How to Bridge the Construction-Technology Gap

The Answer Lies in Geospatial Infrastructure Mapping Solutions

How to Bridge the Construction-Technology Gap

The Answer Lies in Geospatial Infrastructure Mapping Solutions

1,015 deaths were reported in the U.S. construction industry in 2021 – the highest number of work-related fatalities in the nation.

Most of those thousand-plus deaths were due to mistakes. Specifically, human error.

In the complex and multi-dimensional field of construction, the value of data is paramount. The correct use of data significantly aids in risk mitigation, thereby decreasing the potential for disaster. Every stage, from project planning to execution, and maintenance, requires effective data management, analysis, and visualization. SiteMap® can bridge the information gap as the industry’s leading software platform, ready to bring about a transformative change in construction technology through its novel approach to infrastructure, facility, and construction data integration.

Why Is Construction Data So Complex?

Construction projects generate an immense volume of data, ranging from architectural designs and engineering plans to supply chain logistics and on-site progress tracking. Traditionally, this data has been fragmented and difficult to catalogue or manage, often leading to inefficiencies, delays, and budget overruns.

SiteMap®: Simplifying Infrastructure Data Dynamics

A GPRS Project Manager and a construction worker shake hands on a jobsite
SiteMap® (patent pending) puts the power of control in your hands.

SiteMap® transcends the conventional definitions of a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform. It is an all-encompassing above and below ground infrastructure solution designed to transform raw data into an easily comprehensible format for every team member. This innovative tool not only brings your data to life but does so in an advanced and intriguing manner, enabling a fresh perspective for data visualization, communication, and collaboration.

Unified Data Aggregation

SiteMap® serves as a centralized hub, aggregating diverse datasets from various sources, permitting that your subscription allows it. Whether it's blueprints, as builts, photographs, or other data types, SiteMap® consolidates this information, offering a comprehensive and holistic view of the project. Your data is layered, mapped, cross-referenced, and updated as needed to ensure accurate subsurface as builts. And while SiteMap® contains its own intuitive GIS component, it can also easily integrate with your existing GIS, permitting your subscription allows for this. This integration is powered by GPRS’ 99.8% accuracy rating across more than 500,000 jobs.

Real-Time Visualization

SiteMap® elevates the standard static portrayals to a whole new level. Its lively, intuitive visuals empower project stakeholders to monitor real-time progression, spot any hindrances, and anticipate possible challenges. With layered and interactive subsurface maps offering innovative perspectives on your data, and 3D models highlighting your above or below ground information in a fresh and exciting way, SiteMap® converts data into practical, visual insights. The clearer your understanding of your data, the more advantageous your position.

Streamlined Collaboration

SiteMap® fosters seamless collaboration among project teams, contractors, architects, and stakeholders. Its shared platform enables transparent communication, ensuring everyone is on the same page, thereby reducing misunderstandings and enhancing productivity. This is crucial for construction, where one wrong move, even by a fraction of an inch, could effectively take out half a neighborhood. This happens more often than you’d believe. In the U.S., 192,745 unique damages to underground utilities were reported in 2021.

Impact on Construction Practices

Enhanced Efficiency

By streamlining data management and visualization, SiteMap® reduces time spent on manual data processing. This efficiency translates into streamlined workflows and optimized resource allocation. The more efficiently a project runs, the better the outcome. By increasing efficiency, you’re increasing the likelihood of safety and success.

Cost Savings

Proactive risk identification and mitigation prevent costly delays and errors. SiteMap® empowers decision-makers to make informed choices, minimizing budget overruns and maximizing project profitability. In 2021, there were nearly 200,000 damages made to underground utilities during projects. The leading causes were:

  • No notification to 811
  • Failure to pothole and/or maintain sufficient clearance
  • Utilities not properly marked

By using a service like GPRS, at least half of those could have been prevented. Accurate data means less costs, and less damage.

Advancement Solutions

Leveraging an innovative platform like SiteMap® empowers construction managers to eliminate uncertainty from their worksites.

Wondering if there are pipes beneath that new highway, or if any elements need to be identified or moved? Doubting the age and accuracy of your maps? The construction field is fraught with variables, and even the most comprehensive data may be flawed. However, GPRS boasts a nationwide accuracy rating of 99.8% in utility locating and concrete imaging, providing construction managers and their teams with the best possibility for swift and safe project delivery.

Absent the groundbreaking tools and technologies employed by GPRS, construction practices might stagnate, resulting in a deteriorating infrastructure that can't keep up with the demands of the modern world. Thanks to SiteMap®, you gain more than a window into the subsurface world—it's a tool that helps you shape and improve the world above.

Finding a New, Easier Way Forward

SiteMap® simplifies your data, making it readily interpretable, searchable, and sharable.

Adopting an infrastructure data platform arms your construction managers with the tools to excel. It merges cutting-edge construction technologies and methodologies with top-tier scientific knowledge.

The threat of utility strikes is an ever-present reality, impacting countless construction ventures annually. According to the 2022 DIRT report, the incidence of utility strikes is on the rise. A three-year model from 2020-2022 reveals a 12.35% increase in damages per construction spending, and a 9.34% rise in damages per 1,000 transmissions from 2021 to 2022.

One of the principal causes of utility strikes - flawed subsurface data - can be largely circumvented with services like GPRS and a platform such as SiteMap®. Uniting the best of the worlds of risk mitigation, damage prevention, and data management, GPRS ensures safety, accuracy, and progress that surpasses expectations. SiteMap® facilitates construction and project managers in accessing and disseminating their data across their teams.

The data is presented in a manner that doesn't warrant any additional expertise to comprehend and can be easily accessed through SiteMap's Map Viewer. From registration to wrap-up, SiteMap® simplifies subsurface awareness. As the construction sector evolves, the adoption of data-driven solutions becomes critical. GPRS is pioneering this change via SiteMap®, transforming how construction projects are managed and delivered.

By seamlessly merging data and intelligence, it's not just revolutionizing construction technology—it's laying the groundwork for a more effective, productive, and innovative construction environment. A future where success overshadows disaster.

Discover the potential of SiteMap® for your next project - get in touch with us today.