Allen & Company Completes Projects Quickly and Cost-Effectively Thanks to Aerial Mapping and AirWorks’ Automated Drafting Software
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“So now we fly all of the ALTAs that we have and mainly send it to you guys [AirWorks] and work on that. It streamlined our process and allows now the project managers to take in more work.” – Allen and Company AirWorks saves Allen & Company between 60-70 percent of plan drafting time while they pay 25 percent of what it would cost them to perform the same tasks in-house. We complete in one day what would take them four days!
Why this tool was selected for your process
He wanted to find a product that would help them bypass the national labor shortage and optimize their workflow. With the expansion to Texas ongoing, and the opportunity to scour the entire southeast for work, technology was one way they could neutralize the labor shortage effects. Santos initially studied other, similar products. He discovered that they couldn’t provide the necessary level of service for the survey tasks his team performs. He also found that there was additional upfront work before the final product was produced. So, Santos turned his focus to AirWorks.
The previous method used
Before implementing AirWorks, Allen & Company used to compile their survey plans the conventional way through the combination of points and field notes.
Time / Money saved & the Business Impact
AirWorks delivered on Santos’ desire to find a technology that saves time and money. He estimates that AirWorks saves them between 60-70 percent of plan drafting time while paying AirWorks 25 percent of what it would cost them to perform the same tasks in-house. AirWorks completes in one day what would take Allen & Company four days.
On the horizon, Santos is highly anticipating AirWorks developing an algorithm to work with the LiDAR point clouds in addition to the ability to draft 3D linework. Until that time, Allen & Company will continue to partner with AirWorks to produce faster, more cost-effective CAD plans.
Partnering with AirWorks provides Allen & Company the best of both worlds. When they can bid jobs conventionally, they increase their profit margin because AirWorks’ AI technology allows them to complete the work faster and more efficiently. The other option they have is to aid their client by lowering their bid. This allows clients to be more successful in securing contracts. Lower bids allow Allen & Company to secure more work. They’re confident that they’ll be the low bid thanks to technological advances. Either way, they’re increasing their revenue with bigger profit margins from conventional bids or with an increased workload thanks to lower bids.