DGS (Dynamic Ground Solutions) has initiated the use of digital technology and services from Smart Construction to accurately track work progress at its job sites across the country, in a move to optimise its profitability and establish a robust foundation for future digital advancements.
Smart Construction is a digital transformation strategy developed by Komatsu, Sony Semiconductors, NTT Communication, under the name of EARTHBRAIN Ltd. Smart Construction offers a suite of software, hardware solutions, and services to enhance efficiency and profitability by optimising job site processes.
Operating on a national scale, DGS has always been at the forefront of technological integration. This is demonstrated by their early adoption of Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology in the UK a decade ago. Currently, DGS is incorporating the latest feature of the iMC technology – autonomous as-built data capture. This innovative functionality enables machines, irrespective of their model or age, to autonomously collect location and elevation data from dozer tracks and bucket edges.
The gathered information is then automatically processed and displayed on the Smart Construction Dashboard. This allows customers to effortlessly monitor their volume-based work progress straight from their offices, providing daily updates on cut-and-fill operations for maximum efficiency.
It was this distinctive interconnectivity between the iMC technology and the Smart Construction Dashboard that influenced DGS’s decision to utilise this solution as a key part of their jobsite monitoring solutions.
The soil engineering specialist’s objective is to utilise technology throughout every step in the earthmoving process to gain earth movement information, allowing for effortless daily cut-and-fill checkup and quick reactions and recovery, pre-empting any financial overruns.
Alex Pilchowski, Senior Site Engineer at DGS shared his experience with Smart Construction: “The Dashboard has enabled us to take accurate measurements of work areas. The as-built data collected has proven to be invaluable, resulting in significant time and cost savings, along with an increase in safety on site.”
Richard Clement, Deputy General Manager at Smart Construction added: “It’s a pleasure to work with DGS again. The company was one of the first Smart Construction users in the UK and we have previously worked together on different projects and job sites. Dashboard has enabled DGS to secure daily precise cut-and-fill measurements and accurately understand how much material is being moved.
“At Smart Construction, we utilise digital solutions to assist clients in the earthmoving and quarry industries to optimise their processes, and in turn enhance productivity, accelerate project completion and ensure cost savings.”
For more information about Smart Construction and the range of solutions, please visit https://smartconstruction.io/