Most people are aware of the decades-long controversy regarding landfills in the US. The old-style landfills are the usual topic of public debate. The controversies and local issues, however, have overshadowed the fact that a whole new generation of landfill management technologies is reinventing landfill operations.
The bottom line here is efficiency of space management and the structural integrity of landfills. Originally, landfills were basically large filled zones, without much construction science. These landfills weren’t exactly precision made. They leaked, they subsided, and gases from waste were a real problem. Later science improved management of these problems, but these older landfills were still big land management issues, and in some cases, land management hazards.
The new landfill management science has finally nailed all the problems. A company called GeoLogic Computer Systems from Michigan has created a full range of landfill management software which ticks all the boxes for clean, efficient site management.
Their new software solutions are a mix of geoscience, CAD design software, and GPS-based technologies, grafted on to a very efficient real time reporting model. This new landfill waste management software is designed to cover all aspects of construction, right down to the individual tracks of construction vehicles.
This is a brief overview of how their software works onsite:
● Their landfill operation software also provides real time monitoring of all aspects of construction, from cell structures to point management and compaction density. The software also measures landfill slope construction.
● The very efficiency-oriented CAD modeling approach effectively eliminates the problems of the past. Gaps are found. Subsidence caused by structural weaknesses just doesn’t happen. Drains and pipes can be laid with extreme accuracy.
● Managers are always able to access all relevant data, even if they’re not onsite. This is a plug and play management system, a virtual dashboard. Both the reporting systems and the metrics are excellent.
If you’re in the landfill industry, you may not be surprised to hear that nobody’s complaining much about this technology. It’s a time saver, a money saver, a problem solver, and above all a great working range of very practical, effective solutions.
For more in-depth information, see the company’s website here at website www.gcs3d.com. You can contact them online or by phone. Their client services are good, too.