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AGTEK Blog

Enhancing Construction Efficiency: AGTEK's Role in Commercial and Industrial Projects

AGTEK's specialized software modules—Gradework, Materials, and Underground—harness advanced technologies and methodologies that cater specifically to commercial and institutional environments' complexities and larger scales. These tools support effective resource management, quality control, and comprehensive reporting, leading to improved project outcomes and increased profitability.

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Past Posts

AGTEK ANSWERS YOUR DRONE QUESTIONS

Ready to add a drone to your construction workflow? Drones are fast and effective for accurately validating site conditions, tracking production progress, and providing insights into what work needs to be done versus what has already been completed.

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Insourcing, Outsourcing, or Hybrid? Navigating Your Takeoff Choices

In the ever-adapting digital landscape, the way businesses operate is constantly shifting. The dilemma of whether to outsource or insource is now accompanied by a third, increasingly popular option: the hybrid approach.

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Nature Positive and Net-Zero Construction, Part 2

Working together, Heavy Construction companies can dramatically cut industry waste. To do this we need to better leverage the technology and data we have at our disposal. The world is creating more and more data. But this data cannot live in a silo and most of the data captured goes unused today.

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Harness the Power of AI to Optimize Bidding and Win More Jobs with REVEAL

REVEAL, AGTEK’s newest Heavy Construction software solution, works with point clouds collected from drones or laser scanners, automatically classifying and removing unwanted elements from the data.

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Nature Positive and Net-Zero Construction, Part 1

Hexagon (AGTEK’s parent company) has a company vision to help the industry achieve Net Zero. Our vision is a future where data is fully and autonomously leveraged so that business, industry, and humanity can sustainably thrive. Essentially, this means minimizing waste along all aspects of the value chain.

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Customer Spotlight - WL Contracting

We recently sat down with William Lorenz of WL Contracting, a heavy civil construction company based out of San Antonio, Texas, to talk about the value that AGTEK products, especially SmartTrack, have brought to his projects.

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The Blue Collar Narrative Podcast with Matt Desmond

Matt Desmond, President of AGTEK, recently sat down with the Blue Collar Narrative at Apple Podcasts to talk about how AGTEK’s construction estimating software is helping change the construction industry. Here’s an excerpt from Matt on the value AGTEK brings to the market.

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Customer Spotlight - D.W. White Construction

AGTEK recently sat down with Manuel Roque of D.W. White Construction, a heavy civil contractor based in Massachusetts that does a mix of private and public work.

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Welcome to the AGTEK Community - Your Training Resource

AGTEK’s new Community is your place to find all things AGTEK. Creating the Community was an opportunity for AGTEK to modernize its online training platform and provide a useful one-stop-shop resource for our users.

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Customer Spotlight - RangerACE Construction Camp

In Austin, TX, Ranger Excavating is finding ways to expose the next generation of workers to the construction industry while simultaneously helping a local elementary school.

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Customer Spotlight - D & L Sitework, Inc.

In just 2 years the team at D&L Sitework has gone from ‘new user’ to advanced templates, drones, and machine control. Here is their story, and it’s a good one !”

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Customer Spotlight - Strack, Inc.

Learn how Strack, Inc. uses AGTEK on a daily basis when processing a dozen bids per week, and how they structure themselves to manage these workflows.

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Customer Spotlight - Western Earthmoving

WEM says they use AGTEK, "because it is easy and we can generate extremely accurate quantities in a very little amount of time, based on any information we are provided."

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Customer Spotlight - CECG, Inc. - Integrated Gradework, Highway, Materials, & Underground

Learn how CECG, Inc. transitioned to the new integrated Gradework, Highway, Materials, & Underground and what efficiencies they are now seeing.

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Customer Spotlight - Taylor's Excavators

Taylor's Excavators does commercial and residential work in Washington state. Learn how Brad Mills uses AGTEK to build their GPS models and run progress volumes from drone data.

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Taylor's Excavators Remington Ranch project

Crisp & Crisp: AGTEK - Easy to Adopt

Greg Burchfield of Crisp & Crisp started using AGTEK a few months ago. See what his training experience was like and what features he uses most for takeoff, modeling and field readiness.

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10 Reasons to Use Drones on Earthwork Projects

Drone data can help dirt contractors with everything from estimating demolition quantities to project as-builts.

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AGTEK - Easy to Use, Easy to Adopt, Easy to Stay in Control

AGTEK ensures you get the most out of your technology with streamlined implementations, competency-based training programs, and world class support to keep you working efficiently and effectively through every phase of your project.

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Removing Complexity from Highway and Infrastructure Construction

Building a road provides many challenges, but it all starts with winning the bid. AGTEK's Highway is an an integrated solution that helps contractors win more work and complete projects on time and on budget.

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Underground - Revealing What Lies Beneath

AGTEK's new integrated Underground package lets you combine your earthwork takeoff with you pipe inverts to quickly analyze excavation quantities by strata, quantify pipe lengths and structures by depth bracket, and calculate bedding, cover, backfill, and spoils.

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