Over the last century, the sands of the Allegheny National Forest in the Southern Tier of New York State and adjacent Pennsylvania have yielded impressive volumes of oil — with a projected 160 million barrels still
After years in the excavation business, Jeff Swanson found his way to the football field. That’s because there’s a new generation of field surface that makes the original Astroturf a relic of the past. High schools across the
country are looking to the cheaper maintenance of a state-of-the-art field surface that looks and feels like grass,
and withstands a decade of constant use without wearing through.
With 200+ employees and annual sales in excess of $30 million, Union Concrete Construction Co. (UCC) is one of Western New York’s larger general contractors. Experts at bridge work, excavation, highway reconstruction
and more, the recent addition of a full GPS capability helped ensure the success of one of the largest projects it has undertaken: the $200 million Chautauqua County Airport expansion.
Topcon California’s GPS service manager, Joe Clifford, checks his laptop screen filled with green diamonds. Each diamond represents a job site where the contractor is using the TopCAL GPS+ Network.
The TopCAL network, owned and operated by Topcon California, spans north of Sacramento to the southern reaches of the San Francisco Bay Area. First tested in 2003, TopCAL is the largest privately owned machine-control network in the state and one of the largest in the country.
Have you ever tried to find the stump of a broken stop sign hidden under a snow bank?” Justin Burns’ question is not rhetorical. He’s the GIS coordinator of the St. Clair County, Michigan, Road Commission, and he knows first hand just how important it is to be able to accurately locate any of the more than 30,000 road signs his crews are responsible for maintaining. They have two specially-equipped “bucket trucks” dedicated exclusively to sign maintenance on the 1,800 miles of roadway within the county.
Things weren’t looking so good for the Road Reclamation division of Slurry Pavers. Slurry was unwilling to abandon the opportunities company officials knew existed in the reclamation area. Slurry Pavers moved Larry
Roberts into the manager’s position of the Reclamation division in August 2001. Within two years the division turned a profit. In October 2006 Slurry started work on their biggest job to date, the new 4th Runway construction project at Washington Dulles International Airport. The expanded Road Reclamation and Soil Stabilization
Steve Ristow is a classic “early adopter” when it comes to technology, and Schneider’s motor graders, dozers, and excavators all have extensive arrays of Topcon GPS antennas, sensors, and computer based control systems. But, perhaps the most striking example of Ristow’s dedication to Topcon technology is Schneider’s bright yellow Hummer H2 Quality Control vehicle.
The population of South East Queensland, an area of Australia that includes Brisbane and Gold Coast, is
growing and the increase in immigration to the area is expected to continue the growth trend over the next two decades. In anticipation of future growth, the councils of several South East Queensland cities have worked together to develop a drought contingency project, the Southern Regional Water Pipeline (SRWP), to create
PolySurveying of Mobile (Ala.) knows that, to do things right, it’s often best to do them yourself. Facing a
growing workload of elevation certificates for area homeowners looking to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, the company felt setting up its own CORS could improve efficiencies and allow them to better meet