Bore Planning Software Provides Valuable Aid To Contractors

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | September 2011, Vol. 66 No. 9
Terrain Mapper

• Enter topography and elevation changes into the system;
• Add existing utilities, creeks and rivers, roadways, etc.; and
• Insert entry and target points, and the system plans the bore.

If the Terrain Tracker is used, a crew member walks the bore path with the instrument, measuring elevation changes. Information is stored in the PalmPilot and downloaded into the Atlas Bore Planner.

“Benefits of bore planning are efficiency and productivity,” said Reynolds. “There are some jobs where project owners want a bore plan to be completed. On other projects, planning might not be required, but it can definitely help give a contractor the advantage during the bid process, and a contractor can use the software to provide an overview of a job in order to plan how best to do the project.”

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