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Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) 2019

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019

JOIN US for OTECH 2019

October 29-30, 2019
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Terracon is transforming the way you think about geotechnical conditions during site-selection and due diligence. Stage1, issued through our collaborative web-based platform, GeoReport®, allows you to access site-specific data earlier than ever before.

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Today’s Connectivity: Using Historic Data to Anticipate Future Risk

Tuesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
What lies beneath the surface of any given site? Risk. Specifically, the risk associated with unknown conditions during project conception and initial design. Unanticipated subsurface conditions have the potential to force delays and cost overruns on even the best-managed and well-executed projects. In this digital era, mitigating risk associated with subsurface exploration and unanticipated subsurface conditions during construction is a top priority. Utilizing processes for compiling and managing data, and GIS methods to analyze and present site data along with historical subsurface information, we can ultimately lower risk for the entire project team. How does it work? Consider for more than a century geotechnical professionals have meticulously documented the location and conditions encountered in hundreds of thousands of subsurface borings. We are utilizing the power of GIS-processing in conjunction with this library of historical subsurface information to more efficiently set through exploration scope development, project feasibility studies, site selection, and preliminary budgeting. Digitizing the historical subsurface information creates a catalyst for an interactive, web-based platform that combines the publicly available information and collected data, and culminates with the invaluable opinion of a local, experienced geotechnical engineer. This connectivity aids in the reduction of risks associated with unknown conditions on prospective project sites, and for our valuable team members. By using past information to better understand the present, we are developing smarter work scopes and able to more efficiently anticipate subsurface conditions.

Using Today’s Technology for Enhanced Inspection Tools and Results

Wednesday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Terracon has developed technical workflows to enhance accuracy, collaboration, and transparency to the inspection and verification of materials and workmanship on construction projects. The technical workflows known as TargetID (Terracon Acquisition & Reporting of Geospatial Engineering, Testing & Inspection Data), provides a unique blend of traditional and web GIS tools to support real-time sharing and tracking of data. Through the use of hand-held devices, inspectors in the field are capable of performing numerous tasks. This includes knowing where they are in relation to the project; as they see themselves standing on the project site plans.  They can locate and log test locations, measure and delineate areas that are representative of the test results as well as enter and upload test results and georeferenced pictures.  They can also access historical test information, such as non-conforming results. TargetID also produces unique materials test reports, that includes not just the standard material test results, but can also include a graphic location of the test showing where on the plan the test was taken, the representative area for the test, and photos related to the test. The use of GPS to locate the test eliminates the occasional data entry error and allows the inspector to “see” the station and location of where he is standing. To further enhance collaboration, Terracon leverages a combination of ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online to support our technical workflows and create interactive GIS content in a web browser; which can be shared with clients and owners to show in real-time as tests are completed, their location and their results. It places the project with all the pertinent data right at the fingertips of the project manager.  The ability to provide access to this information further enhances collaboration through immediate notifications when test results are not as expected.    

Transparency and Flexibility in Material Testing Data Reporting

Wednesday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
The ability to share data quickly and efficiently is becoming more and more critical in today’s construction industry. It is equally important to be flexible to work with multiple systems, users and clients. To that end Terracon has developed iTrams. iTrams is Terracon’s new proprietary software developed to reduce paper, expedite workflow, and distribute and display material test results quickly and easily. iTrams is cloud-based allowing multiple users, clients, and owners to quickly access, approve and view test results. The software has purposefully been developed to a 90% complete stage allowing for the final 10% to be customized to a particular project or owner’s needs. It is also infinitely flexible, allowing who performs what task, who can edit, tests, workflow, and even button names to be changed as required. Notifications can also be set to various thresholds allowing who is notified when to be changed and adjusted as needed. Test results can be viewed as soon as they are entered in the field or later depending on the owner’s or client’s needs and desires. Additionally, test results can be viewed as trends allowing issues to be resolved and identified before impacting a project’s schedule. With the data at the entire team’s fingertips, discrepancies and non-conforming test results can be quickly and easily resolved. This collaboration is critical in today’s construction market, and having the information in the cloud simply makes everyone’s jobs that much easier. .

Contact Us

Michael Jenkins

National Director, Transportation

Construction Quality Services

(512) 358-9886

Tracey Grover

Manager Regional Services

(623) 474-9188

Mike Frawley

Assistant National Manager

(919) 436-2987

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