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How GNSS Can Improve Your Construction Equipment & Projects

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Project development requires significant amounts of capital, labour costs and machinery. Managing your time and cost is critical in the successful completion of projects. 

With a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, you can maximize your time during the course of the project. Whether you need to check work, or guide your machinery, GNSS receivers can work for you. 

Many companies are reluctant to invest any more money into their projects, especially if they are unaware of the benefits. As we will discuss, GNSS technology can have a life changing impact on your project workflow. 

What Is GNSS & How Does A GNSS Reciever Work? 

GNSS refers to a system of satellites, known as a constellation, including; Europe’s Galileo, the USA’s Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s Global’naya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS) and China’s Beidou. These satellites provide signals from space that transmit positioning and timing data to GNSS receivers

In basic terms, GNSS receivers work like the GPS in your phone. Most GNSS receivers have two parts – the antenna and the processing unit. The antenna receives signals from multiple satellites at the same time, who all provide data to the receiver. The receiver then determines its position from three factors: longitude, latitude and height. The on board software then takes the satellite information and converts it into a useable position.  

GNSS receiver

The precision, provided by a GNSS receiver allow you to precisely guide your machinery. With a GNSS receiver you can avoid costly mistakes, saving you time and money. 

How Does GNSS Help Companies With Their Projects? 

Precise Precision for Management 

The data provided by a GNSS receiver allows a surveyor to provide project managers with the data they can use to avoid mistakes. A GNSS receiver can allow your project leaders access to accurate information about the job site, and can successfully plan to avoid any potential hazards in the future. With land surveying equipment, you can get precision data that will help make the difference between finishing your project on time, and costly delays. 

Increases to Productivity 

On site, GNSS receiver can provide machinery operators with live, precision positional data. There is no need to stop for weeks at a time to determine plans for machinery to follow. Everything is provided to the operators live, and in front of them. Work can be completed faster, more accurately and with significantly less mistakes. Increased productivity will also save man hours and a drop in potential construction delays. 

Reduction of Labour 

With the potential to integrate GNSS technology into your heavy machinery, including bulldozers, excavators, graders, and pavers, you can revolutionize your work flows. With machine-control technology you can drastically reduce the need for constant grade checking, work stops and mistakes. With the GNSS receiver integrated into your machinery, there is no need for an extra man on site, reducing man hours, and keeping employees out of the way.  

Tracking Information 

When GNSS receivers are used in heavy equipment, companies can track their machinery and receive live updates. A GNSS receiver allows an operator, manager and surveyors to have a detailed map, precise directions, all at the same time. With a GNSS receiver saving time, reducing potential delays and accidents, and reducing fuel costs is simple and easy. 

Reduction of Costs 

When you combine all the benefits of having GNSS technologies, and the potential for productivity increases, and accurate details avoiding unforeseen financial costs. With proper implementation of GNSS technologies, development companies can save countless dollars over the course of the project. 

Get GNSS Receivers From A Professional  

Incorporating GNSS receivers into your development project can have a massive impact on the management and execution of your project. Take the time to find an expert in land surveying equipment to help you find the right model for your project. 

Bench Mark Equipment & Supplies is your team to trust with all your surveying equipment. We have been providing high-quality surveying equipment to land surveyors, engineers, construction, airborne and resources professionals since 2002, establishing ourselves as the go-to team in Calgary, Canada, and the USA. We provide a wide selection of equipment, including global navigation satellite systems, RTK GPS equipment, GNSS receivers, data collector systems, and more. We strive to provide the highest level of customer care and service for everyone. To speak to one of our team today, call us on 403-286-0333 or email us at.       

About the Author

Nolan has been working in the surveying field since 2017, starting as a part-time student at Bench-Mark while attending the University of Calgary. He now works in technical support and sales helping customers find the right product for them.

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