We are researching and piloting technology to assist our skilled trade workers. This includes tool assist, personal safety, access to data as job aids, and visualization. Specific examples include:
Exoskeletons for tool assist
Visualization with AR platforms including Hololens, Daqri, and Magic Leap
Vest, belt, and hard hat based IoT sensors.
Wrist data collection including biometric data for exhaustion,health indicators, and others.
JE Dunn has had success utilizing robotics for custom light gauge metal framing, brick laying, and wood blocking. We have also used robotics for workflow and automation exercises. Robotic Automation leverages computer software ‘robots’ to capture, interpret, and process data to improve transactional efficiency. Robotic automation at JE Dunn is creating clear, measurable improvements in project team efficiency.
Our mobile solutions are unique because they are a gateway to a comprehensive data ecosphere. We provide secure, intuitive, offline access via handheld mobile devices to not just drawings or simple project management documents, but all key data including financial, schedule, risk, productivity, photographic, and intelligence data.
JE Dunn is on the leading edge of testing project based IoT. We utilize field sensors, internal network design, and integrated dashboards to enable smart buildings, and improve labor tracking. We are also connecting wearable and building-based sensors through innovative networking. This also enables better, more efficient labor management for our project workforce. JE Dunn is researching additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques. As a part of our smart building IoT pilot, we 3-D printed internally designed housings for Raspberry PI computers for monitoring headcount in our building. And finally, our drone fleet supports our virtual design & construction teams with scanning and providing a unique, and often times otherwise impossible view, of our projects from above.