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Enhancing Construction Operations With Video Analytics

Technology Overview

Current methods of monitoring construction safety and productivity are tedious, costly and prone to human errors. Resulting in operations being non-compliant, dangerous and inefficient which leads to project delays, cost overruns and even reputational damage.

This technology offers an enhanced safety and productivity tracking solution in the construction industry by leveraging on video analytics to detect safety hazards and high-risk scenarios as well as productivity insights. It provides actionable insights in the form of alerts, charts and reports to enable safety officers and project managers to make better-informed decisions for their operations.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

This technology is hardware agnostic and is compatible with any IP camera or network video recorder to retrieve and analyze the video feed in real time and provide alerts which can be sent to various messaging platforms.

A server is deployed to provide the full spectrum of services such as running the software, triggering alerts, as well as the dashboard. This technology is enabled by the large construction datasets that powers the object detection and tracking. The current range of detection includes scenarios such as barricade removal, workers working at height or under lifted load, safe distancing, and presence of workers in high-risks zones, PPE and more. Besides detection of high-risks scenarios, this technology can also track productivity insights such as construction floor progress or precast lifting times.

The deployment period for an existing use-case will take within 2 to 4 weeks and newer use-cases will vary from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the complexity of detection.

Potential Applications

This technology has viable use-cases in providing automated safety monitoring and progress tracking to other industries such as manufacturing, maritime, oil and gas as well as new use-cases for the construction industry.

The global market size for construction safety and productivity solutions in 2021 is USD 41.8 Billion.

Customer Benefit

  • Significantly improve safety hazard detection and compliance with 24/7 automatic round the clock monitoring
  • Increase in productivity by reducing manual site inspections of up to 50%
  • Early identification of risks
  • Reduce human errors and ensure consistency
Contact Person

Wei Zhuang Tan


NUS Graduate Research Innovation Programme (NUS GRIP)

Technology Category

  • Infocomm
  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining & Data Visualisation, Smart Cities, Video/Image Analysis, Video/Image Processing

Technology Readiness Level


Video Analytics AI Safety Productivity