Drones and UAV are emerging technologies used to reduce project time, improve safety and control project costs. UAV is used to collect engineering data at a construction site. With a high-quality camera and inbuilt gyro stabilization, the camera gives pin sharp images and 4K videos. Drones monitor progress at site, potential safety hazards, compute volume metric calculation and keep pilferage and leakage under check.
Drone Video from Goa-Zuari Project Drone Video from Ambala-Kaithal Project
Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is used to track machine life, fuel usage, and consumables. The technology also provides mapping and replays vehicle location history with real time alerts and notifications. Using this technology, DBL is able to guide drivers and operators on the right path, enabling fuel savings of ~25%.
GeoGreen is an initiative taken by DBL for environmental sustainability and to protect the soil from either side of their roads from eroding. The road construction process displaces a lot of soil and loosens earth, impacting the quality of land in the surroundings. To prevent this from happening, DBL plants thousands of trees and grows grass on dividers, beautifying the roads in the process.
Soil Stabilization is done using Fly Ash Wirtgen soil stabilizer to enhance soil properties. This process is a cost effective and an environment friendly techno-innovative solution for soil erosion. Due to non-availability of usable soil, DBL is forced to bring soil from faraway locations which costs a lot. Soil stabilization helps make the available soil usable.
In keeping with its ethos of environmental sustainability, DBL manufactures sand for construction purposes. Not only does this method reduce dependence on government approved sand, it also relieves any adverse impact on the river banks. Concrete with manufactured sand has huge techno-commercial benefits. DBL’s manufactured sand has completely replaced natural sand, saving up to INR 1,870 mn per year.
Re-Using Milled Material in Road Bases using Wirtgen’s milling machine is a great value addition to DBL’s innovations. The process involves deploying Writgen’s Milling Machines to separate available aggregate portions from existing roads. DBL then blends this material (40%) and fresh aggregate (60%) to suit the specifications. This process has been approved by Road Construction Authorities.