On November 13, 2013 at the Washington Aggregates Association our CEO, David Boardman made a claim that the attendees couldn’t believe.
“Within 10 years every square centimeter of every construction and aggregates operation would be modeled, indexed, and analyzed in 3d – every minute, of every day, 365 days a year.”
That was almost 4 years ago. Will we get there by 2023? We will.
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You make the world a better place. You build things, you create the raw materials that allow all of us to have a better life. For that, we thank you.
We’d like to take a look back and see what you’ve accomplished in 2017. It was a fascinating year and lots of things happened. Here’s a look at some interesting data of how the first half of the year went.
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Measuring the volume of standard stockpiles is pretty straightforward. Our proprietary iPhone app, and the technology we’ve created for aerial measurements by drone or airplane give you extraordinarily accurate results in easy to read reports in no time at all. Sand, gravel, aggregate – these are all a piece of cake.
But we love a challenge! And our customers do not disappoint. We get excited when we get some unusual materials or configurations to handle, and we wanted to share some of them. Continue reading “The Most Unusual Piles”
CVPR is the premier annual computer vision event comprising the main conference and several co-located workshops and short courses. With its high quality and low cost, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.
Presentation by Jared Heinly, Ph.D. at the CVPR Conference
Your chance to learn the ins and outs of large-scale 3D reconstruction from a massive volume of images. For the first time, Dr. Jared Heinly, along with his team, presented a full day tutorial at the CVPR conference 2017. Continue reading “One of Our Ph.D.’s, Jared Heinly at the CVPR Conference 2017”
Amerikohl Mining, Inc., is made up of three divisions: Amerikohl Aggregates, Amerikohl Transport, and Patriot Exploration, which develops and produces natural gas wells. They are one of the top surface mining coal producers in Pennsylvania, producing nearly 1,000,000 tons of coal annually. Amerikohl Aggregates produces in excess of 1.5 million tons per year of premium State Approved Limestone products from two active quarry sites. Their limestone is utilized in the construction of roads, bridges, gas drilling platforms, water, sewer lines, railroads (ballast) anti-skid and many other local infrastructure projects. They have more than 150 customers in in Western Pennsylvania, and more than 130 employees working on projects from heavy highway construction, erosion and sediment control and more.
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Want to document site progress over time, showing cut and fill? Facilitate your project billing and royalty payments? Accurately measure production? We’ve got you covered. We’re excited to offer our customers an unparalleled new service: Progress Reports.
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Overview: Lakeside Industries’ history dates back to 1952, when Rhoady Lee, Sr., and his son purchased a sand, gravel, and ready-mix concrete company on the east side of Lake Washington. Today, they are still a family-owned company of locally-managed regional divisions spanning Western Washington, Northwest Oregon, and Central Idaho. With more than 400 employees, they are a full-service asphalt paving contractor with 18 asphalt plants as well as a producer of high quality asphalt mix. Lakeside partners on all types of projects including airports, highways, city streets, and private developments.
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Drones are a critical piece of the StockPileReports.com platform. While they have incredible technology, they are only as good as the pilots who fly them. We have worked with countless experienced drone pilots who flawlessly fly their drones. We’ve also seen – well, we’ve seen a few mistakes made by less experienced pilots. We’ve assembled a list of the top mistakes – so you don’t have to make them yourself.
Continue reading “13 Drone Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make”
So you already know that StockpileReports.com has changed the game for inventory management. We’ve cut pile measurement costs up to 89% for some customers, while at the same time giving unprecedented accuracy and eliminating costly writedowns. That would be enough for any company to abandon legacy measurement systems and switch to StockpileReports.com. Our technology utilizing drones, airplanes and our proprietary iPhone app can quickly and accurately measure stockpiles and create real time reports for inventory. However, this technology has brought about an additional benefit that makes it an indispensible part of any aggregate business: accurate measurement of material production or “live volumes” measurement.
Continue reading “From Inventory Management to Live Volume Production Measurement”