Every client, every project, and every deliverable is different. That is why we offer custom development options for our major software applications to ensure you are able to access and deliver your data exactly how you need it. Many other popular software packages have been built with a one-size-fits-all mentality, which means the client has to work around the limitations of a generalized application. We build to suit your project, and we are happy to discuss how we can customize our software to better fit your needs. Following are several examples of the types of projects where we have built new functionality into our applications in order to better serve our clients. Contact us today if you are interested in discussing adding new features to our existing software. 

Pipeline Evaluation

Pipelines provide an efficient and important method for transporting oil and natural gas. Consequently, any disruption to a pipeline can be disastrous, resulting in millions of dollars lost per hour of downtime, as well as negative consequences to the environment. Traditionally the methods for verifying that pipeline trenches have been dug to spec has relied an manual and visual assessments. We offer a better method by using scanning technology to create a 3D model of the trench that can be automatically analyzed. Length, width, and height can all be extracted, as well as measurements of the volume removed, and even alerts to any abnormal protrusions such as rocks that have shifted after the dig. By automating the process we help guarantee that newly constructed pipelines are installed into properly measured and analyzed trenches, helping to minimize any potential for future failure.  

Building Information Modeling

As 3D technology has continued to evolve the desire for detailed building models has grown as well. The applications can vary, from security uses, to historical preservation, to architectural and design projects. By utilizing scanning technology accurate digital models of existing buildings can be created and measured. Stationary, mobile, and even aerial LiDAR can be used for this purpose, and the addition of photography allows for RGB mapping, creating a colorized, interactive 3D model of the structure. All of the captured data points are tied to GIS coordinates, which provides precise locational and measurement data. By utilizing these methods we are able to create models that provide valuable information that can help preserve the details of the original building and extend the lifecycle of the structure.  

Rail Network Inspection

The safety of any rail network relies on proper inspections. And in order to effectively inspect the rail you need to be able to do it both efficiently and accurately. We utilize complimentary technologies to capture all of the data pertinent to the rail network. The Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS) provides a close-up and detailed 3D scan of the tracks and rail bed, while mobile LiDAR and high-resolution imaging systems create a model of the surrounding environment. By using these technologies in tandem we provide a comprehensive overview of the network and existing infrastructure. 

LCMS: Cracks, Joint Bars, Anchors, E-Clips, Ties, Tie Plates, Spikes, Ballast, Track Geometry

LiDAR/Imaging: Right-of-Way Encroachment, Infrastructure Assessment, Clash Detection