Pavia Systems’ New Technology Tool, HeadLight, Speaks to the Future of America’s Transportation Infrastructure

HeadLight, part of a new wave of e-Construction, has proven valuable for building safer roads and bridges across the nation

SEATTLE--()--Pavia Systems, a transportation software company specializing in creating technology for organizations in the transportation infrastructure industry, recently cited an American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) report which shows that more than 200 million trips are taken daily across deficient bridges in the nation’s largest cities. The report further points out that one in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient, and the average age of the nation’s 607,380 bridges is 42 years old.

“We are confident that HeadLight will take the transportation industry to greater heights”

The challenge is clear – America’s transportation infrastructure is in need of a new solution that builds safer roads and bridges and Pavia Systems is helping to do just that with its new tool called HeadLight. HeadLight is a software system built with real-time, direct input from project inspectors on the job, and is designed exclusively for road-owning government agencies to gain easier, more effective, and less-costly ways for their teams to perform project inspections in the field. The HeadLight tool replaces the current, manual process of project inspections. The manual process is slow and many times can lead to delays in project improvements. With HeadLight, information about a deficient bridge or unsafe road can be transmitted to state Department of Transportation (DOT) officials instantly, compared to the paper and pen process which many times would take days and could cause delays to road improvements.

According to the January 2015 “Implementation Plan” report produced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), e-Construction is the way of the future because the paperless process accelerates the inspection process. In such a system, every data element is stored once via modern technologies, including mobile devices, and can be accessed securely by all key stakeholders at both a project and program level. HeadLight’s e-Construction process includes electronic submission of construction documentation, electronic document routing and approvals (e-signatures).

The HeadLight software program is designed with high-technology capabilities for transportation agencies to gain easier, more effective and less-costly ways to perform construction inspections in the field. The benefits include significant productivity gains, time savings and data quality improvements.

“We are confident that HeadLight will take the transportation industry to greater heights,” said Si Katara, president and co-founder of Pavia Systems. “We believe the DOTs and inspection firms that choose to utilize this tool will be at the forefront of transforming the state of the nation’s roads through technology for the better.”

Pavia Systems collaborated with industry experts to develop this solution to serve as a tool for field inspectors to prevent losses and increase productivity. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has deployed HeadLight on multiple projects; Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) have all used HeadLight in small test projects and have requested federal funds to consider its use on a broader scale.

About Pavia Systems

Pavia Systems, Inc., founded in 2005, is a software technology company specializing in the transportation infrastructure industry. Our award-winning solutions provide clients with the tools they need to implement their projects electronically. Products include mobile applications for project inspection, pavement design, and online training. Our customers include large departments of transportation, contractors, equipment manufacturers, and industry-related materials companies.

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