Using GPS in Construction Part 1
In recent years, there have been a myriad of innovations that have elevated the construction industry. Project management software, drones, and augmented reality have gone a long way to enhance safety and productivity on the jobsite. All these items point to a future where a highly technological workplace is the norm, not the exception.
One such innovation that has been around for several years, but is starting to hit its stride is Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. GPS has long been used by the U.S. military and anyone trying to find their destination. However, it’s uses in the construction industry are growing rapidly and with great success.
Our Sarasota construction attorneys have worked with many companies and have seen the successful application of GPS technology. That’s why we have created this two-part series to discuss the uses of GPS technology and its benefits. For more information about GPS technology, visit the second part of this series.
Benefits of GPS Technology
GPS technology is enhancing what construction companies do in a variety of ways. Some of the benefits include:
- Creating a safer jobsite: GPS technology adds precision to tasks like grading, reducing the need to have a worker on the grade. GPS can also give workers a picture of what they are digging into before excavation. These enhancements can also prevent the types of disputes and claims that may require the assistance of a Sarasota construction lawyer.
- Cost and time efficiency: GPS technology can provide data on the movement of vehicles and workers. This data can be compared with worker output to get a feel for their effort and what it yields. This data can also capture fuel consumption, the efficiency of routes, and vehicle wear and tear.
- Tracking: Vehicles and materials can be tracked to ensure optimum usage.
- Accuracy: In the grading and excavation processes, GPS technology can survey the land and the data can be used to ensure that tasks are completed correctly.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.