Evolution in Geosynthetics Starts with Utilizing Data.pdf

Greg Pignataro, GeoCAAB
Evan Bao, GeoCAAB

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Evolution in Geosynthetics Starts with Utilizing Data Technology Authors Mr. Greg Pignataro - United States - GeoCAAB Mr. Evan Bao - United States - GeoCAAB Abstract This paper focuses on the automation of the geosynthetics installation QA/QC process by way of software integration in the field data entry and office data management. Technology is essential to the advancement of geosynthetic installations, especially data application. In its most basic form, data application is a means of gathering, storing, and utilizing information more easily than its predecessor(s). If implemented appropriately, data application technology improves process efficiency. Users and downstream stakeholders of process improvements can then capitalize by delivering quicker, higher-quality, more economical products. The geosynthetics industry is lagging in the area of data application. From a feasibility perspective and assessing practical implementation opportunities, many workflows widely used for tracking geosynthetic installations and its associated means and methods are antiquated and, furthermore, lack reliable authenticity verification. The current accountability requirements require a robust catalog of information reporting to substantiate this important environmental construction practice. The combination of room to evolve in practice and existing data requirements make the geosynthetics industry an ideal suitor for this technology integration. While advancements in materials manufacturing, welding equipment, and post-installation leak surveys already contribute to progress, there is a lack of universally accepted information infrastructure to aggregate all facets of an installation. Software automation create a cyclical geosynthetics ecosystem that benefits the industry as a whole.

 
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Evolution in Geosynthetics Starts with Utilizing Data.pdf

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Evolution in Geosynthetics Starts with Utilizing Data Technology Authors Mr. Greg Pignataro - United States - GeoCAAB Mr. Evan Bao - United States - GeoCAAB Abstract This paper focuses on the automation of the geosynthetics installation QA/QC process by way of software integration in the field data entry and office data management. Technology is essential to the advancement of geosynthetic installations, especially data application. In its most basic form, data application is a means of gathering, storing, and utilizing information more easily than its predecessor(s). If implemented appropriately, data application technology improves process efficiency. Users and downstream stakeholders of process improvements can then capitalize by delivering quicker, higher-quality, more economical products. The geosynthetics industry is lagging in the area of data application. From a feasibility perspective and assessing practical implementation opportunities, many workflows widely used for tracking geosynthetic installations and its associated means and methods are antiquated and, furthermore, lack reliable authenticity verification. The current accountability requirements require a robust catalog of information reporting to substantiate this important environmental construction practice. The combination of room to evolve in practice and existing data requirements make the geosynthetics industry an ideal suitor for this technology integration. While advancements in materials manufacturing, welding equipment, and post-installation leak surveys already contribute to progress, there is a lack of universally accepted information infrastructure to aggregate all facets of an installation. Software automation create a cyclical geosynthetics ecosystem that benefits the industry as a whole.