It enables us to complete projects that are trending to be completed in shorter timetables- on time, on/under our clients budgets and with the same precision and quality our reputation has been established on and is expected from our work.
All of this ability begins in the office before it sees the field via Trimble Business Center HCE. This is a software program where the 3D models are made and exported to a file that is placed via USB to our machines. View the image above to get an idea of what a 3D Model looks like. This software is used to complete "takeoffs" for estimating purposes to generate accurate quantities of Cuts, fills, select aggregates to be competitive when bidding or saving our clients' money for the negotiated work. It also aids in finding "problems" that can be corrected ahead of time instead of in the field saving valuable time that may make a difference in completing the project on time.
If the plans call for subgrade to be 21" below finished grade-that's where our machines excavate to- no over cuts/fills saving time and money. Again if 12" of select gravels are called to be placed that is what our client will get- 12" not 10" or 13", its 12", exactly what they are paying for!
We use Caterpillar equipment- the most highly regarded in the construction industry. CAT is partnered with Sitech Northeast who specializes in the equipment automation aspect-this equipment is made by Trimble another industry leader like CAT. Together with their resources our downtime is negligible and when a problem may arise it is promptly attended to so we can continue to deliver our service to our client on time and on budget.
Currently we have 2 bulldozers Trimble GPS equipped and one excavator. Our Cat D6K is dually equipped with Trimble GPS and UTS to adapt to what our project needs. We also have Survey/layout ability using a Trimble GPS Base and Rover or a Trimble Total Station.
Along with the previous stated benefits- Safety is also an added benefit. With the ability to reduce people on site such as grade check laborers- a reduction of accidents/injuries are a hidden reward.