Langan GIS Enables Client Collaboration that Pushes Projects Forward
When COVID-19 hit about one year ago, the AEC industry confronted critical questions about properly conducting business. How can projects continue in the face of unexpected safety regulations? How can teams work together and remain on schedule when forced to keep their distance from project sites and each other?
Look no further than GIS.
GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, was thrust into the worldwide spotlight at the start of the pandemic with the introduction of the John Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard, which tracks and reports the number of global confirmed cases. However, its value reaches far beyond the niche market of pandemic analytics.
Within the AEC industry, GIS provides an efficient way to collect, manage, analyze, and report project data in real-time – all from the safety of your work station or mobile device, wherever you may be. And it doesn’t stop there. GIS also reduces environmental and financial risk through enhanced data validation, creates central locations for project information, and increases productivity by lessening time spent managing and analyzing mass quantities of data.
“The industry had been embracing GIS technology for years, but the sudden need to work remotely has accelerated the adoption rate, even on the most complex projects,” said Brett Milburn, Senior Associate who leads the GIS and Data Solutions Group at Langan. “While pandemic travel restrictions and fewer in-person meetings have affected how we work, GIS provides solutions that allow us to rethink how we collect, access, edit, and discuss project data with team members and clients, regardless of physical location.”
With employees across the country, Langan’s GIS team is equipped with the knowledge, experience, and technology needed to provide clients with enhanced efficiencies and access to data. Whether a project involves asset inventory, environmental remediation, COVID-19 return to office and personnel tracking, or deep foundation construction, a GIS solution is available.
Langan is an Esri Business Partner.