Asset digitisation

At Zutari, our passion for digital underpins how we work with clients. We use our digital and reality capture expertise to capture and create digital assets for projects or infrastructure.

Richard Matchett
Expertise leader: Asset digitisation

Our ability to capture highly accurate data not only helps to design projects that are human-centric and optimised for efficiency, but it enables all project stakeholders – from operational and maintenance staff to technical designers – to make suggestions and improvements in a virtual space before construction takes place.

From improving health and safety to working with teams across different geographies, Zutari’s asset digitisation solutions have enabled us to execute world-class, award-winning projects.

Some of the digital tools we use include:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones
  • Stationary LiDAR scanners
  • Simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) scanners – rapid handheld scanners
  • 360° Cameras

Using data for designing, constructing and optimising

These technologies are implemented on their own or combined to deliver a wide range of outputs that feed into various stages of the asset life cycle. From capturing as-built data about projects that have already been constructed to capturing information about operational projects, this information continues to help us and our clients with everything from design and modelling to project management and optimisation.

Zutari has extensive experience in creating digital asset models of plant rooms, hospitals, warehouses, schools, water treatment works, factories and many more building types. Reality capture is the input that is used to create these digital assets and to record project progress.

Zutari’s asset digitisation solutions have enabled us to execute world-class, award-winning projects.
In December 2018, Zutari was the first engineering firm in South Africa to obtain a commercial drone license.

Drones, building information modelling (BIM) and digital workflows

In December 2018, Zutari was the first engineering firm in South Africa to obtain a commercial drone license. Since then, we have successfully used drones to capture information on many projects across the country. Our experience in BIM, combined with the cutting-edge digital tools we use, continue to help clients visualise their projects in ways that save money, add value and improve output.

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