GPS and 3D technology added to graders

Central Coast Council is now using a new survey-based technology to maximise efficiency on road projects across the region.
Director Roads, Transport, Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff, said Council is installing new technology in graders and excavators.
“We are starting to install new survey systems in our excavators and graders which use GPS and 3D technology to dig and grade to millimetre accuracy,” Bolgoff said.
“Using this new approach allows our teams to deliver the accuracy required without the need to have surveyors recheck levels.
“Design drawings are simply uploaded to the survey system and the construction machinery automatically adjusts to the design levels.
“Since starting the roll-out of the technology, we have seen a reduction in material waste and achieved cost savings by delivering projects in less time.”
Mayor Lisa Matthews said new survey-based technology was part of Council’s commitment to deliver the best road project outcomes for the Central Coast.
“Maintaining and developing our 2,200 kilometre network of roads is a big job and we are embracing new technology and products to deliver for our community,” Clr Matthews said.
“This rollout follows other innovative and sustainable approaches we have adopted such as the use of a road surfacing product made from recycled soft plastic, glass and toner cartridges.”

Source:
Media release, Sep 26
Central Coast Council

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