Starting with the Bidding Process, NBG utilizes Agtek Earthwork software to build 3D models of a project to determine the Earthwork quantities from the PDF or CAD drawings. Once the project has been awarded, CAD drawings are used to construct a detailed 3D Grading Model of the site. During this process, any plan issues can be addressed, which improves efficiency and reduces costs.
GPS Machine Control
NBG has a fleet of Bulldozers, Graders and Excavators equipped with Topcon GPS Grading Systems. Once our 3D Models are uploaded into the machines, the GPS System constantly shows the amount of cut or fill anywhere on site, and will automatically control the blade elevation and cross slope. This allows our Operators to achieve the proper plan elevations efficiently and accurately. Our Grade Foremen have GPS Survey equipment which provides another level of precision.
The use of our GPS Machine Control provides NBG with the resources to deliver the best quality graded site to our clients regardless of scope and size.
One of the newest technologies is the use of drones to survey our job sites. Images captured by a drone are download into Pix4D software to create a current topography. This information allows NBG to analyze earthwork quantities in real-time as the project progresses. The stockpile of crushed concrete is an example of what data can be produced by Drone Technology.