Thanks to huge strides in GNSS-enabled equipment, jobsite efficiencies continue to soar on both the survey and construction fronts. But until recently, the flow of real-time information and job-critical data between the office and personnel in the field have simply not kept pace with those onsite advances. But companies such as Sisemore Weisz & Associates (SW&A), which recently marked the one-year anniversary employing Topcon’s MAGNET Enterprise suite, are changing that—in a big way.
When confronted with a change in regulatory policy affecting how stockpiles could be verified, coal mining operations in central Alabama demanded immediate compliance from the engineering firms that oversee that activity for them.
Steve Hubertus, LS, of Hornell, N.Y.-based Stephen J. Hubertus Land Surveyor, and Jim Ball, owner of Wellsville, N.Y.-based James Ball Land Surveyor, have received a lot of business locating and mapping oil and gas wells in their area--but they didn’t stop there.
Located in northwest Pennsylvania, adjacent to New York’s Southern Tier, the Allegheny National Forest consists of 513,325 acres of prime woodland and sits atop some prolific oil sands. Over the last century, those sands have yielded impressive volumes of oil, according to Jim Ball, LS, owner of James Ball Land Surveyor in Wellsville, N.Y. ...