The PointMan application according to Mr. Martindale is both intuitive and very easy for field crews to use. Furthermore, construction contractors that have adopted the solution report that it does not add to their current workload and is already saving them time.
At this point the shared database does not include utility and telecom as-built data but Prostar incorporates support for bidirectional inclusion of this data with notifications to utilities when any of this data is changed so that it can be used for maintaining and improving utility as-builts.
This is a ground-breaking initiative involving legislation, regulation and new technology to address one of the chief causes of highway construction delays and cost overruns. CDOT’s adoption of the ProStar Solution is now getting the attention from other State DOTs as well as several Federal agencies. Utah DOT for example followed CDOT and has also implemented the ProStar Solution.