SITECH Website has had a face lift

sitechcsWe are pleased to reveal our newly designed website for SITECH Construction Systems. We encourage you to explore the site so we can introduce you to our full suite of solutions.

Our new website, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, is more agile, interactive, and is easier to scan, read and navigate, enabling you to find what you need quickly. The site is responsive, meaning you’ll easily see the website whether you’re browsing with your computer, tablet or phone.

As well as aesthetic changes to the website, we’ve made some changes to the information on it too. You can now find our solutions broken down by industry area, as well as more information on the solutions we provide. We’ve also included some new pages, like Case Studies, and Current Promotions, so you can easily find any of the information that you’re looking for.

We hope you’ll stay to have a look around the new site. If you have any feedback you would care to share please let us know.

Connected Site Finishes two months early

georgiouGeorgiou Group were awarded a land development project in Alkimos, WA, which involved moving 600 000 cubic meters of sand, rock and limestone 1.5 kilometers between the cut and fill zones. Wanting to improve productivity and cost control they turned to SITECH WA and Trimble technology for help understanding payloads, movement of materials, and the productivity of operators and mass haul routes.

The team adopted a range of Trimble solutions including: the 3D GCS900 Grade Control System, 2D Project Monitoring on Haul assets and LOADRITE X2350 excavator scales. Data from this hardware was used by InsightHQ and VisionLink software to improve productivity, increase data transparency and accuracy, and therefore reduce costs. Georgiou used Business Center – Heavy Construction Edition (HCE) software for Mass Haul Analysis and Design Creation. Utilisation of SCS900 Site Controller software and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles augmented the site solution.

The use of these solutions as a connect site gave Georgiou a 33% project time reduction and a 25% hauling productivity gain through transparency of payloads.

See all of the benefits and more details about the solution in this Trimble case study.

Fully equipped to avoid expensive under-loading

aarsleffWhen Danish contractor Per Aarsleff started the construction of its new headquarters they had to excavate and remove 45,000 cubic meters of earth and clay. In order to be profitable it was important to control costs and one way to do this is to make sure the trucks did not run under-loaded. The reason for this according to Par Aarsleff chairman, Casper Gram, is because under-loading each truck by one tonne would equate to an extra 47 truckloads moved on this job, according to his estimation.

See how Per Aarsleff achevied an accurate weighing of ± 3% margin of error with no disruption to the operator of the excavator in SiteView (page 34).

Off Shore Accuracy

offshore-300x151“The basic rule of dredging is that you don’t want to over- or under-dredge,” explains Adam Whitcome, operations manager for CGC Dredging, the firm tasked with dredging the harbour entrance of Port Geographe in Busselton, WA. “Over-dredging means you spent time and money, like burning diesel, that you didn’t need to; and if you under-dredge your floor may not meet design depth specification. You really need to be precise and efficient in your work and also have the ability to make adjustments according to design parameters.”

But how do you get it right?

See how CGC Dredging got it right for the Port Geographe dredge of page 8 of the November SiteView.

Getting Started With Machine Control

Without a doubt, few technologies have done more to advance the construction industry than 3D Machine Control. These simple, yet powerful, solutions offer a number of benefits to contractors the world over. In this video, SITECH SE, our American counterparts, will take a step back, and look at the basic setup and use of these powerful systems from the perspective of a first time or casual user.

By gaining a solid understanding of the concepts and best practices of Trimble GCS and Cat Accugrade technology, operators can instantly begin to gain the productivity and efficiency enhancements that are available with 3D Machine Control. This video is a perfect first step for those wanting to learn more about this exciting technology.