To ease congestion, cope with increased traffic levels, and reduce vehicle collisions, National Highways is widening the existing roadway section between A12 Chelmsford and A120. Geotechnical Engineering was hired to provide a clearer picture of the types of soil, rock, and groundwater beneath the proposed new road. During the first two phases of the project, they used a desktop approach that required manual collection and computer entry of site data, delaying data availability and limiting collaboration and decision-making.
On Phase 3 of the project, they selected OpenGround, introducing electronic on-site data logging in a cloud-based environment, which provided data access within 24 hours, and sometimes as quickly as 30 minutes. Using Bentley’s open application offered advanced team dynamics, creating a single source of truth, centralizing data, and decreasing unnecessary data entry to save time and reduce potential transcription errors. The solution accelerates collaborative decision-making and is now the preferred technology for all new projects.
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A12 Chelmsford to A120 Widening Scheme
Geotechnical Engineering Limited Chelmsford, United Kingdom