HCSS Plans

HCSS advances plan management on site

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Construction plan viewer software designed for heavy civil construction job site supervisors in the field

HCSS has updated HCSS Plans, a digital plans management solution designed for construction site supervisors. Features include real-time version control; organisation and syncing of markups; the ability to show how the planned construction looks in the field; and built-in calculators for determining common material quantities.

With real-time version control, old revisions are marked as void, and the latest plan set revision is automatically updated, with sheets marked to show which have undergone revisions. A version compare feature allows site supervisors to stack sheets and see changes marked in colour for quick identification of which work has been altered.

HCSS Plans reportedly also increases collaboration between site supervisors and project managers by organizing markups, syncing in near real-time, and marking the exact location of geo-located photos taken in the field on the plans. The program provides markups showing measurements and calculations of work completed each day by the site supervisors, with annotations grouped by individuals in user layers.

Another major feature is a bundle of location services, which enable site supervisors to see what the planned construction looks like in the field, determine their precise location at all times, and mark locations with location flags.

Users of HCSS Plans can find their precise location on the plan set and prepare an overlay of a map view with the actual plans documents. By speeding up the site supervisor’s ability to locate where work needs to happen and identifying any conflicts using location data, HCSS Plans reportedly saves time and money by lowering the survey crew usage that would have otherwise been needed.

Site supervisors can use the location compare feature to coordinate among various work disciplines to identify any potential conflicts in depth requirements for utilities, for example concrete stormwater and electrical.

HCSS Plans is available for iOS and web.