Stockpile Reports, an online service that delivers accurate stockpile volume, tonnage and pile locations using an Apple iPhone device, Aerial, Walking Wheel, GPS or Laser data was awarded a contract for stockpile measurements from the TxDOT beginning in 2015.
In 2014, a Materials Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Team was tasked with locating new technologies to improve TxDOT’s supply chain management operations and reduce operating costs. The SCM team researched available measuring tools, and successfully tested the Stockpiles iPhone App and service that creates a 3D image of a stockpile and calculates its volume.
The TxDOT estimates that there will be more than 500 users taking measurements of stockpiles, half of which will be backup users. In addition, TxDOT estimates it will conduct almost 10,000 measurements per year and maintain data for 2,400 stockpiles.
The TxDOT estimates that there will be over 500 users taking measurements of stockpiles, half of which will be backup users. In addition, TxDOT estimates it will conduct almost 10,000 measurements per year and maintain data for 2,400 stockpiles.
Maintenance sections will no longer depend on survey crews and special equipment to accurately calculate stockpile volumes, freeing surveyors up for more strategic work. A single person can video a stockpile in less than five minutes, without climbing on the stockpile, and obtain accurate measurement results within 24 hours.
“We’re extremely pleased with this partnership,” said David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Reports. “We believe that StockpileReports.com will save the citizens in Texas significant money from lowered operating costs and make TxDOT employees more efficient. We look forward to helping the agency meet or exceed their goals.”
TxDOT has already begun deploying Stockpile Reports’ patent-pending technology statewide in its maintenance operations.