How TraceAir Improves Workflows for Geotechnical Engineers and Reduces Costs for Owners

TraceAir's web-based platform reduces costs for the owner, saves time, and allows project teams to collaborate easily to solve challenges.
How TraceAir Improves Workflows for Geotechnical Engineers and Reduces Costs for Owners
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Improving Workflows for Geotechnical Engineers

Geotechnical engineers use TraceAir to save time when designing stormwater diversion plans and other environmental tasks on site development projects. Using the cross section tool along with other comparison and measurement tools, engineers are able to look at slopes in real time with the project team and evaluate how they might impact the design of the diversion plan.

Without TraceAir, the process to develop these plans is static and not as collaborative. Engineers typically use the following process:

  • Develop multiple options in CAD
  • Discuss the options at a meeting with the owner and contractor
  • Note their feedback, then spend extra time revising plans following their meetings

Featured Tool: Cross Section

TraceAir's cross section tool allows users to review elevations along a designated path. The tool also compares cross sections of the designated path to the design grade and previous data from prior scans. The cross section tool is used by engineers, superintendents, foremen, and land development professionals to quickly check elevations on their projects. This tool is easy to use from any mobile device and doesn't require any technical expertise of CAD software.

With TraceAir, geotechnical engineers can meet virtually with the project team and determine how to design a channel for an intermittent winter condition by screen sharing and looking at it together. Looking at TraceAir's current 3D topographical surveys and using measurement capabilities can eliminate the need to go into the field and allows teams to develop these plans virtually. This saves hours of time spent in meetings and on back and forth communication.

Using TraceAir to collaborate with project team members reduces the duration and frequency of consultant meetings by up to 50%, resulting in substantial cost savings for the project owner.

Benefits to the Owner

By using TraceAir to collaboratively develop solutions based on real time site conditions, accurate measurement tools, and customer feedback, our geotechnical engineer users estimate that the number of meetings and billable time to the owner is reduced by 50%. Consultants' time is a direct cost to the client, so reducing the amount of time spent in meetings and completing tasks results in an immediate savings.

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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