technology

Technology

Advancing Our Work With Technology

Civil construction has been tried and true for a long time, but at Castle we're always looking to enhance our processes and tools to provide more value to clients and project teams while making our work in the field safer and more efficient. We know we can raise the bar in the civil world through experimenting with technology, collaborating with product and equipment manufacturers, and monitoring the industry for applications that enhance our world. In the end, it means we reduce risk and deliver a better end result.

See Underground With Subsurface Utility Mapping

Subsurface Utility Mapping (SUM) gives owners an accurate understanding of the location of utilities underground long before the excavator shows up on site. In dense campuses and urban sites with a lot of history, pulling old drawings is rarely a true depiction of what subsurface infrastructure actually exists. SUM can heavily influence design decisions, helping the team know what's there and sometimes alter design to avoid or accommodate previously unknown utilities, therefore reducing change orders in the future. SUM data also helps construction teams prevent safety issues and project delays that could be caused by unknowingly hitting a gas, medical gas, communications, power, water or sewer line.  

Mixed Reality

Mixed Reality helps facility managers and project teams gain a better understanding of the underground world on their project site by viewing a 3D Civil Information Model via a mixed reality headset or tablet that accurately portrays underground utility alignments and locations while at their location. Castle is continuously experimenting to advance this application! 

Drones in Construction

Drones are being utilized almost as a rule on construction sites today. In addition to capturing visual progress updates and topographic information for an owner and project team, Castle uses drones to capture data that helps project teams determine earthwork and excavation production on a project. This application has proved very successful on large-scale, fast-paced sites, allowing the project team to adjust schedules, resources and manpower.