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Causeway Geotech Case Study: Digitising Borehole Logs in Tough Conditions

Causeway Geotech Case Study: Digitising Borehole Logs in Tough Conditions

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Case Study causeway 07 Causeway Geotech Case Study: Digitising Borehole Logs in Tough ConditionsCustomer: Matthew Gilbert, Associate Geologist & Data Manager
Company: Causeway Geotech Ltd
Industry: Engineering

Causeway Geotech is the largest ground investigation contractor in Ireland conducting comprehensive ground investigations to provide accurate geotechnical and environmental data. Operating outdoors often in demanding conditions and alongside specialised heavy machinery.

The Challenge

Causeway Geotech need to digitise a process centred around paper logs. Given the environment, paper logs proved unreliable and lent themselves to errors and information delays.

Solution

Following a comprehensive assessment of Causeway Geotech ’s needs, Conker proposed the SX82 rugged 8-inch Android tablet. The device features an 8-inch screen making it easy for their team to view and use without being to heavy or cumbersome. It also has a robust 9,800mAh battery that can more than last on long days out in the field at remote locations which was a crucial requirement for the customer.

“We use the devices to capture borehole data in the field where previously we would have used paper logs. Capturing the information on site in a digital format reduces errors and eliminates the need for data entry in the office. There have been significant improvements in the accuracy and quality of the information coming from site. It is often a rough and dirty environment and the tablets have withstood everything our staff and the weather has thrown at them. So far we’ve only managed to crack one screen and it was rapidly repaired under warranty.”

Conclusion

The Conker SX82 8″ Rugged Android Tablet met all the requirements of Causeway Geotech, enabling there digital transformation with strong user adoption and positive impact on the wider business.

“Now we can effectively see almost-live borehole information from the office, so that Project Managers can communicate appropriate instructions to the site team. Providing there’s a decent signal on site, we now have the capability to issue Driller’s logs to the Client on the day of drilling.”

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“The staff at Conker have been very helpful from the start when we were choosing the right devices for us. Their support has continued through in the time since acquiring the devices, and on the rare occasions when we have needed assistance they have helped willingly and quickly.”

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