Reasons Why High Precision Piling Systems Are the Best for Shallow Water Resort Construction
Posted on: 31 December 2018Share
The hospitality industry in Australia is increasingly becoming competitive. Therefore, only holiday destination resorts that can offer unique accommodation ideas will remain competitive. One approach of gaining a competitive edge entails building accommodation rooms and restaurant on shallow beach waters. Such a resort can provide guests with a unique experience that will guarantee repeat business. To create the structure on shallow beach water, however, you need to hire a piling contractor that uses a high precision piling system because it can easily overcome the challenges associated with traditional piling techniques. This write-up explores the benefits of high precision piling system.
Erecting shallow water beach villas requires staking out of the underwater location where the foundation piles will be located. While it can be done the traditional way, a contractor needs to deploy a large number of surveyors to map out the project area because the legacy systems are less accurate. For instance, the primary coordinate markers set by surveyors will keep shifting position due to the movement of piling machines. Moreover, ocean currents and waves further affect the accuracy of coordinates measurement, mainly if the lofting approach is used to measure the coordinates. Since high precision piling systems use Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology, high accuracy in coordinate measurement is guaranteed. Consequently, a contractor can achieve fast underwater stake out and coordinate analysis.
As mentioned earlier, contractors that use traditional piling approaches might require the services of many surveyors to map out the coordinates. It is costly to pay the surveyors to compensate for the time taken by surveyors to map the piling positions. Since a high precision piling system has a GNSS receiver, a piling contractor can receive real-time location guidance as and when needed, regardless of the project size. It lessens the need for many surveyors and reduces the overall cost of the project.
There is no denying the fact that working on water bodies has its dangers. As surveyors and piling contractors work together to map and install piles, they have to deal with ocean currents and strong waves, and work around coral reefs. For example, if there is a high tide approaching and the piling surveyor has to fix shifting first coordinate markers, the conditions become precarious. However, with high precision piling systems, piling contractors do not have to work in the hazardous conditions. This is because once the CAD design drawing of the project area is produced, the contractor goes straight into the pile installation phase.