Digital Construction Works, a joint venture between Topcon Positioning Systems and Bentley Systems, has announced an integration between its DCW Integrations Platform and John Deere’s JDLink at Bauma this week. This means that telematics data from any John Deere-connected machine can automatically flow into the DCW Integrations Platform so that it can be integrated with other project information sources.
Aimed at contractors, DCW Integrations Platform does what its name suggests: integrates and aggregates data from third-party applications. These could include materials tracking apps, project planning or scheduling software and 4D plans. The idea is that users have all a project’s digital information in one place, and by combining different data sources, they can improve logistics and organisation on site and gain a better understanding of how things are working – or not – so that they can make changes and improve productivity and efficiency.
In the case of the JDLink hook-up, information such as fuel consumption, carbon emissions and idle time could be displayed on a central dashboard on DCW Integrations Platform and linked to other data such as tasks and schedule. By combining JDLink data points with information from machine control systems, users can gain additional insights such as operator behaviour patterns, and carbon emissions linked to on-site activities.
“Having the ability to integrate JDLink with other products used in construction projects is a big step forward in advancing digital capability. We are truly enabling the connection of the job site to the office,” said Jason Hallett, CEO of Digital Construction Works. “Automation and availability of integrated data provide greater insights into the overall project performance and status.” This consolidated view allows customers to have complete visibility into all of their construction equipment and vehicles. As a result, these organizations can maximize efficiency and uptime and improve communication workflows.”
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