VisualSpection Provides Safety and Productivity During a Global Pandemic

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Zachary Wassenberg, XR Innovation Manager at Burns & McDonnell specializing in extended reality, wearables, and GIS technologies, using VisualSpection.


In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, MHI’s partnership with Burns & McDonnell (BMcD) has allowed the full-service American engineering and consulting firm to conduct business in a safer and more productive way using VisualSpection. The hands-free voice driven inspection and data collection tool developed by MHI has helped BMcD realize internal cost-savings and value-adds to projects.  
“VisualSpection has revolutionized how we perform site visits for our clients. Not only are we saving thousands of dollars every time we visit a site, we are also adding tremendous value by allowing the entire team to participate virtually with a video conference call,” says Zach Wassenberg, XR Innovation Manager at BMcD.
BMcD began using VisualSpection through a pilot project – testing use cases back in 2017. Three years later, the firm has rolled out a company-wide enterprise edition of VisualSpection and is using the platform as an everyday tool.
“While we use a number of GIS solutions for our clients, VisualSpection’s ability to integrate hands-free data collection with an API has given us the flexibility we need to meet our client requirements with a safer process,” says Wassenberg.
The drive to bring VisualSpection to hydro, oil and gas, and architectural industries throughout North America led MHI to BMcD. The partnership combines unique project knowledge and hands-free wearable technology that increases project productivity, reduces errors, and cuts costs.
On September 1, MHI and Burns & McDonnell will be co-hosting a webinar to share use cases in multiple industries, the long-term effects of smart glasses integration, and how the impact of COVID-19 has been mitigated by using VisualSpection. For more information on this webinar, please reach out to