a construction site. However, we do not currently use instant data from the crane to measure the performance and productivity of a site. Our collaboration with CAD.42 aims to better understand the operation of our cranes thanks to particularly precise cross-data. This will allow us to optimize its use, such as reducing empty travel times, or even performing automated chronoanalysis. The productivity dashboards will be valuable decision-making tools for our work and continuous improvement managers in order to define and make our standards and unit time libraries more reliable. », Details Alexis Hermet.
Beyond construction, tests with connected boxes are already underway for additional uses such as crane interference management at Spie batignolles foundations and Spie batignolles civil engineering.
About Spie batignolles
Spie batignolles is a major player in the construction, infrastructure and services businesses. It operates in 6 main areas of expertise: construction, civil engineering/foundations, energy, public works, real estate and landscaping and environmental development. Spie batignolles' references include emblematic projects such as the renovation of the Maison de la Radio, the EDF Saclay research center, ITER, the Le Havre convention center, building sites
motorways A75, A61, A62, A9, A480, aeronautical pavements (Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Lyon, Montpellier, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Perpignan), the MGEN Institute of Le Verrière, the TGI of Strasbourg, the Lyon rail link -Turin or the work undertaken as part of Greater Paris. The Group also carries out local interventions, servicing and maintenance throughout the national territory via a network of dedicated agencies. Spie batignolles is positioned on its markets as a leader in “customer relations” and is developing a policy of differentiating partnership offers. Spie batignolles achieved a turnover of 2,150 billion euros in 2021. The Group employs 7700 people and has 188 locations in France and 10 abroad, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Spie batignolles has given itself the means to conduct its development independently. Since September 2003, the Group has been majority controlled by its managers and employees.
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