Powel Construction is a market-leading provider of the 3D tool Gemini Terrain. We also provide other digital services, which together give you complete control of your construction project.
“Gemini Terrain is a Norwegian-developed tool which is used by large parts of the construction industry in Norway. We are growing strongly among consultants and outside Norway, especially in Sweden,” says the sales and marketing manager at Powel Construction, Sigrid Lønn.
The advanced models are used in all phases of the project, from planning and design to follow-up and documentation of work done. The software solution has been on the market for over 30 years and has contributed to the development of the industry standard for mass calculation and documentation.
Digitalisation has revolutionised the construction industry
“Gemini Terrain makes planning and implementation of the projects very much easier. This is because we have developed modules that are specially designed for construction pits, tunnels and other essential elements of an infrastructure project,” says Pål Tønder, business manager at Powel Construction.
The survey manager at AF Anlegg, Rafal Szymanowski, is among the many people who use several of the digital tools from Powel Construction. He says that the profession of surveyor has been greatly streamlined over the past few years because of digital tools such as Gemini Terrain.
“We used to have around ten surveyors on large projects, now we are five including the manager. There are big, big savings of time and effort. Now most of the job is done on the PC,” says Szymanowski.
One of the modules that have been developed in recent years, which many users have now adopted, is 3D Trench. This innovation has also pleased Powel’s customers.
“This is something we have been waiting for, and we are very pleased with the result. We have cut down the time we spend getting trench data out into the field by 50 to 60 percent,” says Steinar Juvland, managing director of ProPoint Survey.
More automated processes
Many of the work processes that were previously done manually are now automated in 3D Trench. This allows the company to free up time that can be spent on other tasks.
When Aas-Jakobsen, COWI, and Nordic Office of Architecture were designing the new Stavanger University Hospital, they realised that they needed a more advanced solution to manage the large and complex building pit models. They asked Powel Construction for assistance.