GPS is More Than a Survey Tool at raSmith

GPS for ConstructionWhile GPS has traditionally been used by raSmith to survey property, our construction services staff is now using GPS to calculate quantities including earthwork as part of our construction management and inspection services.

Our use of GPS to verify construction data has become increasingly important as more contractors are taking advantage of GPS-controlled equipment. raSmith is using GPS as a tool to provide greater accuracy and increased productivity, which translates to a cost savings for our clients.

About the Author

Pat Zimmer is raSmith’s director of construction services in our Brookfield, Wis., office. Over his 35 years of experience, Pat has been involved with a conservative estimate of more than 1,000 projects ranging from highways and bridges to municipal water and wastewater.

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