Mercury invests in Verity enterprise software for construction verification in Ireland
Mercury, a leading European contractor headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has purchased an enterprise licence for construction verification software, Verity, through Topcon Positioning Ireland.
The purchase represents a significant enterprise deal for Verity software in Europe, according to Adam Box, business development manager for building construction at Topcon Positioning Group.
The software from ClearEdge3D allows operators to process and analyse 3D point clouds for verification analysis and as-built surveys.
Box said, “Mercury has a strong European presence and is already using the software on projects across the continent to streamline construction workflows, eliminate errors and delays, and accelerate productivity. The purchase of the enterprise licence demonstrates their commitment to adopting digital construction processes and means the company can implement the very latest in construction verification technology, through multiple users throughout the company, on all of its clients’ projects.
“The software enables the user to verify construction accuracy in a fraction of the time it would traditionally take to spot check just five percent of the structure. This saves vast amounts of time, helps to avoid costly rework and helps keep projects on, or even ahead of schedule.”
Ciaran McManus, Surveying Manager at Mercury, said, “We’ve been using ClearEdge3D’s Verity for the last two years and have found it to be the perfect solution for analysing as-built conditions and checking deviation against the model. Having seen such strong results compared to previous methods, we wanted everyone in the business to have access to the software, so we purchased the enterprise licence. Verity offers accurate validation, helping us to get a much better impression of the quality and progress of the build, as well as incredibly valuable reporting options.”
Mercury has used the software on a variety of projects already, including extremely specialized builds. McManus added, “We’re currently working on a project in Ireland with a considerable BIM team, and the software helps us to validate and redline the project at every stage. What’s more, the support from the Topcon team has meant that the implementation of the software has been seamless — there’s always someone at the end of a phone to help us with any issues.
“As an industry, construction is viewed as being behind the curve with new technologies and approaches. At Mercury, we’re continually investing in the latest technologies and want to work together with the industry to support the adoption of digital approaches such as construction verification technology.
“We are delighted that Mercury has chosen to use ClearEdge3D’s Verity software across the whole company. The software offers immediate indication of construction quality, allowing the user to continually compare installed elements to the design model. This allows for a continual ‘live’ representation of the design model, helping identify installation deviations early, reducing risks to budgets and schedules and increasing project profitability by avoiding rework. The tight integration of Verity to other Topcon technologies also creates an efficient, holistic workflow.
“We are excited to continue building our relationship with Mercury and to see the time and cost savings they’ll experience on their projects as a result.”