The Innovator’s Angle: Planning Successful Projects

By Mark Williams

The Innovator's Angle logoWhether a tile system, earthworks, paving project or landfill, there are three common threads in planning a successful project:

1. A high accuracy topographic map of the project area is critical. Depending on the scope of the project the designer can use photogrammetry, GPS mobile mapping, LIDAR, or standard data collection methods. Background imaging and existing data can also be incorporated for more detail.

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The Innovator’s Angle: Giving contractors and the driving public their money’s worth

By Mark Williams

The Innovator's Angle logoRoad paving operations, whether on major highways or small local routes, are a process that everyone on the roadway is an expert in. They can tell if the base was constructed properly because the road maintains its designed shape, and easily see and feel potholes created by drainage problems. Anyone behind the wheel can tell if the pavement was properly designed and installed by observing its longevity and, probably the most evident, by the ride quality.

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