"If there were soft spots in the subgrade, that 11 ins. of concrete would to start to crack and crumble and tear apart," says Howard. "It could create future maintenance costs. That's why our grading had to pass so many tests; density tests, moisture tests and others."
The project was completed ahead of schedule.
"There were a lot of changes on this project, but that's the nature of design-build sites," says Howard. "We've invested a lot of sweat and time, but with the help of Trimble technology we were able to save production time and achieve the results we wanted.
"We became the 'go-to' source for answering questions and preventing problems because of the quality of the 3D model we built and the tight finish grade we achieved on all three areas of the site."