GPS machine control modeling has been on construction sites for more than two decades now. In that time we’ve seen a lot of things change on-site and in the office. But one thing has remained constant. When given the opportunity, the benefits of a jobsite with GPS control modeling, outweigh a site without such measures.
Grading a site today is a critical element in preparing land for development. Grading by itself is an expensive part of any development project. But it’s also a necessary pain for the long term gain.
Why do you need a GPS Machine Control Model?
The beauty of having a GPS model is it allows everyone to be working off of the same data from those out in the field, from operating the machines to the engineers, and even in the office. This gives your team one cohesive look at the job site. But the benefits don’t stop there. In our extensive experience building models, we’ve determined our clients often cite these four reasons for using our GPS models:
4 Benefits of using a GPS Model
1) Our clients complete jobs faster and within budget.
While working off the one model concept our clients are able to put the model in front of everyone on the job site. This means that machine operators can instantly see what they need to do and avoid any costly corrections.
Just as important as letting experienced operators see their work, GPS machine control modeling allow new operators the ability to get it right the first time.
2) Access to better tools to manage job production.
Making daily progress on a job is critical for forecasting materials and job site capacity. With a GPS model site foreman you can track the progress of grading efforts and the production levels of machine operators. This ensures that deadlines are met or more importantly if delays are needed they can be discovered early before they become a problem. With over 100 years of combined experience, our Earthwork Takeoffs and GPS Modeling teams are second to none.
3) Virtually eliminate errors in the field.
One of the big benefits of a DirtLogic GPS model is that we build all our models from scratch. Thoroughly checking your plans for errors while they are still in development and not while the machines are running on the job site. We used to build our models using the files we received from project engineers but we quickly realized that a new model found errors more frequently and reliably.
4) More precision means less environmental impact.
By clearly delineating on a model where environmentally sensitive areas are on, site operators can easily avoid these areas while maneuvering their equipment for daily operations.
If you’re ever in need of a GPS modeling partner or need to use DirtLogic on a project-basis, we’re happy to demonstrate how you can benefit from our GPS modeling services. If you have any questions or would like to request a quote, our team is ready to help, just contact us to connect with a GPS model expert.