Facility Data Management

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Easy access to pertinent job site information is the first step to success for the beginning of any construction project, including renovations, remodels, or facility updates. This information includes up-to-date and accurate facility maps that grant Project Managers and field personnel key locations of underground utilities before digging or drilling. Lost, misplaced, or inaccurate as-built drawings not only halt a project, but can easily result in unwanted, costly delays. Through GPRS’ mapping and modeling service, we have the ability to create new and updated facility maps for our clients. But now we have an additional service that warrants the storage and easy access for these updated as-built drawings.

Introducing Facility Data Management.

Facility Data Management allows GPRS Project Managers to scan and locate underground utilities for their customer and deliver free PDF and .KMZ map files of their facility. These map files come included with every private utility locating job that we do. However, our facility data management doesn’t stop with simple map files of underground infrastructure.
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GPRS has created SiteMap (powered by GPRS), its own cloud-based digital platform, designed to be used as an easy-to-use portal, containing your brand-new, accurate, and up to date “as-built” drawings in one place. Designed with an intuitive user-interface, SiteMap delivers permanent records of site assets and infrastructure knowledge, allowing for safer excavations, and saw cutting and core drilling projects.

SiteMap makes GPRS’ facility mapping and modeling easier by granting clients the ability to get organized. You no longer have to worry about record drawings being stored in multiple locations, inaccurate record drawings, or knowledge of your site only being stored in an employee’s brain. SiteMap gives you project infrastructure information and data, quick and easy.

This top tiered facility data management service can be broken down into two distinct divisions: Digital Plan Room and a Map Viewer.
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Your Entire Campus
Accurately Mapped
Digitally Stored
Easily Accessible
Digital Plan Room
• File Storage
• Historical Drawings
• Site Photos
• Drone Footage
• Digitized Blue Prints
You may currently be using Google Drive, Dropbox, or a folder on your computer –and you have blueprints rolled up in your office. None of these options allow GPRS to instantly update your files with the latest scans.
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• Viewable, Searchable Maps
• 3D Modeling Viewer
• Tag Site Features to Maps

To view these files, you have to have physically share them or create a shared access point. Plus, you’re responsible for making sure they’re up-to-date, None of these options allow for instant and the most up-to-date access to ensure no underground strikes.
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The Digital Plan Room encompasses the easy-to-use and organized structure of the digital platform. SiteMap’s Digital Plan Room allows for secure cloud-based storage, while simultaneously allowing users to upload and store site record, historical, and as-built drawings all in one simple location. Attach photos, videos, GPR data, and other images to all site plans, providing additional, seamless access to all GPRS generated findings. A secure login permits users to upload and view their project site data, which can be sorted by document type, construction/plan date, and document title.

Second, you have SiteMap’s Map Viewer application, which grants users the ability to view, edit, download, print, and share site maps. This subscription for SiteMap further enables you to view every square inch of your site infrastructure, above and below the surface, from the comfort of your office desk. Map layers can be turned on and off, permitting views of individual utility types and features such as valves, light poles, manholes, and site photos. The Map Viewer aspect can also display 3D views of the interior of your buildings.‍

gives you instant access

to view every square inch of your facilities - above and below ground.
All of these informational layers are at your fingertips in an easy-to-use portal.
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Drone & Aerial Imagery

Drone imagery is a great way to view up-to-date conditions of your campus with higher spatial resolution than typical satellite generated images. Existing drone imagery and can be added to your map or you can have it collected and uploaded by GPRS.
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3d digital spatial information

This layer will allow you to digitize your building, automatically create 3D tours, create dollhouse views, create schematic floor plans, view structural reinforcement and utility layouts, and more. This can all be done from the comfort of your own office.
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Concrete Slab ComponeNTs & thickness

Structural and utility components within concrete slabs are critical features to map and record prior to construction planning, coring, or saw cutting. SiteMap allows you to view concrete slabs via uploaded structural drawing or even 3D models and tours.
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Underground Utility & Pipe INspection Data

Knowing the location of underground utilities is crucial in the planning phase and also in the construction phase. The sitemap system will allow you to view the current as-built position of site utilities as well as sewer and manhole video inspection data.
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Underground Storage Tank Information (UST)

