SiteAware Raises $15 Million Series B to Drive the Evolution of Construction Using AI – sUAS News – The Business of Drones
SiteAware, the pioneer of Digital Construction Verification (DCV) technology, today announced a $15 million Series B funding round led by Vertex Ventures Israel, with participation from existing investors Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Axon Ventures, Oryzn Capital, The Flying Object, and lool Ventures that led the company’s seed round. This round follows a $10 million Series A funding in October 2020. The company will use the funds to fuel continued growth and establish DCV as a new technological standard across the US construction industry.
In building the industry’s first DCV platform, SiteAware has tackled a key challenge for general contractors, real estate developers and investors—the high rate of construction errors, which inflates the cost of construction by $273 billion each year in the US alone, according to McKinsey. Preventing one mistake can prevent numerous negative effects downstream, from rework and compromises on quality to overtime, litigation, and management time spent resolving issues.
“SiteAware’s DCV error prevention technology is disrupting the construction industry by dramatically accelerating schedules and streamlining work processes for all parties. In the next few years, everyone from contractors to developers will be using DCV to build without rework,” said Zeev Braude, CEO of SiteAware. “DCV gives the construction ecosystem access to data they’ve never had before, data that holds the key to the next jump in productivity for the industry.”
SiteAware’s DCV platform streamlines construction and prevents errors by generating in-process actionable insights through complete verification of the building’s structure, shell and interiors. SiteAware’s purpose-built digital twinning technology, combined with its proprietary AI, verifies each installed element against the building plans in real time. Field teams receive actionable insights in real time, allowing them to prevent errors and ensure that everything is built according to plans.
“As the first mover in this new category, SiteAware is blazing a trail for the entire construction industry, allowing the sector to leverage technologies that will ultimately make it more efficient, more transparent and smarter,” said Emanuel Timor, General Partner at Vertex Ventures. “We look forward to working closely with the team at SiteAware as it expands its footprint and deepens its work with industry leaders around the world.”
DCV is delivering another industry first in leveraging element-level data to reveal patterns that help managers uncover bottlenecks, prioritize fixes, and make better decisions about everything from the subcontractors they choose to where they can improve project coordination.
SiteAware experienced 3X revenue growth in 2021 and expansion of its customer base to over forty of the leading Developers and GCs.
SiteAware’s Digital Construction Verification platform closes the gap between plans and construction in real time, ensuring consistent quality and preventing rework. The SiteAware DCV platform generates in-process actionable insights through complete verification of core, shell and interiors installation, enabling industry leaders to reduce costs and risk, prevent errors in real time and harness data to improve construction performance across projects and portfolios. Founded in 2015, SiteAware has offices in Israel and Houston, Texas. For more information, please visit www.siteaware.com.