Pedal Power: Highways surveyors on your bikes!

Kaarbontech highways surveyors are taking to the saddle on specially equipped surveying bikes.

The asset management and surveying company has invested in lightweight folding bikes that fit easily into a car boot.

Mark Entwistle, Managing Director says: “We have invested in bikes to help speed up the process of surveying while being environmentally friendly and reducing fatigue on our surveyors. The bike has been kitted with specially fabricated attachments that allow surveying tools to be carried safely.”

Surveyors use tablets to record data using the company’s asset management software on tablet devices. Data can be exported straight to the client for use in their GIS system or to build maintenance records.

This spring and summer look out for a surveyor on a bike!

Survey Bike

Posted: 27th March 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

KaarbonTech takes to the air for aerial survey of Sidmouth erosion

This week Development Manager, Leigh Harris has been surveying coastal erosion at Sidmouth in Devon.

The survey was the latest phase of a Beach Management Plan for Sidmouth which is being undertaken by CH2M Hill Halcrow consultants and East Devon District Council.

Read the coverage below from the Exeter Express and Echo newspaper which includes video film of the SenseFly eBee aircraft getting airborne:

Exeter Express and Echo

Sidmouth Survey

Posted: 20th March 2015
Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

“senseFly UAVs have quickly become essential tools” says Mark Entwistle, Managing Director

Aerial Imagery 2KaarbonTech was the first company in the UK to fly the eBee SenseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in 2013.

The aircraft carries a 16MP camera allowing it to shoot aerial imagery at  3cm pixel resolution over areas up to 12sq KM.

The eBee can fly in winds of up to 45km/h (12m/s) which is ideal for surveying in British weather. The aircraft has a flight time of up to 45 minutes and is highly portable, fitting into a small carrying case, and is easily launched making it an ideal solution for clients.

Our CAA qualified pilots have used the aircraft to survey sites as varied as dams, quarries, coastline and the London Olympic Park.

Along with other worldwide users KaarbonTech Managing Director, Mark Entwistle, has written a testimonial which you can read here:

https://www.sensefly.com/about/testimonials.html

Posted: 2nd March 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

KaarbonTech to exhibit at Drain Trader ‘On The Road’ 2015

KaarbonTech will be exhibiting at the 2015 ‘On the Road’ event being held on 28th March in London. The CEME Conference Centre will host the event which is organised by Drain Trader magazine.

Our asset management and survey software has been developed by a team with over ten year’s first-hand drainage maintenance experience.

Gully SMART and Pipe SMART are ideal for small and medium size drainage and survey businesses looking to expand and take on larger corporate customers. In this digital age corporate customers such as utilities, retail park groups and facilities managers are looking for the professional results delivered by KaarbonTech products.

There is still time to register to attend via the web link below:

Drain Trader 2015 Registration

Managing Director, Mark Entwistle, and his team look forward to seeing existing customers and making new connections.

Mapping Showcase

Posted:26th February 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Ordnance Survey Rebrand

Congratulations to our partners Ordnance Survey on their successful re-branding.

The companies new logo reflects the approach of mapping and digital data being intertwined in the 21st Century.

This complements our vision namely that the collection of data is only half the picture – it is how that data is used that makes the difference.

KaarbonTech enables customer use to gather and use information intelligently, flexibly and strategically.

This You Tube film produced by Ordnance Survey explains the ways in which OS has evolved over the past 224 years:

 

Posted: 9th February 2015

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

GeoConnexion Magazine Reviews the 2014 AGI Awards

The January/February 2015 issue of GeoConnexion Magazine includes a review of the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) Awards held in November 2014.

KaarbonTech were announced as winners of the award for ‘Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit.’

GeoConnection

Posted: 22nd January 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

Drain Trader: Gully SMART wins award

We start the New Year with a reminder of our success at the 2014 Association of Geographic Information awards.

The January 2015 edition of Drain Trader features an article about the award which recognised the reduced flood risk, cost and efficiency savings achieved by Walsall Council as a result of using the ‘Gully SMART’ software.

Read the article below:

Drain-Trader-Jan-15


Posted:6th January 2015

Contact: nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

 

Fresh technology for the arborist’s tool kit

The Arboricultural Association has featured our ‘Tree SMART’ software tree management system in the winter issue of it’s magazine to members.

The piece asks readers whether their handheld smart phone or tablet is a much a part of their kit as a rope, harness or chainsaw. You can read the piece below:


Arb Business

Posted: 10th December 2014

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk

The 21st Century Arborist: Getting Tree SMART

The November issue of ‘PRO ARB’ magazine included an article about our software product ‘Tree SMART’ and featured the first hand experiences of users from Gloucestershire County Council and South Gloucestershire Council.

You can read more below:

Pro Arb1

Pro Arb2

Pro Arb3

Posted: 5th December 2014

Contact: Nicola.davies@kaarbontech.co.uk