LADOTD Fully Adopts Cloud-Based Documentation Tool HeadLight
Although the 18-month pilot program initially had 18 projects, it swelled to 54 as more divisions voluntarily adopted the technology, says Mary Leah Coco, DOTD associate director of technology transfer and training. “It was just this grassroots swell that happened.” HeadLight is now a standard tool being used across DOTD.
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Innovation can eliminate person-to-person contact at work sites and ensures that city construction projects can move forward without delay while keeping workers safe.
That’s the power of HeadLight
Improved Communications: Pictures are worth 1,000 words. HeadLight allows you to quickly and easily convey information and issues from a job site in real-time, saving time, money, and communication issues.
Immediate Impact: Value that starts Day 1. HeadLight’s easy-to-use UI and proven deployment process (both virtual and in the field training programs) ensure customer success and value to every user starting on day one.
Collaboration: Plays well with others. From HeadLight’s open data architecture that allows customers to securely connect data sources between silos, to a service model that adapts to client needs, this is a solution built on collaboration.
Remote Connectivity: See and act from anywhere. No matter where you are, with HeadLight you can be “on the jobsite” — seeing what’s happening in real-time to ensure the highest quality of work.
Proof of Performance: A visual source of truth. As a photo-driven inspection technology, HeadLight offers a visual source of truth that mitigates risk at each step of the construction process. After all, seeing is believing.
More Insight: More data, better projects. By leveraging event-driven data capture, users end up with more data that allows you to see more about your project and catch issues as they arise. In the end, the more you know, the better (and more protected) the project.
Curious about photo-based inspection?
Listen to HeadLight clients explain how robust data capture, tagging, and search functionality help you easily see progress, identify issues, and uncover insights about your projects — with photos to prove it.
Who Benefits from Photo-Based Inspection Technology?
Over 2,500 current infrastructure projects are using HeadLight for their inspection needs.
Designed for infrastructure construction professionals, HeadLight is a photo-based inspection technology that allows them to capture, share, and act on data from the job site in real-time, offering the visual source of truth they need to confidently deliver a total and accurate picture of their work from day one.
Whether identifying issues and mitigating claims or identifying trends and charting a future course, everyone involved in an infrastructure construction project wants the peace of mind and ability to confidently document and deliver a fact-based representation of what’s happened or happening to ensure continued success in the future.
“I appreciated the ease of communication throughout the entire project. I felt like my supervisors and fellow inspectors were on the same page and I found it easy to follow the overall "flow" of the job site by being able to easily browse the observations of other inspectors when I had either been on another job site or had not been present for a work shift. HeadLight made it easy to catch up on what I had missed."
Katherine Colburn, Rotational Engineer Region, UDOT
"Total time savings in one day: 2 hours. You can spend that time watching your crew instead of doing other unnecessary activities."
Area Engineer, TxDOT
“I absolutely love HeadLight. You get your inspectors who don’t write out as much detail, but they do a lot of photo observations, and when you pair their short writing with the photos, you get a good idea of what’s going on.”
Project Engineer, TxDOT
“As a small business and being in the public realm, repeat business is of paramount importance. With that is the quality of work that you're doing. It feels like being a small business every single time. Even if you've worked with somebody for 30 years you have to prove yourself that you're credible against these very large, impressive corporations that we routinely compete with. To that end, having a system like HeadLight that shows the quality assurance check that is built into this system, which ensures that we are considered for the next project, is the lifeblood of the company.”
- CEO, Perteet
"The best benefit is the real time aspect of the program. It is extremely user friendly so items are documented real time or much more frequently than one entry per day. Also, the tags make the office side so much easier! Everything that has a tag can be pulled at once making organization of data so much easier."
- Office Manager, State DOT
“The office is 50-plus miles away but they have my view at all times throughout the day on their computer with HeadLight.”
Field Manager, State DOT
“The reduction in paperwork and improved reporting through the HeadLight platform is both a monetary and quality value-add that we are proud to provide our clients.”
Senior Resident Project Representative, Stanley Consultants
“I would tell peers to consider using HeadLight for a couple of reasons. One, as a project manager you become more involved in the project without having to spend extra time on the jobsite to understand how things are progressing. I now just check-in remotely on HeadLight and actually feel I have a better touch on the project than I did beforehand.”
- Project Manager, WSP