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Pavia Systems | Field Support Agent

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Caltrans Improves Daily Construction Reports and Reduces Risk

Jacobs-inspector-using-headlight-2Our client, Caltrans, manages more than 50,000 miles of highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies across 12 districts in support of a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system statewide.
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E-Construction in the Field

Switching to an e-construction model can have impacts on all phases of design and construction but often the biggest changes occur in the field. This is where inspectors, field engineers, contractors, owners, and others will have to make changes to their daily operations. Mobile devices can be utilized in the field for collecting data, syncing data, and digitally transmitting and approving documents. These devices can be used to track all kinds of construction activities from material delivery to final approval. Continue reading E-Construction in the Field

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Making the Switch to Digital Documentation

In our last e-Construction series post What is e-Construction?, we defined the term “e-Construction” and discussed some of the benefits and challenges of transitioning to a paperless system. Making the switch is not always easy and there are steps that can be taken to ensure success. An initial analysis of current practices and systems is important to understanding how to integrate new digital systems with traditional paper records and any existing digital records. Continue reading Making the Switch to Digital Documentation

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What is e-Construction?

Constructing infrastructure is a costly and time consuming affair. Owners and builders go through great efforts testing, inspecting, and documenting many important activities to ensure these cost and time expenditures do not overrun. Traditionally, these tests, inspections, and other documents have been recorded on paper and retained in paper form for years, until they could safely be discarded. E-Construction is an electronic alternative to this where records are recorded and kept digitally, throughout the life Continue reading What is e-Construction?