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Operva AI is now an SAC Accredited Inspection Body

Operva AI has received the official Certificate of Accreditation in Building Facade Inspection from the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC). This marks a significant milestone for the company’s growth journey, which demonstrates the company’s advanced technical capabilities, and the team’s commitment to improving urban safety through cutting-edge technologies. 

With this certification, we have even greater confidence in providing high-quality building façade inspection services using drones and AI, both locally and overseas.  

SAC Accreditation for Building Façade Inspection Using Drones

SAC has expanded its accreditation program for Inspection Bodies to now include Building Façade Inspection using Drones, effective from July 12, 2023. This new accreditation category ensures confidence in inspections performed by capable drone service providers and inspection firms for building façades, acknowledged by the Building Construction Authority (BCA) for their regular façade inspection protocols. Drones are increasingly employed across industries for on-site tasks, and in building façade inspection, their integration with data analysis and AI offers advantages like enhanced productivity by swiftly detecting and analyzing façade flaws. Furthermore, this technology aids workplace safety by minimizing the necessity for inspectors to conduct physical inspections in hazardous settings. Applicants must undergo evaluation according to ISO/IEC 17020:2012, alongside specific Technical References and SAC guidelines:

  1. TR 78-1: Building Facade Inspection using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  2. TR 78-2: Specification for Quality Management and Application of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. SAC Technical Note: FI 01 – Specific Requirements for the Accreditation of Inspection Bodies in Building Façade Inspection using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all parties throughout the process of accreditation. We would also like to extend our gratitude to:

  • Our many customers whose projects grounded our development in the real world. 
  • Our partners who made it possible for us to provide high-quality service  
  • Our brilliant team of Drone Pilots, Analysts, A.I. Experts, and Programmers who worked tirelessly to enable the company to be one of the pioneers in achieving this accreditation status

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