Updates to USACE Levee Inspection SoftwarePosted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Les Hamilton
In Federal Services, tagged in Tags: levee, levee inspection software, lis
Affinis teaming partner Stantec has been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on an update to their levee inspection software (LIS). Employed by all field crews working under federal contracts, the current technology is used to collect field data and then, generate reports. Because Affinis co-workers have recent experience not only inspecting over 50 levees, but also working with the existing software, Stantec asked us to provide feedback on what they’ve been developing.
The current system is a required component of our work with USACE. As it functions now, the LIS operator is responsible for keying in all data obtained by the multi-person inspection team. While this happens, the other crew members are tasked with bringing the data they collect to the point person, who is typically operating out of a vehicle on-site. The current procedure reduces efficiency and increases the chance of error.
Modernizing the technology could improve efficiency and boost accuracy. Some proposed time-savers would allow independent devices to interact with one another, saving time on redundant data entry. Affinis is often asked to collaborate with organizations on projects, but having the opportunity to provide input on a piece of technology we use regularly was particularly interesting. Three members of our levee inspection teams attended the meeting.