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Topcon to streamline heavy civil construction workflows

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Company’s new Aptix service integrates data from multiple sources into one platform for ‘optimal efficiency’


Topcon Positioning Systems has introduced Aptix, a new integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) designed to optimise how heavy civil construction projects are managed.

Aptix integrates Topcon solutions with multiple third-party applications with a view to automating and orchestrating data connections between the office and job site, streamlining processes and generating insights for construction teams within one platform.

Aptix automates and orchestrates the distribution of data, including machine control files, constructible models, project schedules, and reports on actuals. It shows, in near real-time, the location of machines with the ability to aggregate as-built data from mixed fleet telematics. It provides real-time reports on people, materials, machines, and carbon dioxide emissions, creating greater visibility for carbon footprint and sustainability initiatives.

According to Topcon, one of the key differentiating features of Aptix is its ability to automate the distribution of constructible models and scheduled task changes. The company explains that these frequent changes make it difficult to keep management teams, operators and other stakeholders updated with the most current information.

Aptix addresses this by integrating with industry-standard applications, including Autodesk Construction Cloud and Microsoft OneDrive. Through these integrations and others, Aptix actively monitors file updates within Autodesk Build, Autodesk Docs, BIM 360 and Microsoft OneDrive, and as soon as a constructible model or schedule change occurs, it automatically distributes these updates to all key stakeholders, ensuring that operators have access to the most up-to-date models and scheduled tasks and that project managers have the most up-to-date reports.

“Without up-to-date, accessible, and actionable information, construction teams will always struggle to communicate and collaborate,” said James Cook, director, partner integrations at Autodesk Construction Solutions. “With Aptix’s integration of Autodesk Construction Cloud, teams can ensure critical information is accessible to all the stakeholders that need it, helping companies more easily build and collaborate.”

Jason Hallett, vice president and general manager, Topcon Integration Services, said, “By automating previously manual processes, Aptix eliminates time-consuming and error-prone data entry, allowing construction professionals to focus on more strategic tasks. Project managers can make better, more informed decisions by having real-time visibility into project progress and potential roadblocks. We are confident that Aptix will optimise how construction projects are managed, providing a powerful new tool for construction professionals looking to improve their project management processes.”

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