Maximizing Construction Project Safety With SiteMap®

Maximizing Construction Project Safety With SiteMap®

GPRS, SiteMap’s founding company, is committed to the safety of every kind of construction project and the dedicated teams working on them. Our entire team prioritizes the safety of you, your team, and you job site so that you can go home at the end of the day, proud of the industry you serve and the work you accomplish. For this reason, we host Construction Safety Week (CSW) to help further educate companies on the best safety practices and available resources for this essential industry.

The first week of May each year, our certified safety professionals travel all over the country to meet with teams at their job sites for valuable safety training. These trainings tackle topics from proper site evaluation practices to how your mental health impacts your personal site safety.. If this kind of training is something you and your company would like to bring to your crews, please reach out to your local GPRS representative!

As we prepare to begin the 2023 CSW, we are especially excited to share details of our innovative infrastructure management software, SiteMap®, and how it can further maximize safety on any construction project.

With SiteMap®, powered by GPRS, facility managers are provided with an industry-leading platform that completely redefines collaboration. With best-in-class GIS software platform technology and unique digital tools, SiteMap® helps facility specialists execute the best possible infrastructure asset management practices. SiteMap’s innovative visualization capabilities are especially able to provide projects a clearer picture of their current site, and streamline communication.

This facility management platform helps further improve the safety of construction projects by…

  1. Ensuring proper documentation with real-time updates
    FINCH Brands
    recently performed a large-scale survey of qualified facility management respondents within the construction industry. Their results reported that 62% of facility managers were frustrated because they “have to look in many places to find subsurface utility information before breaking ground.” 
    This issue is especially prevalent in more traditional methods of filing construction data, such as hard copies or non-collaborative hard drive folders. These systems can be cumbersome and lead to miscommunication across a team, constantly having to re-reference important documents in separate files. This process is not only a waste of valuable project time, but if access to the most recent data is not properly provided, it can also cost a project thousands in funds if damages occur due to operating with inaccurate or outdated records.
    ’s services were designed to eliminate these issues once and for all. This innovative platform can provide you and your team with state-of-the-art software which goes above and beyond that of any standard GIS or cloud-based platform. With SiteMap®, you will be able to greatly improve the level of communication, organization, and safety on any project through the use of our Digital Plan Room. This feature is a secure, central repository in which you can upload and share all necessary facility maps, models, photos, reports, and other important as-built documentation in real time. These files can be seamlessly updated, directly linked, cross-referenced, and visualized within our corresponding Map Viewer.
  1. Maintaining detailed and accurate maps and models
    With our powerful Map Viewer, the once confusing, counter-intuitive process of viewing job site maps and models has now been completely simplified. Here users can see the most up-to-date versions of their site data fully mapped and pulled together into one seamless, accessible 3D visual. This process helps teams avoid any potential miscommunication or confusion by easily connecting locational data with specific uploaded documents, models, and specifications. With this important information all in one place, facility managers can easily track and geospatially tag maps and models for a more fluid experience when sharing and updating facility data. This way, utility, subsurface, and structural as-builts are made clearly visible to all team members. This empowers construction teams to collaborate better, having access to clear, detailed, and accurate measurements of the project site for a full, comprehensive view of the tasks at hand. This process helps teams to avoid miscommunications, costly change orders, lost time, and accidents.
  1. Creating all-encompassing representation of your construction site
    allows facility managers and their teams to view the geographic and structural data of their site above and below ground. This provides an all-encompassing view of the job site at hand, regardless of size or complexity, so that teams can properly account for any potential hazards. By visualizing project facility features  above and below ground, customers are provided with a detailed account of the exact location of their infrastructure features and how they spatially relate to each other. Thiscapability is exclusive to SiteMap®  because of our comprehensive GPRS inspection services. To provide accurate geographic models, we utilize only the most cutting-edge geographic data collection and mapping software techniques including concrete imaging, video pipe inspection (VPI), and 3D laser scanning to name a few. With all the necessary data accurately collected and fully modeled by these techniques described, their results can then be securely stored in the Digital Plan Room and easily viewed using Map Viewer on the SiteMap® platform.

Utilizing this ground-breaking technology, safety and communication on any project are greatly improved. This is why we proudly describe SiteMap® as Collaboration RedefinedTM. By allowing your team to work better together, SiteMap® helps you achieve the most efficient, cost effective, and safe outcome possible.

What can we help you visualize? Learn how SiteMap®, powered by GPRS, can provide complete facility visualization and improved communication by downloading our brochure, and contacting us for a quote today!