Technology

Using GPS in Construction Part 2

With the advent of smartphones, GPS technology has become a near, ubiquitous part of our daily lives. Whether we are trying to find the coffee shop where we are meeting or looking for a pizza place near our hotel, we can consult our phones to point us in the right direction, using GPS. GPS is finding a home in the construction industry as well, where a number of functions are enhanced through its use. Throughout our area and nationwide, our Bradenton construction lawyers have worked with many companies. The ones that use GPS technology see enhancements in the safety, precision, and efficiency of their projects.

In the first part of this series, we discussed some of the benefits of GPS technology. In this part, we will go over some of the practical uses that our Bradenton contractor lawyers have seen:

Surveying and Mapping

Drones can be flown over future jobsites to capture video and data that, in turn, can be used to survey the land and map out the area. This information can prove instrumental in design and procedural decisions.

Managing People and Resources

GPS technology can be used to track the movement of vehicles, as well as, the people who use them, and the materials they carry. If vehicles and equipment need to be shared across projects, GPS can be used to to keep track of its location. If planned correctly, you can ensure that your vehicles are always in the correct place. Materials can always be delivered to the precise place where it is needed with GPS. Also, your employees’ location can be tracked and compared to the progress being made on specific parts of a project.

Equipment Protection

By monitoring the movement of your equipment, you can determine if they are in an unauthorized area. The information can be sent to your smartphone or computer and give you an opportunity to contact the proper authorities.

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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.

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