Infrastructure Technologies’ ITpipes software was used to collect the inspection data and document findings. ITpipes database and application were designed to seamlessly integrate with other applications, including ESRI GIS. ITpipes is a certified NASSCO PACP software.
After inspection of a section of pipe was completed, the second crew returned, the diver unlocked the caisson, it was filled with water, an air plug was inserted and inflated, and the caisson was towed to the next site where the process would be repeated.
Being able to utilize information from King County’s maps directly with ITpipes data was instrumental in finding several previously unknown problems. “For example,” James said, “we located a missing manhole at Holmes Point by linking the map with the inspection data. We also found multiple occurrences of incorrect pipe sizes and lengths that we immediately corrected in the geo database, allowing us to track the project. These findings were corrected within IPI’s version of King County’s map files, based on the communication between ITpipes and the GIS.”
James said the reports are clear and easy to understand by anyone needing to evaluate them.