Construction 2018-04-05T21:02:27+00:00

Ensure you receive what you’ve paid for and accurately track all material movements

From our own experience in the construction business, we know how frustrating, time consuming and expensive disputes over supply can be. In fact, that’s exactly why load volume scanning was originally developed — so Loadscan’s predecessor could measure and account for the truckloads of material arriving at his civil construction sites.

If you’re purchasing your construction materials in volumetric quantities (cubic metres or cubic yards) then it makes sense that you manage and account for infill coming into site in the same way. With a Loadscan LVS system in play you’ll end supply disputes, accurately account for bulking/compaction factors, eliminate hand-written dockets, and negate the need for a gateman or tally man.

Account for all movements in and out of your project or borrow pit
Monitor infill material coming into site
Account for spoil carted off site and remove haulback from daily tally
Automatically track truck arrivals and departures

How Loadscan’s load volume scanning system works

Trucks or trailers drive below the scan head (usually positioned at your sites’ entry/exit). Each vehicle that you’d like to measure can be fitted with an RFID tag for automatic identification and recording. The in-motion scanning process is fully automated and provides accurate volumetric measurement of every load, including 3D load profile, and is detailed by our proprietary Overview software.  More…

Loadscan LVS Operation Diagram

How smart civil construction companies are reaping the benefits of load scanning

  • Save time and minimize manual processes

    Fully automated onsite measurement in cubic metres or cubic yards means no counting bucket scoops and no weight conversions. No more paper hand written dockets collected from truck drivers (a load ticket can be automatically printed for the driver or truck operator).

  • Traceability means you can manage multiple contracts efficiently

    You’ll haul more material knowing that you’ve got visibility on how much spoil you’re shifting. And you’ll simplify claim processing too.

  • Accurate inventory accounting regardless of conditions

    Accurately measure material deliveries regardless of the weather – don’t pay for water content. Loadscan’s insightful data will show you exactly how many cubic metres/yards have been delivered or shipped off site every hour, day or week and you’ll be able to monitor truck cycle time, staff performance, and loader operations.

  • Money-saving solution

    The LVS system has been proven to pay for itself very quickly by modifying supplier or dump operator behaviour when loads are being monitored (even in cases where LVS measurements are not used for billing). Low running costs, full automation, low maintenance requirements and portability make the LVS system a very attractive solution.

  • Real-time quantity reporting

    See accurate up-to-the-minute cubic volume reporting of materials carted on, off and around site. You’ll easily access historical period reporting for invoicing, site survey reconciliation, performance analysis, etc. And you can access your measurement data onsite or with off-site remote access.

How LVS stacks up against traditional methods of volumetric measurement

Traditional methods of determining truck load volumes — including converting from weight, counting loader buckets, or simply counting trucks — are inaccurate and leave plenty of scope for dispute.

Survey quantities are problematic in that they don’t account for bulking factors in the material loaded in a truck from a cut or compaction of the material when it is unloaded at a fill site.

Loadscan’s payload management system is proven accurate to plus or minus 1% with aggregate materials. This proven technology provides fast, accurate, non-contact volumetric measurement of every truck load.

There’s no human error, no confusing conversion factors, and no need for arguments. Load volume scanning gives you full inventory control and levels the playing field for construction companies and suppliers alike.

See how other construction businesses are using Loadscan load volume scanners and what they’re saying…

Our trucks have shorter stops as you can lose time during conventional measurement. There is also little effort in checking the delivered quantities at our disposal site. We are very satisfied with the ease of use.

– Bruno Kohler, Banholzer Bau AG, Switzerland

At A&R Earthmovers the Loadscan scanner is used for a range of things such as: measuring imported metal that is being used to build our roads, measuring fill that is carted around site, and selling pumice and our other products out the gate.

– Cassidy Schulz, A&R Earthmovers, NZ
Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to shift.
Improving costing and pricing for tendering for jobs big and small
Loadscan reveals that quantities received and delivered are way off
Improving trucking factors and solving disputes in Switzerland
Solving civil construction discrepancies in Russia’s extreme conditions
Leveraging automated measurement across multiple sites