Breaking Down Data Silos in Infrastructure Construction Management

Breaking Down Data Silos in Infrastructure Construction Management 

Effective collaboration and communication are critical for project success. However, the challenge of data silos persists, hindering a seamless flow of information among stakeholders. Let’s explore how Infrakit plays a crucial role in dismantling these barriers and fosters a more collaborative environment.

Transforming Confusion into Collaboration

Without intention, the natural silos that emerge from different core software defined by different stakeholder needs, can create barriers between groups that are much better off working together. Infrakit acts as a centralized hub, connecting diverse stakeholders involved in infrastructure projects. By integrating various data sources like surveying, machine control, field documentation and design models, Infrakit ensures real-time information sharing, enabling teams to work with the most accurate and up-to-date data.

The same goes for having a central platform where you can share custom data through our Saved Views with outside stakeholders (owners, designers, etc.) 

Turning Problems into Productive Solutions

When information is siloed, you’re only ever getting a partial understanding of the state of your project. This means that issues arising from, for example, an outdated model being passed to a machine, can fly under the radar leading to quality issues. 

Infrakit has a centralized and seamless quality control process built in, so that all stakeholders can mitigate compliance/quality risks in real-time.

Silos also often result in duplicated efforts and thus inefficient resource allocation. Infrakit reduces this significantly by enabling workers and teams to “self-serve” for their individual needs in minutes, rather than waiting hours or days and straining other data holders.

Transitioning from Clipboards to the Cloud

One of Infrakit’s strengths is its entirely cloud-based infrastructure, providing stakeholders with anytime, anywhere access to project data. This accessibility not only enhances collaboration but also offers a comprehensive view of the entire project, facilitating better decision-making and problem-solving. Even more than this, the data and decision-making “fits in your pocket” with Infrakit Field, Infrakit Survey, and Infrakit Truck, enabling field teams to adapt and operate with a higher degree of independence.

Book time with our experts to discover how these solutions can be leveraged for improved efficiency and success in your next construction project.

Alexander Zibell
February, 2024

Drag and drop Point Clouds are here with Infrakit 3.8.8

Drag and drop Point Clouds are here with Infrakit 3.8.8but there is something more! 

Yea, usually I’ve got to think reaally really hard on how to praise some of our more tech-savvy features, which certainly are worth the hype, but maybe a bit more hard to understand. More often than not, it ends up on some funny pop-culture BS that I am ranting for you, just to get you on a nice and happy mood… and maaybe to give a bit elaboration on the new stuff on Infrakit. 

But then, sometimes, even the greatest Shakespeare (yea, a bit of an overstated self-brag 😀) must accept the reality, that not all the stories need to be altered to be interesting. Sometimes, merely explaining the real-life story itself can be the best way to spark up the day. And yea, I know you know already, this is now that time. And the reason is really simple and plain. Because this big bad guy doesn’t need ANY introduction to ANYBODY. Ladies, and gentlemen: DRAG AND DROP POINTCLOUDS ARE HERE ! Yeah, Let’s go:  

Point-clouds soooo smoothly into Infrakit! 

 After all that praise and pre-hype, I think even you do not want to read anything anymore, and just skip to the good part -> The video… Enjoy 😊

3D Measurement tools and real-time cross-sections are also here! 

 Oooh boy, oooh baby, this is heeavy stufff!! Feels almost guilty to have these things on the same release with the point-clouds, cause c’mon, in any other version this would be biggest of all, but no way we got them for the same release 😀  

 Yea, a true art of measuring things is when you can do it three-dimensionally, which really gives you the reality on the site to your laptop on the office. Match drone and theoretical data in cross-sections (yeap, point clouds are cut too), snap measurements out of 3D objects both in cross section and in 3D view… works also very well for structures like bridges! 

Even if the Point Cloud is kind of the coolest star in the game field right now, these 3D measurement features amaze with their versatility.  

Global terrain model is the base of all 

If Infrakit software was a football team, this announcement would be like: “Hey, we got the biggest star Haaland (Point Clouds) into our gang, and we got the most versatile player De Bruyne (3D measurements) as well. But what could these two do without the base of it all, the mighty defender who might not be the flashiest, but boy is he/she the one who makes those stars spark even greater… Like John Stones.” 

Yea, I am talking about Global terrain model. Actually, indeed this is a funny pun, as it is sort of meant to be the base for IT ALL 😀. 

Check out here how to use this feature -> 

If telling all the stories, elaborating all the cool new stuff in Infrakit is hard job within one blog quick blog post with max three highlights, this time it was on a totally different level… There was so, much, more, that I would want to show all of you, but my blog space is already filling u… 

Haha just kidding, the blog post space does not fill up here, but still, I cannot show it all so please, let yourself enjoy by reading our release notes on aall the super nice new features like mentions for comments, folders for orthos, further improved 2D IFC, visual equipment assignments on map, and super-awesome 360 in-picture browsing  

See more in release notes

Jere Syrjälä
February, 2024

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Is digitalization just for large contractors, or can smaller teams gain just as much?

Is digitalization just for large contractors, or can smaller teams gain just as much?

Competition in construction is fierce, but smaller contractors can level the playing field by embracing technology. From saving costs on outsourced surveying, to streamlined office-to-field collaboration, to improved project management, to offering transparency to asset owners, the benefits are numerous.

Fortunately, Infrakit offers solutions designed to empower contractors big AND small.

There is no love lost for the titans of construction out there (we work with lots of you too), but here are a few ways the smaller ones are punching above their weight class using Infrakit!

Tech Consolidation/Standardization

Where larger operators and projects may require a lot of tech tools to satisfy diverse stakeholders, smaller contractors can often be more nimble and use fewer tools across more operations.

It’s much easier to run with a “single source of truth” for data management when you can deploy the solutions universally and train your team in a matter of hours.

Using Infrakit Survey, you can also significantly reduce outsourced surveying costs (both direct and indirect) by collecting survey points for QA and surface checks directly into the platform.

Improved Communication and Easy Data Sharing with all Stakeholders:

Whether team members are on-site or working remotely, cloud-based platforms like Infrakit ensure everyone is on the same page.

Map-based document/file sharing, real-time updates, and communication channels within the cloud platform provides situational awareness, enhances collaboration and reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings.

Empowered Site Personnel:

While not unique to construction, the larger the organization, typically, the larger the bureaucracy.

Smaller contractors get to cut right through that red tape and make faster decisions which boost productivity.

Having “answers in your pocket” widely available gives an increased level of independence for site workers

With “BIM in the Field” and the ability to save custom views, it makes it much easier to share only the relevant data with the right people at the right time

Dispute Resolution Insurance:

With easy-to-do Quality Assurance workflows and using time stamped site photos, Infrakit allows for complete transparency which helps to safeguard the contractor’s interests in case there is a legal dispute.

Infrakit isn’t just a tool – it’s a strategic advantage. With simple workflows, cost-effective surveying, and enhanced data management, Infrakit proves indispensable for contractors big AND small aiming to thrive in the competitive construction landscape.

See also how Infrakit can assist with winning construction tenders

John Frost
February, 2024

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