RAPID PROJECT COMPLETION ON YOUR SCHEDULE
RP CONSTRUCTION SERVICES TRANSFORMS SURVEYING WITH CIVDOT+ BY REDEFINING PRECISION, SAVINGS, AND AUTONOMY FOR UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR PROJECTS
RP Construction Services (RPCS) is a leader in mechanical installation and project management for utility-scale solar projects. RCPS initially started as a small operation focused on solar projects in California’s Central Valley and expanded across multiple states over the years. Their growth necessitated precise surveying to ensure the accurate placement of solar infrastructure like steel I-beams.
Before adopting Civ Robotics’ autonomous solution, the company relied on local land surveying firms using conventional techniques, often resulting in project scheduling issues and delays.
The introduction of Civ Robotics’ automated surveying system, CivDot+, marked a transformative shift in RPCS’ operations and provided tangible benefits in terms of time, independence, and cost savings.
ELIMINATE COSTLY ERRORS WITH BETTER ACCURACY
The traditional surveying methods often lead to measurement inaccuracies, resulting in misplaced infrastructure or the need for costly revisions. CivDot+, with its high precision and advanced technology, eliminated human errors. As a result, this newfound accuracy prevented expensive mistakes that would have otherwise led to project delays and additional expenditures.
COST SAVINGS AND ROI
By leveraging CivDot+, RPCS eliminated surveying delays caused by third parties and cut surveying costs by half. This cost savings is especially significant in the construction industry, where time delays and unexpected expenses can quickly accumulate.
SCHEDULE RELIABILITY AND CONTROL
Compared to traditional surveying methods, RPCS found CivDot+ to offer a significant advantage in terms of reliability. All they had to do was measure the control points and provide pile coordinates of the job site, and within minutes, CivDot+ was marking. This streamlined process gave RPCS greater control over their surveys and eliminated scheduling with external land surveyors.
CivDot+ addressed RPCS’ challenges in construction surveying by offering speed, efficiency, cost savings, and greater autonomy. These benefits optimize construction processes and contribute to the bottom line, making Civ Robotics a valuable partner in the industry.
“Within just a couple of days’ notice, we provide GPS coordinates to the Civ team, anywhere in the country, at our next job site, where we intend to deploy this technology. It only takes three days (shipping time) before we’re fully operational, and that’s a tremendous advantage. We’re no longer at the mercy of external surveyors’ schedules; we have control over our surveys. It’s perfect, and we can adapt as needed,” says RPCS Director of Project Management Matt Benac. “If we factor in the cost, the robot essentially pays for itself after a single job, typically around 1,000 points. This is roughly a 40% to 50% reduction compared to traditional methods.”