Global Positioning System (GPS) is a constellation of orbiting satellites which provides extremely accurate 3-dimensional location information to military and civilian users. Cavanaugh Building realized the potential cost savings that could be achieved by utilizing GPS on site-oriented projects. Consequently, in 2003, we invested in the Topcon GPS System. Topcon is capable of providing an accurate location within one-tenth of a foot. In early 2006, we increased our investment with the purchase of the Trimble GPS System, which has the capacity to provide grade control at the “blade” of equipment. In addition, two specially equipped bulldozers were purchased to utilize this technology.
Our investment in GPS affords us the opportunity to improve accuracy at a reduced cost all in an effort to provide our clients with the right job, on time, and at the best price.