5 Tools to Help You Work Smarter

TraceAir's platform makes it easy to take measurements of your project in seconds without setting foot in the field.
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At TraceAir, our goal is to help our users work smarter, especially during the site development phase of their projects. Checking grading progress used to be a cumbersome task that required making a site visit, conducting a survey, and checking progress against drawings. But now, with the help of our tools and user-friendly platform, construction teams can take a smart approach to project management using drones.

Once drones capture a 3D survey of a project, our team works overnight to process the data, including overlaying design documents. Your scan is ready to view the next morning in TraceAir! We offer many valuable tools, and these are the five most commonly used features reported by our users.

1. Distance & Slope

​Distance is the straight distance between the points you have selected. Overground distance takes the terrain into account, so the overground distance is always longer than the straight distance. Average grade is the slope between the first and the last point on the line you have selected.

2. Area & Perimeter

​The Area & Perimeter tool allows you to perform takeoff of one or many areas on your site. It is also useful to turn on Overlays in order to assist in the tracing of a lot, street, or other area. You can add a depth variable to calculate volume.

3. Overlays

​Overlays are extremely useful in providing context for your jobsite. You can upload almost any 2D design document such as phasing plans, lot layout, street layout, and utility plans. Organize your Overlays using our folder structure for ease of navigation. Overlays make it easy to measure the site as-built against as-designed.

4. Measure Stockpiles

​Stockpiles create ad-hoc planes from the existing grade in order to measure the volume of a pile (or pit) above existing surface. This tool is especially useful for staying on top of site balance issues or tracking contaminated soil.

5. Cross-Section

​The Cross-Section tool allows you to see a profile view of the current grade (from drone scan) in order to compare to design grade and any other captured grade. The cross-section tool is especially loved by our geotechnical engineers.

I’m mesmerized by the engineering complexity and beauty of the process of converting the designs into functional spaces. A powerful blend of people’s creative ideas, brutal economics rules, laws of physics, and construction people’s skills and expertise makes this industry so unique. It’s incredibly cool to be a part of this process and contribute to empowering people in it.”

Maria Khokhlova, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

Construction marketing has always been a challenging and highly rewarding career path. Now that I’m in construction technology, I enjoy communicating how adopting new solutions can drastically increase efficiency for construction teams.”

Samantha Burns, Head of Marketing

I really enjoy being a part of the construction tech industry. It’s exciting to see ideas such as drones and automation that once were very futuristic now be an everyday reality that helps people and businesses. As a creative person, I find it empowering to work in a space that embraces out of the box thinking and going against the grain.”

Katie Larrimore, Marketing Specialist

My favorite part about working in the construction industry is listening to customer stories and being able to provide tech solutions to make their job easier. No two divisions are the same, and it’s rewarding to be able to connect and help clients solve their unique challenges here at TraceAir! I am eager to hear new challenges and look forward to the tech solutions down the road that TraceAir will create based on the needs of our clients.”

Jordan Wojtowecz, Account Executive

The construction technology industry is constantly changing and I love being a part of that evolution. I get to speak with a diverse group of land developers and acquisitioners who are integral parts of the home building machine; making their lives easier is so rewarding.”

Lauren Schaefer, Business Development Representative

I find it thrilling to be part of an industry with so much room for innovation and growth. Every day I am given the opportunity to speak with and learn from best-in-class homebuilders. At TraceAir, it’s incredibly rewarding to watch great minds come together to make construction a more collaborative and effective industry.” 

Kyra Ketch, Market Development Representative

Built environment impacts our lives on so many levels and the significance of what we do as an industry inspires me every single day. Our shared responsibility for the fragile nature we transform keeps me laser-focused on innovating sustainably. And I am beyond grateful to do so alongside the many amazing women leaders and professionals of TraceAir!” 

Alena Petrova, Product Manager

I've always been fascinated by how so many construction projects are so unique and individual, though the construction processes are the same for all of them. It is awesome to be a part of and to see how choosing to use sustainable materials, taking into account environmental factors, applying innovative engineering ideas and using digital technology make construction better, smarter and faster.” 

Olga Rollins, Operations Manager

I enjoy seeing the projects come together, each project is so different and presents a multitude of challenges that take real teamwork and collaboration to overcome. I love working with my clients in the construction industry and helping them utilize powerful tech tools to help their projects run smoothly.” 

Isabella Knori, Customer Success Manager

I’m particularly interested in the ever-evolving use of spatial data to inform decision making at all stages of construction. The increase in innovation and application, of both vector and raster data products, is really fascinating.” 

Cari Ruffino, Operations Manager

I worked at construction sites for 9 years and I can tell you that it’s so inspiring to see how your efforts grow into real objects. I was a surveyor and I saw all construction processes with my own eyes. The construction industry adapts to the technical progress so slowly, Traceair makes this process better and faster. It's why I like our company - it drives construction to the next level. We are on the way which turns the dreams of our clients into reality, and our dreams too.”

Olga Razina, GIS Specialist & Customer Success Engineer

Throughout the past  5 years in cartography & GIS, I have observed how technologies and automatization are making the industry better and faster. I find inspiring bringing this into construction to make the industry even greater! Humans are everywhere, everybody needs place, construction grows. TraceAir shows that we are able to reach our designs faster with drones help and to enjoy the process using platform, maps, tools, etc. Join us!”

Vera Lugovskaya, GIS Specialist

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