Topcon Positioning Systems recently introduced Aptix, an integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) designed to optimize the management of heavy civil construction projects. The platform integrates Topcon solutions with multiple third-party applications to automate and orchestrate data connections between the office and jobsite.
The company says it streamlines processes and generates insights for construction teams within one platform, ensuring the as-built is as-planned and that the project meets profitability goals. The system will automate and orchestrate the distribution of data, including machine control files, constructible models, project schedules, and reports on actuals.
It shows, in near real-time, the location of machines with the ability to aggregate as-built data from mixed fleet telematics. It also provides real-time reports on people, materials, machines, and carbon dioxide emissions, creating greater visibility for carbon footprint and sustainability initiatives.
The platform has the ability to automate the distribution of constructible models and scheduled task changes, frequent changes that can make it difficult to keep management teams, operators and other stakeholders updated with the most current information. It does this by integrating with industry-standard applications, including Autodesk Construction Cloud and Microsoft OneDrive. The system can actively monitor file updates within Autodesk Build, Autodesk Docs, BIM 360 and Microsoft OneDrive, and as soon as a constructible model or schedule change occurs, it automatically distributes these updates to all key stakeholders.
“Without up-to-date, accessible, and actionable information, construction teams will always struggle to communicate and collaborate,” said James Cook, director, partner integrations at Autodesk Construction Solutions. “With Aptix’s integration of Autodesk Construction Cloud, teams can ensure critical information is accessible to all the stakeholders that need it, helping companies more easily build and collaborate.”
“By automating previously manual processes, Aptix eliminates time-consuming and error-prone data entry, allowing construction professionals to focus on more strategic tasks,” added Jason Hallett, vice-president and general manager for Topcon Integration Services. “Project managers can make better, more informed decisions by having real-time visibility into project progress and potential roadblocks. We are confident that Aptix will optimize how construction projects are managed, providing a powerful new tool for construction professionals looking to improve their project management processes.”