1. Rebar Inspection System Saves Labor in Inspection Tasks with Digital Measurement Technology
Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. promotes digital transformation (DX) in collaboration with companies in a variety of industries, one of which is construction. One task on a construction site is the inspection of rebar, requiring considerable time and effort for preparation, manual measurements, and creating reports. The Rebar Inspection System was jointly developed using Hitachi Solutions’ special information technology and Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd.’s onsite expertise to help save on labor in rebar inspection tasks.
This system was adopted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s 2019 Project to Introduce and Utilise Innovative Technology to Dramatically Improve Productivity on Construction Sites, attaining the highest score, rank A. The use of general-purpose items making procurement easy and keeping costs low, and the use of an original algorithm to ensure sufficient inspection precision has been praised both inside and outside Japan, leading to the system receiving the Outstanding Tech Company Award at the 2022 ASOCIO Tech Excellence Awards, and the Winner at the JISA Awards 2022.
In the future, Hitachi Solutions aims to utilize the experience and knowhow gleaned from site construction efforts to contribute to DX in the construction industry.
(Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.)