As with all things in today’s society, each year technology brings higher levels of automation into every aspect of life. Construction is no different. Over the past ten or so years, GPS machine control has become increasingly more integrated into the construction process, allowing construction companies to grade entire subdivisions to rough grade tolerances without the need for high levels of construction staking. Just as aerial photogrammetry eliminated the need for huge survey crews collecting 1,000s of acres of topo data, gone are days of planting a forest of lath, only to get wiped out by earth movers every other day.
Machine control is here to stay, and North Coast Engineering sees a huge benefit in being able to offer this service in house. We feel that our background and experience in the construction industry gives us an advantage. Being able to build the models in house gives us the ability to quality control and check these through both the Civil Engineering and Surveying departments. We can respond to any revisions or questions about the model or plans with the same level of care and urgency that our clients have come to expect from us which is required to keep a construction project on schedule and moving forward.
Currently North Coast Engineering built a model for a 130 lot subdivision in North Paso Robles with over 400,000 cubic yards of dirt being moved for SPURR Co. Working closely with SITECH Pacific who provides the necessary GPS hardware and software for the modeling and along with some supplemental staking, they have been off and running for about 3 weeks now, and things are progressing nicely.
Along with Machine Control Models, NCE is now offering earthwork takeoffs, materials takeoffs, and site progress mapping.
We are excited to be able to provide this new service.
For more information, check out our website and feel free to reach out either by phone or email with any questions.
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Our survey department has been providing services for both private and public clients through out California.
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Greg Jaeger, PE
President & CEO
John Luttman, PE
Vice President & Principal Engineer, QSD/P
Tucker Sanders, PLS
Vice President & Survey Manager