The San Francisco International Airport in 2016 announced their plan to re-design Terminal 1. The project includes improved spaces for passenger check-in, a consolidated security checkpoint, a re-composure area, a new common use Baggage Handling System at baggage claim, and a new mezzanine with connections to the AirTrain and the Central Parking Garage. The project will be under construction for 5 years with an estimated completion in December 2022.
Over a period of 1 year, Hensel Phelps engaged with HoloBuilder to co-develop reality capture features for use on the SFIA Terminal 1 project. The teams held two product development meetings per week, one in the field to test the new features and one in the office. In order to improve the previous photo documentation process, the two companies focused on two areas of improvement: (1) Collaborative photo capture in order to efficiently cover large projects, and (2) Image Content Categorization to quickly search and find specific photos by activity. Today, each of the 17 field engineers are responsible for documenting their own area on site, which can be independently captured and synced to the cloud. The ability to work collaboratively and divide up the site amongst many field engineers was made possible by the co-developed collaboration feature. Together, the team works to update project imagery on a weekly basis, covering 1 million square feet. The photo capture process is now a shared task amongst the team with 1 assigned project administrator, rather than the previous workflow that relied entirely on one individual.