Fieldwork agency Poelsema chooses the app: ‘Quicker delivery of drilling data to the client’
Geotechnical/environmental survey for the new locks in Terneuzen, measuring the bearing strength of dikes along the Dutch coast line or determination of K-values via ‘Aardvark’ measurements in the field. Fieldwork agency Poelsema is one of the most complete fieldwork agencies in the Netherlands when considering the combination of environment, geotechnics and archaeology. Next to that: Fieldwork agency Poelsema is one of the first companies that chose for the TerraIndex-app. “Why would you stay behind? Everything is digital now.”
From field computer to app
Oscar Poelsema tells about the time he used to work in the field as employee while working with the first field computer. “Impossible to compare with the technology nowadays of course, but during those times it worked just fine. So when I started my own fieldwork agency I immediately chose for the Psions. A bit later there was the Workabout Pro and now the app on the tablet. You can easily say that I walk with the same pace as the development of TerraIndex.”
Application accelerates the process
If we ask Oscar Poelsema about the value of the app version for his business operation, he doesn’t need much time to think about that. “On the one hand it is easier for fieldworkers. They are in the field with a tablet, they can import a project with the correct data using the TerraIndex-app and they can easily enter drilling data. After that, all entered data is immediately visible on one screen; layers, monitoring wells, samples, finishing, everything. In conclusion, ease of use and a good overview in the field.”
He continues:” On the other hand it accelerates our process at the office. We don’t have to wait anymore for the fieldworkers to get back from the field. With a single click we synchronize the data with the desktop version. So project numbers are immediately correct, monitoring pile numbers are equal to each other and there are no mistakes with dots or comma’s. This means we can distribute drilling data faster to our clients.”
Final check drilling data
Oscar Poelsema explains that they carry out an additional check before delivering the data.
“We always asses if the drilling data satisfies all the norms with the Verification Tool of TerraIndex. This tool partly governs the quality of the data that we send to our clients. And since more or less all clients also work with TerraIndex, we don’t have to worry afterwards about a chaotic display of data on our clients’ screens. The data will be displayed exactly the same way, you could say TerraIndex is like a digital motor behind the smooth partnerships within our industry.”
Future plans: One digital report
Isn’t there anything that can still be significantly improved? “Of course I look further ahead”, the entrepreneur says. “At this moment we send the drawings, photos, GPS data, KLIC subsurface (cables and pipelines), Aardvark measurements or cross-section of drillings in parts as individual pieces to the client we work for. It would be nice if we could send this as one digital report attachment that can be implemented in the final report. And I think TerraIndex could play a role in this.”
Fieldwork agency Poelsema
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