Whether it is a delivery of aggregate or a mound of spoil, any stockpile can now be quantified by pointing your iPhone or iPad at it and walking around.
The Stockpile Reports iPhone app has been produced to enable construction professionals to measure piled material themselves, right away, for a tenth of the cost, getting measurement results before the time it would take a measurement crew to even show up.
“We’ve been serving the large enterprise construction materials industry around the world since 2012, with our inventory management platform,” said David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Report. “Now we’re making our patented measurement technology available to everyone.”
After downloading the app (search Stockpiles in the app store), users point the iPhone camera at the surface of the pile and walk around its perimeter. The app captures high resolution imagery that is then uploaded to the cloud and processed to generate report.
The developer claims that independent tests have shown the measurements to be within 1% to 2% of Lidar surveys.
“We’re rolling the app out to the UK first, and quickly expanding it to a worldwide audience,” said Tony Jacobson, VP of Product at Stockpile Reports. “The app was designed to work with free-standing stockpiles up to 3,000 cubic metres.”