CIMIC Group’s Geosens software, a proprietary solution developed in-house, simplifies the process of managing and storing construction site data, making it easier for engineers to monitor the performance of built and existing structures, improving safety outcomes while reducing risk.
During the construction of major infrastructure projects, CIMIC companies use many instruments to measure the impact our structures have on the ground and adjacent structures. Traditionally this data was managed manually.
Our challenge was to overcome the extremely time consuming process of capturing, inputting, and managing the storage of all this data from multiple sources in a way that engineers could then use.
Geosens software simplifies the process of managing and storing construction site data, while displaying it in a graphical format that is meaningful for engineers to act upon.
Developed by EIC Activities in collaboration with CPB Contractors, the solution is used to verify design inputs and monitor safety performance. It captures, processes, and then displays data captured from monitoring instruments in a graphical format.
Our team of in-house developers now works to continuously upgrade and integrate Geosens into CIMIC’s larger data acquisition platform – Sensgrid.
Some of the benefits of Geosens include:
- Web-based application: there’s no need to download any software - you can just go online and type in your user details to use the system
- Multiple data sources: Geosens can accept data from hundreds of different data sources and is not limited to any specific suppliers
- Mapping functionality: using GIS mapping, Geosens can display where all the different monitoring points are on a live map while outputting graphical data
- Notifications by email and SMS: Geosens can send out notifications if an instrument exceeds a certain level - so you can quickly and proactively undertake inspections
Geosens has been used on many key CIMIC Group projects since it was first developed in 2014.
The CIMIC Group development team is currently redeveloping Geosens and integrating it into CIMIC’s data acquisition platform Sensgrid.
The upgraded version will include multi-tenancy/multi-project hierarchy, a new user interface, better API coverage, self-service administration, granular and configurable security, and will be highly scalable.