Whether it is a delivery of aggregate or a mound of spoil, any stockpile can now be quantified by pointing your iPhone at it and walking around using the Stockpile Reports Lite iPhone app.

The Stockpile Reports Lite iPhone app has been produced to enable construction professionals to measure piled material themselves, right away, for a small fraction of the typical cost, getting measurement results before the time it would take a measurement crew to even show up.

“We’ve been serving the large enterprise construction materials industry around the world since 2012, with our inventory management platform,” says David Boardman, CEO of Stockpile Reports. “Now we’re making our patented measurement technology available to everyone.”

After downloading the app (search ‘Stockpiles Lite’ in the app store), users point the iPhone camera at the surface of the pile and walk around its perimeter. The app captures high resolution imagery that is then uploaded to the cloud and processed to generate a report. Independent tests have shown the measurements to be within one to two per cent of LiDAR (laser measurement) surveys.

Businesses can potentially save thousands of pounds by using the app over the hiring of external resources for stockpile measurements. Stockpile inventory can be done quickly and on site teams can be empowered to take measurements as and when required.