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Turner & Townsend launches Virtual 3D documentation with Matterport technology

Immersive media a core constituent of site compliance and reporting

May 16, 2018, London: Turner & Townsend,the global project management specialist, has adopted Matterport technology in order to launch 3D virtual tours as part of its documentation process for site compliance and reporting.

Matterport enables users to quickly and easily capture real-world spaces with its Pro2 camera in order to create 3D virtual tours, floorplans and precision photography. The technology has the flexibility to integrate into BIM, helping firms more accurately document key construction milestones and effectively communicate progress to project stakeholders, providing transparency throughout all phases of a project.

The technology will be used by Turner & Townsend to create efficiencies in documentation, information sharing between project managers, and client reporting across seven different facilities. The company is working on a number of  notable projects including the Sheffield Retail Quarter development, for which Turner & Townsend was appointed to project manage the £480 million retail scheme comprising 900,000 square feet. The project is due to be fully complete in 2021, with the initial phase scheduled for completion in 2019.

Nick Jones, Director, Project Management at Turner & Townsend said: “As a business, we are constantly seeking new and better ways to add value for our clients.  It is our role to eliminate any grey areas in documentation and reporting. Matterport captures create a clear and absolute position which offers transparency and cuts down any contractual disputes.

“The potential for Matterport to be integrated with BIM technology makes the landscape for its future application vast.  Using the Matterport 3D virtual tours means that those clients who don’t want to get mud on their boots can have direct access to site progress, and we have a clear and honest depiction of work on site documented in an interactive format.”

Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport, said: “Matterport technology was built to increase transparency, efficiency, and stakeholder communication, making it the perfect bedfellow for site documentation.  Our 3D tours and Mattertag Posts™ -- the annotation points embedded within each capture -- allow for clear and concise reporting in an easy-to-use format. The software’s accuracy and ability to be integrated into tech such as Procore™ and BIM360™ make it the perfect technology for the construction sector.”

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About Matterport
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is creating a True3D™ image of the physical world with its innovative, end-to-end platform for capturing, experiencing, and modifying digital copies of every real world places on Web, mobile devices, and VR headsets. The company uses its proprietary machine-vision and deep learning platforms to fuel ongoing product innovation. Matterport’s Cameras and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. Matterport customers have produced almost 900,000 models across 80 countries; these models have been visited nearly 300 million times. More information about Matterport is available at