Dynamic Field Document Management Using Portable Technology

Description:Dynamic field document management using portable technology. Presenter: Yariv Ben-Shooshan, MBA, P.Eng., Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Ltd. Additional Contributors: Peter Seeley, B.Sc., Opus, Sherwood Park, AB. Field crews and operators require up to date and available record drawings for a large variety of sites. Unfortunately keeping a personal library up to date with the most recent drawings in their field vehicle for easy access can prove to be a difficult task. With last minute changes, and the size and complexity of even small municipal infrastructure systems it’s difficult for the operators to have all the drawings and documents they might need with them in their vehicle. Portable technology has progressed to the point where field maps, drawings and additional documentation can be collected in a compact and portable tablet. Opus has been working with municipalities as well as private oil pipeline crews to develop a stable platform for the management of extensive libraries of as-built drawings and documents for field use. The system incorporates dynamic mapping (linked to GPS), drawing overlays for various infrastructure and related documents. This technology has been developed to allow field crews to pinpoint their location on a map, access all relevant documentation from technical drawings, to legal or regulatory documentation. This allows crews to have greater mobility, moving from site to site without having to stop to pick up drawings or documents. Through the use of tablets, the audience will be introduced to an easy-to-use system, and will be run through field scenarios to better understand the implications such technology can have for on-site information management.

Authors: Yariv Ben-Shooshan

Subjects: SCADA & IT

Tags:AC15,AC15 presentations,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Citation:Stream 4: Sustainable Utility Management

Publication Date:May 29th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 26th, 2015

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