PWS and Heavy Civil Construction Innovations

Drone Stockpile Calculation

Heavy civil construction has long been the backbone of infrastructure development,
shaping the way societies function and grow. From roads to tunnels to the very ground
our buildings are sitting on these projects are essential for economic progress and the
well-being of communities. In recent years, the industry has witnessed a remarkable
transformation driven by emerging technologies and innovative trends. PWS is on the
cutting edge in this trend.
This blog will delve into some of the most exciting
developments at PWS and in construction innovations, showcasing how we use these
innovations and how they are reshaping the industry.

Drones and Aerial Imaging

Drones have revolutionized the way PWS conducts surveys and monitors construction sites, facilitating the creation of timely and accurate topographical maps. Our drones offer high-resolution imagery and topographical data, thereby improving site analysis and progress tracking. In real-time, we can monitor sitework progress, daily productivity, and stockpile data. The data collected by PWS drones plays a crucial role in both planning and executing plan sets. Furthermore, these drones enhance safety by undertaking high-risk tasks, such as inspecting hard-to-reach structures and conducting aerial surveys in hazardous areas.

Semi-Autonomous Construction Equipment

PWS uses semi-autonomous equipment for increased efficiency, accuracy, and safety.
Utilizing one of our controlled machines such as the D6K dozer with orbital laser grading system
ensures greater accuracy in finish grading surfaces where GPS signal cannot reach. Hydraulic control
allows the blade of the machine to be controlled by the machine control system with an accuracy of less than 1/10th of an inch.

A GPS system also orients a machine’s position with respect to the site design. Giving
the operator the ability to compare the depth of the cut versus the site plan. Making use
of construction innovations with our machines such as our 360l excavator has increased our
accuracy and saves both time and material costs.

Embracing Innovation

The heavy civil construction industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation thanks
to these emerging technologies and trends. Innovation allows us to complete work in an hour that used to take an entire day. Innovation allows us to capture accurate data From the deployment of semi-autonomous
construction equipment and the integration of sustainable practices, innovation is driving progress in the field. We embrace these innovations and are well-positioned to work with you and provide solutions.

You can count on PWS and our mission of Quality, Safety, Pride, and Performance.