VisionLink 3D Productivity Manager, together with Trimble Business Center, also provides the exact volume data, and enables MJ Church to check these against the design surface so the contractor knows that the operators are digging to the correct grade and depth. But the software is also used to continually track topsoil removed and stockpiled. The 3D technology is not only helpful in taking out the exact right amount of soil. In combination with the tilt rotating buckets on the excavators, the software also helps MJ Church put in the right amount of the – quite expensive – Cement Bound Sand at the bottom of the trenches with a high degree of accuracy. “All this means that we’re working safely, keeping costs under control, maximising efficiency in the field and in the office, and ensuring there will be no surprises at the end of the project: no rework,” Williams concludes.