Suffolk launches Smart Lab in Los Angeles

The lab will identify, test, and scale new technologies to help advance the construction industry.

April 15, 2019 |

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Inspired by the lagging productivity and efficiencies in the construction industry, Suffolk recently launched its most recent Smart Lab location, in Los Angeles.

Smart Labs were designed as a physical manifestation of the company’s “build smart” approach to planning and managing complex construction projects. They are equipped with interactive technologies such as a data wall, a huddlewall, a virtual reality CAVE (cave automatic virtual environment), and jobsite feeds. The data wall provides predictive analytics and operational performance indicators to measure critical areas of business, while the huddlewall facilitates Lean pull planning meetings and helps integrate 3D, 4D, and 5D models for maximum project efficiency.

 

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“Our Smart Lab in Los Angeles is on the front line of Suffolk’s industry revolution on the West Coast and will allow us to replicate our proven processes and add significant value for clients in this important, growing market,” said Chris Mayer, Chief Innovation Officer, Suffolk, in a release.

The Los Angeles Smart Lab joins Suffolk’s existing Smart Labs in San Francisco, New York City, Miami, Tampa, Dallas, and Boston.

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