Implementing Technology:

Why Automate?

  • It minimizes paper (including storage and eventual shredding costs)
  • It reduces the amount of data entry in the office
  • It reduces the risk of data being compromised
  • It provides the ability for supervisors to review work right after the data is collected
  • It improves data quality by using real-time edit checks
  • It reduces mailing costs by electronically generating copies

Current Holdings?

  • L.B. Foster currently has approximately 60 iPads in the field collecting data in our Precast, Friction Management, and Concrete Ties divisions
  • Projects due to be rolled out in 2014 will result in an additional 40 iPads in the field
  • Automating data collection has eliminated the use and printing of approximately ___________ pages of paper forms