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Downer Transforms Project Planning

See how major construction company Downer leverages Nearmap imagery and content to help build, maintain runways, racetracks and roads.

“I take Nearmap on the road with me — I use MapBrowser on a tablet on-site, which means I can update my work areas… that visual explanation of our work areas makes it so much easier to communicate this with my team as well as my clients.”

Esther LangSenior Project Engineer, Airports & Specialised Pavements, Downer
As the leading provider of integrated services, Downer designs, builds and sustains assets, infrastructure and facilities. This case study covers how Nearmap content helped plan and manage a key infrastructure project.

The Challenge At a Glance

An Accurate View for Project Planning

To help plan and manage major infrastructure projects, Downer needed an accurate, current view of the worksite and existing assets that could track changes to infrastructure and surrounds and to plan safe, efficient site access and equipment placement. To effectively manage a toll road project in Melbourne, Downer sought an aerial imagery solution that would provide the resolution and frequency required, along with valuable geospatial tools and insights.

The Solution at a Glance

An Accurate View for Project Planning

The high level of complexity of the major toll road resurfacing project led Downer to work with Nearmap high-resolution aerial imagery, helping track historical changes on the asset, and effectively plan project resourcing. From plotting the worksite to mapping changes from the original project construction and planning safe access and parking for heavy equipment, the team was able to improve planning and site management.

Business Impact

Improved Planning, Visibility and Sharing

The ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, and to share information with work crews and the client helped Downer ensure the road toll project ran to schedule and within budget, while meeting workplace safety obligations. Project sharing helped keep all stakeholders informed of the up-to-date situation on the ground. The ability to adjust plans on-site to reflect the current situation reduced time spent planning shifts.

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Gain a clearer perspective with frequently captured high-resolution aerial imagery from Nearmap.

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