Heavy construction used to be a more traditional industry, with heavy machinery and field labor largely determining the financial results of most industry players. For several years we have observed how several technologies have driven productivity on the construction site forward. With highly accurate machine control systems in place and field workers increasingly equipped with ruggedized hand-held devices, construction sites have become high-tech operations. With the addition of networking, off-site contributors can check the site data as if they were on-site. Precise location data, permanent documentation, and the consistent availability of ‘as built and planned data’ have turned classic heavy civil construction site management into real-time data driven management.
This allows field workers to finish jobs much faster and with greater precision, resulting in lower costs.