HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - Henkels & McCoy (H&M) has been conducting a joint attachment pole audit and detailed equipment condition review for the City of Riverside, California. The first phase of the joint attachment audit, for 3,000 poles, needed to be completed within 26 weeks. H&M realized that to get this initial phase completed on time they needed to collect data faster, and their existing combination of equipment -- an inventory map, GPS, laser rangefinder, measuring tape and digital camera, would not get the job done.
H&M purchased ikeSolutions Poles. This mobile GIS solution enables all pole attachment measurements to be made from a single ikeGPS photograph. ikeSolutions Poles not only enables fast, accurate and safe measurements, it also provides a digital, photo-verifiable record for each pole and the related joint attachments. Pictures and associated data are captured together and are therefore viewed and managed from one source. Data is entered using customizable forms that are easily created and deployed with drag and drop workflow software. Additionally, since all the data is digitally recorded, there is no risk of transcription errors.
Previously H&M were able to collect data for about 20 poles per day. Using ikeSolutions Poles this increased to 45 poles per day. This in turn reduced their time to complete the 3,000 pole project from over 30 weeks to less than 14 weeks. Faster project completion means additional project work can be scheduled and revenue is increased.
Brad Mayo, Project Manager, further commented, "The photos are used to conduct fast and accurate measurements, and provide photo-verifiable evidence. We also now carry less equipment around in the field."
About Henkels & McCoy
Henkels & McCoy (H&M) is one of the largest and most highly regarded privately held engineering, project management, construction, and training firms in the US. H&M provides critical infrastructure services for the electric power, renewable energy, communications, natural gas, pipeline and water industries and consistently ranks at the top of Specialty Contractors according to the Engineering News-Record list. For more information visit www.henkels.com
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