A NEW TOOL FOR THE JOB SITE (A Foreman’s New Friend) – SMARTDIRT FOR EARTHMOVING
By OE Construction Corp.
Imagine a 3D model of your dirt job that can fit in your pocket. Really, it’s possible!
OE Construction is implementing this tool from the earthwork takeoff and modeling software company AGTEK (www.agtek.com). OE has used the AGTEK 3D and 4D takeoff and modeling software to prepare our earthwork bid proposals for the past 10 years. As we move our field equipment and staff to utilize even more “just in time” technology, here comes a great application called SmartDirt.
Basically, we take the project 3D model that the OE Estimator has created with AGTEK from the 2-dimensional civil plans and transfer the data to the OE end user’s smartphone or tablet. Now the equipment operator, laborer, grade checker, foreman and anyone with access to a smart device can now see the 3D layout of the project site plan. OE can make faster and more knowledgeable decisions, real-time while standing on the job site.
How much cut, how much to flatten the building pad, how long is the haul, are we at grade? These are just a few of the questions we can answer real-time using the SmartDirt application and a smartphone or tablet. We can even tie in the data with an OE drone topo and OE electronic GPS machine control (we’ll discuss these options and technology tools in our next blog).
SmartDirt communicates grade and inspects the model with the 3D visualizations that move with you across the job site. OE can add photos, notes and share the date with the OE team, whether you are in the office or at the job site.
If you want to see this technology in action, give us a shout.
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