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Barton Malow Accelerator Program Identifies 4 Innovative Solutions to Advance Industry

Barton Malow will move forward with solutions in solar energy technology, reality capture, and utility mapping from Moog Construction, Built Robotics, Sunflower Labs, and RodRadar.

This summer, Barton Malow and Impulse Partners teamed to create a global open innovation initiative to accelerate startups and their technology deployment on construction jobsites to help advance the industry. The Barton Malow Accelerator program specifically sought solutions in solar energy technology, autonomous reality capture, underground utility mapping, and landscape feasibility analysis.

Following a comprehensive application process that saw more than 30 firms submit their products, eight qualifying firms were invited to present their solutions to Barton Malow leadership in person this fall. After careful consideration, Barton Malow has elected to move forward with solutions from Moog Construction, Built Robotics, Sunflower Labs, and RodRadar.

New York-based Moog Construction is a developer of automation and robotic solutions to increase productivity on solar energy projects. Barton Malow and Moog have collaborated with Construction Robotics on a solar panel setting MULE (Material Unit Lift Enhancer) and will continue their partnership to pilot this solar energy technology in the future.

Built Robotics aims to develop solar energy technology solutions for large-scale farms. Its RPD 35 is an autonomous piling system designed to streamline productivity and efficiency on solar project sites. Built Robotics is based in San Francisco.

California-based Sunflower Labs has developed an autonomous security drone, purposefully designed for large commercial and industrial sites. Its Beehive System integrates with existing security cameras and sensors and is intended to deploy on-demand to any detected incidents on a property.

RodRadar has developed a ground penetrating radar (GPR) that integrates into an excavator’s digging bucket. It’s designed to detect any underground utilities in real time during excavation. RodRadar has offices in North Carolina and Israel.

Barton Malow is now working with project teams to pilot each of these solutions in the field.