Leica Geosystems Partners with Infotech to Introduce Construction Inspection Solution, Increases Efficiency of Data Collection for Civil Infrastructure Projects
First Proven Solution Already Adding Multiple Efficiencies for Inspectors in the Field
(NORCROSS, GA, USA) September 13, 2021 – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced today FieldGenius for Construction Inspection, a solution that increases efficiency and accuracy of daily work reporting for inspectors and engineers in construction firms and Local Public Agencies involved in civil engineering infrastructure projects.
The FieldGenius for Construction Inspection solution is the first product of its kind to seamlessly integrate information and reduce the risk of human error from manual collection and input. Developed in partnership with Infotech®, a leading provider of SaaS solutions for infrastructure construction, FieldGenius for Construction Inspection is designed to simplify and accelerate the construction inspection process by streamlining how survey data is collected and reported with Infotech’s Appia® construction management service.
Accelerating Inspection for Infrastructure Construction
The integrated solution eliminates office time spent entering data collected from the survey system and the need to annotate sketches for visual inspection support. FieldGenius also reduces the number of devices carried by the inspector in the field, as well as errors in transcription of disconnected data sets. The result: easily created digital as-builts for future infrastructure maintenance and construction.
“Until now, the construction inspection process – a necessary part of quality control validation and contract management – has been unwieldy,” said Troy Dahlin, vice president of heavy construction for US/Canada, Leica Geosystems. “Information was often hand-written on notepads, photos were snapped on cell phones, and data was manually entered into software. This new powerful solution is greatly needed by the industry, and we see a lot of potential in the use of digital as-builts in the construction inspection process to enhance safety, quality, and time/cost savings.”
With FieldGenius for Construction Inspection, field inspectors can now complete their daily work report (DWR) faster and more accurately in four simple steps: 1) Collect project data with any of the many compatible Leica GNSS rovers and data collector; 2) Record project data in the FieldGenius Construction Inspection app, which automatically associates project item information with survey data collected during inspection; 3) Export the inspection file from FieldGenius, and; 4) Upload into the Appia service.
Information is no longer left in silos but is integrated seamlessly, and the risk of human error present in manual collection/input is reduced.
“The days of having multiple inspection sources from multiple project stakeholders to inspect the jobsite are over,” commented Will McClave, President of Systems at Infotech. “In partnership with Leica Geosystems, we have automated what was once a manual, time-consuming process, streamlining together a solution to simplify construction inspection, as well as support the creation of a digital as-built to increase efficiency in ongoing maintenance.”
Field-tested and Ready
FieldGenius for Construction Inspection was field tested with inspection teams on a large highway project over a period of eight weeks in Spring 2021. Field inspectors validated significant improvements in their ability to record and deliver inspection reports in Appia, reducing preparation time and reporting errors. Additionally, they cited benefits in enabling stake-less job inspections as well as as-built verification for ongoing maintenance and design.
“The comments and reviews from our in-depth field testing illustrate that FieldGenius for Construction Inspection is already working, it’s already successful, it’s proven, and it’s already adding multiple efficiencies for inspectors in the field,” commented Dahlin.
Leica Geosystems’ solutions are part of the Hexagon Heavy Construction portfolio that delivers value to its customers in the construction industry through an innovative portfolio of technologies across the life cycle of infrastructure projects. FieldGenius for Construction Inspection is available through Leica Geosystems.
To learn more about the FieldGenius and Appia integration, visit Leica Geosystems.
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon
Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 21,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
Info Tech, Inc., DBA Infotech (Infotech) is a leading SaaS solutions provider for the infrastructure construction industry. Informed by DOT relationships and decades of experience, Infotech develops software solutions that bridge the gaps between owners, consultants, contractors, and other project stakeholders. Whether it be tools for construction administration and inspection or secure online bidding, Infotech’s solutions are built to increase transparency, productivity, and the availability of data. Infotech is the developer of Appia®, Bid Express®, and Doc Express®, as well as the official contractor for AASHTOWare Project™. For more information, visit infotechinc.com. In addition, for more information about Infotech’s expert statistical and econometric consulting services, visit infotechconsulting.com.