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What are feedback loops, and why is Leica so focused on them?

Of all the benefits that technology has brought to the modern jobsite, none may be as important as feedback loops.

In short, a feedback loop is the real-time sharing of information to inform a project’s direction and make course corrections as needed, eliminating unnecessary slowdowns and potentially saving money.

With solutions from so many brands in use on the jobsite today, one of the potential problems is the inability of systems and equipment manufactured by different brands to integrate and communicate.

The key is an open architecture, which ensures competitive solutions will work with one another. The goal is to promote healthy, consistent, and repeatable information sharing — “feedback loops” — and a positive working environment or ecosystem for the end-user.

A technology partner is uniquely positioned to help contractors establish these feedback loops with the right technology for the task at hand.


A ‘technology backbone’ partner

The right partner should work with any brand to ensure the end-user reaches their maximum productivity potential throughout all phases of a heavy construction project lifecycle. It’s less about what a piece of technology can do in theory and more about how it fits into a contractor’s overall operations.

Leica Geosystems’ solutions are tailored to help companies tackle each phase of a project’s lifecycle:

Feasibility and Design: Information is power, and solutions must help contractors easily capture the needed data. But it also should help them understand and visualize it to help them make informed decisions. Documenting an entire project is a potentially time-consuming and costly affair, but the right tools help build detailed models quickly with fewer on-site personnel.

Estimating and Planning: In some ways, this is the most critical step in any project, and it can make or break a project and spell the difference between success and failure. Solutions must set up a contractor and their teams for success with integrated intelligent tools. Starting with the correct data is the proverbial foundation for success on any project, no matter how large or small.

Jobsite Preparation: Preparing a jobsite to start turning dirt can be a daunting process. However, the right software and hardware solutions should fully integrate the process so contractors can remain focused on the workflow’s necessary tasks.

Construction: With a comprehensive solutions basket, Leica Geosystems’ solutions are engineered to not only empower novice team members but accommodate experienced ones. Whether it’s bulk excavation, utility placement or fine grading, this suite of solutions delivers a robust ecosystem and easy-to-use technology that is flexible and open enough to accommodate any type of equipment. It also provides unparalleled insight into a project to ensure quality every step of the way.

Operations & Maintenance: Leica Geosystems’ offerings help ease this part of the process with seamless and nearly invisible automation and a user-friendly operation and setup. No matter how well-built a project is, nothing lasts forever. However, the right technology monitors and provides early warnings, allowing building operators and facility managers to head off minor problems before becoming major ones.


A comprehensive set of solutions

The heavy construction landscape continues to evolve, and contractors face an evolving set of challenges, from the continued skilled labor shortage to inflation and supply chain issues. Their technology and their technology partner shouldn’t be among their list of worries.

Contractors need a comprehensive set of solutions that actively help them solve the problems they will inevitably encounter.

The modern jobsite is as complex as ever, but sometimes the answers are straightforward and obvious. Contractors need a holistic and brand agnostic approach.

From start to finish, Leica Geosystems’ solutions help contractors increase the bottom line at every stage of the construction process — whether it’s intelligent software, off or on-machine technology, individual tools or a complete solution set.

To explore how a technology partnership with solid feedback loops can benefit your business, contact us.

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