ABOUT US

We are a high-tech start up company specialising in development of vision-based software for optimal infrastructure asset management and related services. We believe in power of interdisciplinarity.

Our unique offer is a result of experts coming from different fields including optoelectronics, robotics, artificial neural network, machine learning, structural health monitoring, programming, BIM, AR, probability modeling, risk assessment and predictive maintenance.

Our team of experts gained professional knowledge working on industrial and research projects all over the world (United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Poland, New Zeland, Switzerland, Colombia).

We have over 30 years of collective consultancy, industry and research experience.

Turning pixels into knowledge.

We develop innovative mobile engineering apps and vision based monitoring systems dedicated for ACE market,

structural health monitoring and digital asset management.

OFFER

A. DATA INPUT

Our software use images and videos acquired from a drone, mobile phone or stationary camera.

B. WE TURN PIXELS INTO KNOWLEDGE

Using machnie learning, advanced image processing algorithms and state of the art technology, the software extracts information on crack location and size, component displacement, strain/stress, rotation etc.

C. PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE

Monitoring data collected is used for predictive maintenance using quantitative risk assessment and reliability analysis.

D. LIFE CYCLE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Data from the software is then used to update BIM models and can validate FE models if needed.

BRIDGING THE GAP: The software is bridging the gap between the BIM model, FE model and asset management. The outcome of monitoring is updating BIM and FEM models helping asset managers to make most optimal decisions with respect to asset maangement and strategy (strengthening, replacement, temporary closure, addition, demolition).

Product Demonstration

VBM Pixel Tool

  • Perform dynamic high speed structual monitoring with a sub-mm precision from hundres of meters.
  • Short & long term (24/7) monitoring of assets with automatic BIM model update.

Vision Defect Detector

  • Automatic detection, classification, and quantification of defects with sub-mm precison.
  • Automatic BIM model update for life cycle digital asset management.

CASE STUDIES

Great Belt Bridge (Denmark)

DES image analysis software was used for monitoring of the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. Great Belt Bridge is the world’s 3rd longest bridge and the longest bridge in Europe.
These were one of the world’s first such measurements and the software provided the client previously unavailable information about wind-induced hanger cable vibrations, dynamic properties and traffic-induced deck deflections with sub-mm precision. The monitoring campaign was carried out as a part of the asset management strategy that employs innovative monitoring technologies. Please see our YouTube video: https://youtu.be/oD1n_actOs0

Client: Atkins – SNC Lavalin

End client: Sund & Bælt A/S

Period: May 2018

S52/E75 European Route Cieszyn (Poland-Czech Republic)

DES software was used for drone-assisted crack detection & monitoring of the 760 m long cross-border bridge between Poland and Czech Republic (S52/E75 European Route in Cieszyn).

DES software allowed for automatic crack detection with sub-mm accuracy (0,6mm) using image analysis. This information was subsequently used for BIM model update that can be used for life cycle asset management. Please see our YouTube video: https://youtu.be/P6fCjUtzHwI

Client: GDDKiA – General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways – Poland

Period: May 2018

OUR TEAM

Power of interdisciplinarity

Grzegorz Bednarski, MSc

  • Business development
  • Management
  • Strategy manager
Jan Winkler, PhD
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Remote sensing
Rocco Custer, PhD

  • Machine Learning
  • Programming
  • Probability modelling
  • Engineering decision modelling
Marek Salamak, Prof
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Operational Modal Analysis (OMA)
  • Vision based analysis
Mateusz Żarski

  • Software development
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • Machine & Deep Learning
Alan May, PhD
  • Integration of Monitoring Technologies
  • Reliability Modelling
  • Maintenance Optimisation
  • Cost-benefit analysis
Diego Castiblanco, PhD

  • Machine Learning
  • Programming
  • Infrastructure management
  • Engineering risk and decision analysis
Piotr Omenzetter, PhD
  • Reliability analysis and quantitative risk assessment
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Structural dynamics and numerical modelling
  • Wind turbines, offshore and subsea structures, bridges, buildings

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Kielce Technology Park, 25-663 Kielce, st. Olszewskiego 6, Poland

NEWS

October 3rd 2019: We are happy to announce that DES is within the Top100 Global ConTech Startups 2019 (startup stage Top5 in Engineering & Project Management)! Together with international partners (PwC), BUILTWORLD scouted over 1.200 construction startups and created first ever global ConTechMap: www.contechmap.com. More than 600 tech companies from all over the World were competing for a spot at the Top100. During an online voting, the leading construction companies evaluated all applications within five categories of the built world life cycle: Building Materials & Systems, Building Technologies, Construction Machines & Equipment, Engineering & Project Management and Engineering & Project Management.We were invited for the PrePitch during the Construction Innovation Contest (October 23rd, Frankfurt) organized by BUILTWORLD – the leading innovation ecosystem for connecting cross-disciplinary experts to engage and drive innovation to shape the built world of tomorrow.

The finale of the global Innovation Contest with 25 tech companies will be held at Light+Building 2020 in Frankfurt.

July 3th 2019: In 2019 DES, in cooperation with ATKINS, have developed the world’s FIRST mobile app for asset condition survey that allows displacement and stress measurement. Our image analysis tools and mobile solutions contributed to the success of Atkins being the finalist of the British Construction Industry Awards 2019. Our main expert also received the individual International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Award 2019 for the vision based monitoring.

June 10th 2019: DES is a finalist of the Industry Lab II acceleration program  (http://www.industrylab.pl/#startupy). Within the program DES will demonstrate a new mobile app that uses image analysis to digitize processes for the real estate industry. This is an important strategic step on the way to entering the fast-growing PropTech market.
The implementation of the program is supported by a European grant.

May 29th 2018: We are extremely proud to inform that our image analysis software “PixelTool” was used for innovative monitoring of the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark (https://youtu.be/Fx1r6nSmUrk). Great Belt Bridge is the world’s 3rd longest bridge and the longest bridge in Europe. Total length of the bridge is 6.8 km and the longest span is 1.6 km. The bridge is used by nearly 40.000 vehicles daily.

These were one of the world’s first such measurements and the software provided the client previously unavailable information about wind-induced hanger cable vibrations, dynamic properties and traffic-induced deck deflections with sub-mm precision. The monitoring campaign was carried out as a part of the asset management strategy that employs innovative monitoring technologies.

We are currently further developing the system to be able to monitor the bridge deformations permanently.

We wanted to acknowlegde excellent collaboration with both Atkins SNC Lavalin as well as the Sund & Bælt A/S

May 15th 2018: We established a cooperation with experts from the Silesian Universty of Technology in the field of Optoelectronics, BIM, Augmented Reality and Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management.

May 3rd 2018: We have signed a partnership with Atkins SNC-Lavalin to develop a UAV-assisted damage detection system and a permanent vision-based monitoring system to be used for asset management of some of Europe’s largest and most important infrastructure assets.
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management, with a leadership position across the infrastructure, transportation, energy and oil & gas sectors. SNC Lavalin provide global fully integrated professional and project management services – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance.