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National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual event that takes place across the United States to raise awareness of work zone safety amongst motorists and workers.

According to national statistics reported by The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2017, work zone accidents resulted in:

  • 700 work zone fatalities
  • 130 worker fatalities
  • Over 35,000 work […]
National Work Zone Awareness Week 2018 2018-05-28T06:22:48+00:00

New update available: RapidPlan 3.1


What’s new in this update?

Control Point Snapping and Road Alignment: Precisely connect objects with each other by snapping into existing control points. Hold the Ctrl key while point-snapping roads or other objects and their geometries will merge seamlessly.

Measurements Panel: Press F8 to quickly measure distances, areas and angles on your plan. Measurements are precise, zoom-independent and can […]

New update available: RapidPlan 3.1 2018-05-29T04:51:25+00:00

Adding SIX Maps into RapidPlan

RapidPlan users in the Australian state of New South Wales can now access SIX Maps aerial imagery as a base map provider. To access this mapping service in the software:

  1. Create a new plan using the Base map option in the New Plan Wizard
  2. Open the ‘Properties’ tab
  3. In the Base map section of the properties, change the ‘Provider’ to ‘Custom ArcGIS service’. A window […]
Adding SIX Maps into RapidPlan 2018-05-31T23:24:32+00:00

New update available: RapidPlan 3.0

What’s new in this update?

Integrated mapping: Prepare your plans directly onto a map. It’s now easier than ever to draw site-specific plans. This feature allows you to choose mapping from three different providers – and we’ll be adding even more providers soon!

Performance improvements: We’ve redesigned the core of RapidPlan, making it quicker and more responsive – load […]

New update available: RapidPlan 3.0 2018-05-29T04:52:10+00:00

Planning for Construction: Safety Strategies for Work Zone Traffic

In any type of construction situation that has a roadway nearby, it is important that traffic is routed appropriately. A certain degree of planning must go into the management of traffic around a worksite quickly, in the early planning stages of construction.

Effective traffic management of a work zone […]

Planning for Construction: Safety Strategies for Work Zone Traffic 2018-05-28T06:09:34+00:00

Saving Lives by Designing Safe Traffic Flow in Work Zones

Road work is dangerous whether you are constructing new highways, filling potholes, replacing water and sewer lines, repairing utilities or trimming trees.

Projects may take a matter of minutes or many months. No matter what the duration, a roadway work zone creates a traffic obstruction requiring signage and other warning equipment to […]

Saving Lives by Designing Safe Traffic Flow in Work Zones 2018-05-28T06:19:33+00:00

High Tech Trends Transform Work Zone Traffic Control

“Invent the Future” is the motto of Virginia Tech where researchers are designing a prototype vest with woven-in radio sensors that will warn workers when they are in the way of danger from oncoming motorists or work zone equipment. The normal looking fluorescent vest will respond to digitally […]

High Tech Trends Transform Work Zone Traffic Control 2018-05-28T06:18:49+00:00

2010

25 countries in 10 years! and so many more just around the corner.

2010 2017-09-20T20:34:31+00:00

2008

First non-English language version released.

RapidPlans standalone design lends perfectly to easy translation allowing quick turnaround on new language versions.

2008 2015-02-19T04:53:09+00:00

2007

RapidPlan released

A new interface and greater functionality. RapidPlan arrived and it was a whole new ballgame.

2007 2015-02-18T01:41:43+00:00