Exploring GPRS Solutions for Facility Management and Construction Site Data

Exploring GPRS Solutions for Facility Management and Construction Site Data

Every project starts with a solid foundation – often beneath the surface. This foundation must be tailored to the job, specific to the location, construction needs, and features of the land. Similarly, site data and facility management require a strong foundation. Without understanding, properly visualizing, and interacting with the essential elements of a site, the rest of the project is vulnerable to failure. The intricate network of underground utilities, pipelines, and structures forms the lifeline of any construction endeavor. Without proper knowledge and management of these subterranean assets, projects can quickly face setbacks, delays, and safety hazards.

This is where GPRS steps in, offering comprehensive solutions for precision utility mapping and facility management, such as SiteMap® (patent pending). Through the lens of SiteMap®, the subsurface becomes clear.

Understanding the Landscape: Mapping Underground Utilities

Before breaking ground on any construction project, it’s essential to have a clear picture of what lies beneath. Traditional methods of utility mapping often involve outdated blueprints, incomplete records, and costly trial-and-error approaches. GPRS revolutionizes this process by using advanced technologies and training to penetrate the ground and create detailed, accurate maps of underground utilities.

GPRS employs groundbreaking technologies like ground-penetrating radar (GPR), electromagnetic locators, CCTV video cameras, acoustic water leak locators, and other equipment to scan for subsurface utilities. These tools provide depth and GPS mapping, saving time, money, and even lives by avoiding utility strikes and protecting all site employees and contractors from potential damages. GPRS offers complimentary .KMZ files for all exterior utility locating projects. Their utility mapping services can create updated as-built drawings for your campus or facility. GPR services can also locate underground storage tanks (USTs), unknown utilities, and even manholes and wellheads.

When you hire GPRS, you receive a SiteMap® Personal account, allowing you to view and securely share your utility information with your team.

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Ensuring a successful construction project starts well before walls go up.

Why Precision Utility Mapping?

Precision utility mapping enables stakeholders to:

  • Mitigate Risks: By accurately identifying the location of underground utilities, construction teams can avoid accidental damage during excavation, reducing the risk of costly repairs and ensuring compliance with safety regulations. 67% of facility managers report experiencing a utility strike or locating issue in the last five years. GPRS helps reduce this risk with a 99.8% accuracy rating across hundreds of thousands of jobs nationwide.
  • Optimize Planning: With precise data on utility locations, project managers can streamline planning processes, allocate resources more efficiently, and minimize disruptions to existing infrastructure. Effective planning is critical, as companies that effectively plan and execute their strategies are 2.5 times more likely to achieve their goals. GPRS and SiteMap® make keeping everyone from investors to field team members updated easy and efficient.
  • Enhance Decision Making: With real-time insights into underground assets, stakeholders can make informed decisions regarding project design, route optimization, and construction methodologies, ultimately improving project outcomes and reducing overall costs. GPRS maintains a consistent 99.8%+ accuracy rate in utility locating and concrete scanning & imaging to help keep your jobs on time, on budget, and safe.

SiteMap®: Empowering Stakeholders with Utility Mapping Software

As part of GPRS’ commitment to exceptional customer service, they created SiteMap®: an advanced, easy-to-use infrastructure data management platform that stands out as a trailblazer in utility mapping software. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and a user-friendly interface, SiteMap® offers a comprehensive array of visualizations and data points tailored to the unique needs of construction and facility management professionals. Much like any good foundation, SiteMap® helps you build upon the subsurface, utilizing the data of the world around you to construct a better tomorrow.

Key features of SiteMap® include:

  • Interactive Mapping: SiteMap’s intuitive mapping interface allows users to visualize underground utilities with customizable layers for enhanced clarity and precision. Your data is aggregated and stored for the lifetime of your project. Certain tiers may also have access to historical data, allowing you to switch between more layers and data points.
  • Data Portability: Seamlessly blend your existing GIS data/system, CAD drawings, and survey information into SiteMap®’s platform, or vice versa, ensuring a unified and holistic view of underground assets. GPRS’ in-house Mapping & Modeling Team offers everything you need to see the subsurface and your above-ground facilities and structures with startling accuracy and detail.
  • Advanced Analytics: SiteMap® goes beyond basic mapping functionalities, offering data that can be used for advanced analytics, trend analysis, predictive modeling, and scenario planning, empowering stakeholders to anticipate challenges and optimize project outcomes.
  • Mobile Accessibility: With SiteMap’s mobile app, field technicians can access vital utility data on-site, enabling quick decision-making, collaborative problem-solving, and seamless communication across project teams. SiteMap® was built with mobility in mind!

GPRS products like SiteMap® are indispensable tools for navigating the complex landscape of facility management and construction site data. By utilizing the power of ground-penetrating radar technology, NASSCO-certified CCTV-pipe inspection, drone imagery, 3D laser scanning, and more, stakeholders can unlock new possibilities for efficiency, safety, and success.

Whether embarking on a new construction project or managing existing infrastructure, the ability to see your job site as a whole is crucial. From the subsurface and beyond, GPRS makes seeing and interacting with your job site simple.

GPRS SiteMap® Team Members are currently scheduling live, personal SiteMap® demos. Click below to schedule yours today!