HeadLight for Infrastructure Work
Pavia Systems, www.paviasystems.com, Seattle, Wash., a transportation software company specializing in creating technology for organizations in the transportation infrastructure industry, recently cited an American Society of Civil Engineers report that shows that more than 200 million trips are taken daily across deficient bridges in the nation’s largest cities.
The report further points out that one in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient, and the average age of the nation’s 607,380 bridges is 42 years old.
The challenge is clear. America’s transportation infrastructure is in need of a new solution that builds safer roads and bridges, and Pavia Systems is helping to do just that with its new tool, HeadLight, a software system built with realtime, direct input from project inspectors on the job. The solution is designed exclusively for road-owning government agencies to gain easier, more effective, and less-costly ways for their teams to perform project inspections in the field.
The HeadLight tool replaces the current, manual process of project inspections. The manual process is slow and many times can lead to delays in project improvements. With HeadLight, information about a deficient bridge or unsafe road can be transmitted to state DOT (Dept. of Transportation) officials instantly, compared to the paper-and-pen process, which many times would take days and could cause delays to road improvements.
According to the January 2015 Implementation Plan report produced by the FHWA (Federal Highway Admin.) and AASHTO (American Assn. of State Highway and Transportation Officials), e-Construction is the way of the future because the paperless process accelerates the inspection process. In such a system, every data element is stored once via modern technologies, including mobile devices, and can be accessed securely by all key stakeholders at both a project and program level. HeadLight’s e-Construction process includes electronic submission of construction documentation, electronic document routing, and approvals (e-signatures).
The HeadLight software program is designed with high-technology capabilities for transportation agencies to gain easier, more effective, and less-costly ways to perform construction inspections in the field. The benefits include significant productivity gains, time savings, and data quality improvements.
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