Seeable – Creating Interactive Visualisations
SEEABLE is a Sister company to Severn Partnership and was created to take 2D plans, 3D models and BIM and allow simple, non technical access to complex data in an intuitive APP environment – no software or training required.
For example, we can take a simple site plan in DXF or PDF format, add 360 panoramic images to it and deliver back to you as an interactive App to visualise how the site looks in reality – avoiding folders of images that cannot be related to the plan! Benefits > avoid site visits, easier briefing of contractors, tender information, safety briefs and the list goes on. Watch this sample video…
Seeable Station App from SEEABLE on Vimeo.
We saw all the effort going in to create 3D models and Building Information Models (BIM), for them to just reside with design teams and at best get through to Facilities Managers (FM) in some form. All of this work requiring high end technical software, or model viewers aimed at design teams.
The Seeable team take 2D plans or 3D models, host them in a games engine environment and augment it to add value. The message could be simple situational awareness – virtually visiting a site from your ipad or desktop. Or giving a critical safety briefing or induction that needs to communicate danger and risks effectively.
By using the 3D laser scanning and 3D modelling skills of Severn Partnership, SEEABLE is able to create new 3D models and building information models (BIM) from scratch where no data exists. Their key clients are engineering consultants and their surveyors are site based, hence the knowledge of and focus on safety briefings and safe systems of work.
What’s the benefit ? We can give your company, project or tender a USP over your competition. Demonstrating innovative recycling of existing data or the creation of a new 3D resource that can then be re-used itself for architectural or engineering design. If you have ISO9001:2008 Quality standard or OHSAS18001:2007 Safety standard, then every year, you need to be demonstrating continual improvement in your systems. So if you have started using 3D or BIM, make the most out of your data by re-using it for safety briefings, PR, or simply providing non technical access to key decision makers and stakeholders.
Raising levels of communication be it for safety, publicity, design or management will always eliminate misunderstandings, wasted time and hopefully injuries.
Past projects have included:
- Seeable maps – adding panoramic images to plans
- Design team briefings & option selection
- Pre construction visualisation
- Augmented reality to showcase 3D models / products / designs