Surface Preparation Technologies is the nation’s largest contractor for shoulder and centerline rumble strips. As such, it relied on traditional electronic communication to prepare project bids for projects throughout the states, primarily using spreadsheets and email communications.
LLG helped SPT staff to implement geographic informatoin systems (GIS) using ESRI's ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online (AGOL), to improve communications and the management of important data related to project operations. SPT can track their proposed and completed jobs across the country using online web based GIS maps. Logistics to manage job start dates and crew assignments was streamlined as well using a combination of Google maps, Google calendars and ArcGIS Online.
Workflow analysis revealed time-consuming flaws in communication.
Cloud-based maps allow staff to enter project bid information that is available to co-workers.
National map provides visual tool for evaluating business decisions at the local level.