Our technology is what defines Kerr Contractors as an industry leader. Kerr Contractors has gained a substantial competitive advantage through our ongoing investment in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology from Topcon and Zonar and cutting-edge training programs. Kerr is committed to new technology and is recognized as an early adopter in the industry.
Better technology means more efficiency per labor hour worked. Our utilization of GPS significantly improves the predictability, production, and flexibility of every project. As a result, job starts and job cycles are completed with unprecedented efficiency, reduced rework, and lower operating costs.
Kerr Contractors is a market leader in the utilization of GPS technology for controlling grade. The continued investment in state-of-the-art equipment, the innovative use of this technology, and the complete dedication to advanced training ensure that our clients receive the highest value at the lowest overall cost.
As one of Oregon’s largest heavy civil contractors, our team of specialists is recognized for setting industry-leading standards while continually focusing on process improvement for the ultimate customer benefit.
Our utilization of GPS technology on each and every project results in numerous client benefits:
Better information with which to maximize the project’s requirements before work is started
Greater predictability along with greater flexibility
Higher accuracy, reduced rework
Lower surveyor and operating costs
By setting the standards rather than simply meeting them, we will continue to pass savings on to our clients well into the future.
Expertise & Training
From site engineers and grade-checkers to foremen and equipment operators, our employees are extensively trained. Their knowledge and experience reduces downtime and helps to resolve issues as they arise, avoiding interruptions to the project schedule.
In addition, our seasoned in-house modeling department produces the most accurate models in the industry. In many cases, we can start grading before surveyors begin staking, resulting in “fast-tracking” the project and getting ahead of schedule from the very beginning. Most companies outsource their model building, which results in increased delays and longer turnaround times.
Fast Track Efficiency
Before earth-moving equipment cuts the surface, there are considerable planning, surveying, and design efforts that result in the overall project plan. GPS seamlessly connects the design engineers and field specialists into an integrated workflow, resulting in real-time synergy between our people and equipment. From initial planning to project completion, GPS technology significantly improves productivity and the total construction process.