Sitemap is a great way to document the horizontal and vertical position of your site UST's. It will also store documentation like periodic testing or release detection equipment, and inspections of overfill and spill prevention equipment.
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Subsurface Void Information

Information regarding the location of subsurface voids can often be discovered and mapped by GPRS. This information, stored in sitemap, can be critical when large machinery such as large cranes and concrete trucks are brought onto your site.
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Q: Why are as-built drawings important?
Most people don’t realize that as-built drawings and original facility maps aren’t the most accurate. Often, they don’t show improvements and renovations that were done to the project location or weren’t properly mapped by the original property inspectors. Click here to learn more about the issue with as-built drawings and how facility data management helps your cause.‍
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As- Built vs As-Intended Drawings

Unforeseen accidents, injuries, and damages can occur at a job site because of the utilization on inaccurate facility maps and drawings. As-built drawings are meant to be "as-intented". This is why starting facility maps only display the original subsurface infrastructure, while not showcasing renovations, variations, or unknown pipes. GPRS conducts quality utility locating to create and accurate, close to reality drawing of your subsurface utilities, not only potentially saving the lives of your field personnel, but reducing construction costs and preventing unwanted project delays.
Q: What are the differences between the Digital Plan Room and the Map Viewer?
The Digital Plan Room focuses on the storage and easy access portion of SiteMap. You might have your current blueprints on Google Drive, DropBox, or just rolled up in your office’s basement. The GPRS database allows clients to quickly access their records, which are always up-to-date and accurate.

The Map Viewer serves as the access point inside the GPRS SiteMap database that allows clients to physically view their searchable maps. Through the Map Viewer, customers can share maps with other employees and view (in real time) all up-to-date renovations in relation to their project site.

Q: What gets scanned and mapped through SiteMap?
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Q: How does GPRS promise the most accurate, up-to-date record drawings?
Your as-built drawings and maps are only as good as the data that’s used to create them. GPRS has completed over 250,000 projects since its inception in 2001. On top of this experience, our Project Managers utilize the SIM process on all service projects that helps enhance our 99.8% subsurface damage prevention rate. Experience and the SIM method ensure all quality mapping data is accurate and comprehensive.

Q: Is SiteMap included on all utility locating projects?
The easy answer? No. SiteMap is a new program that allows customers to purchase and obtain updated facility maps for their project site. However, GPRS includes basic PDF and .KMZ map files of your facility with every utility locate. Check out site-map.com to learn more about what this new service can do for you!
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When your site is managed by SiteMap with data from GPRS, you have the assurance that your data is the most up to date, accurate, and comprehensive information possible.

Utility locating

To ensure the overall timely success of your project, utility detection is critical to any construction project where subsurface excavation is planned. If this critical first step is ignored, the risk for injury increases, budget overruns can multiply and your schedule can be delayed.

video pipe inspection

Video Pipe Inspection (CCTV) is a service used to inspect underground water, sewer, and lateral pipelines. VPI is a great tool for investigating cross-bores, structural faults and damages, and lateral line inspection.

Concrete imaging

With new build construction and renovation projects, the likelihood of needing to cut or core concrete is high. There is an inherent risk of striking rebar, conduits, and post tension cables during the cutting or coring process. If a strike occurs, repair costs begin to add up, delays creep into your schedule and it creates a safety hazard for your employees.

mapping & modeling

The goal of the GPRS Deliverables Group is to deliver clear and understandable findings with each of our outputs from field markings to field sketches, KMZ files, or CAD drawings that provide 2D site plans or even 3D CAD models. In addition, upon the completion of every project, our customers receive a job summary that includes job scope information, site photos, description of site conditions, equipment used, and notes from the project.

SIM (Subsurface investigation methodology)

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Delivered only by GPRS, Subsurface Investigation Methodology (SIM) promotes the use of proper training, multiple industry-leading technologies and a field-tested methodology that is key to properly locating all site utilities, pipelines, conduits, and concrete reinforcement points. All three components combined help form the SIM Specification method, which all GPRS Project Managers master in order to build a world with 100% subsurface damage prevention.