Automated Debris Management System

An automated debris management system (ADMS) is a technology solution that eliminates the need for traditional paper-based ticketing during the debris removal process following a disaster incident. An ADMS operates on a mobile device and utilizes a storage medium such as a smart card, barcode, QR code or other technology for storing captured information obtained in the field. Through the implementation of technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), digital photography, mobile platform software, etc., the propensity for human error, fraud, data entry error, and reconciliation challenges are considerably reduced resulting in efficiencies, increased accuracy and cost savings. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has provided ADMS specifications as part of its Advanced Contracting Initiative (ACI) for disaster response. These specifications, which are satisfied by the Thompson Data Management Suite (TDMS), have established a baseline for performance and requirements that serve as a standard for ADMS industry-wide.

Thompson has invested considerable resources in the development of our ADMS solution, TDMS, which is a collection of hardware, software and communications infrastructure designed for the management of data and documents related to disaster recovery.

The TDMS meets the USACE ACI specification standard for ADMS and is configured to document a variety of debris removal activities and programs to include:

  • Truck Certification
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) Collection
  • Hazardous Tree Work (L/H/S)
  • Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR)
  • Demolitions
  • Haul Out/Disposal
  • Project Administration
  • Monitor Management

The TDMS includes our hardware solution or handheld device, TDMSmobile, which allows us to capture data in the field and provide near real-time analysis though our software solution, TDMSweb, which is a variety of web –based software applications that serve as the backbone for data storage and management. The TDMS hardware and software solution provides clients the ability to manage and monitor debris removal missions electronically.

TDMSmobile provides enhanced quality control through geo-fencing, geocoding, and location verification. The handheld device and system have configurable security settings to protect use and data. Specified locations, such as debris pickup and disposal sites, are captured by the GPS capabilities of the handheld and verified in the web-based system. This enhanced level of accuracy and corroboration increases the efficiency and production of debris removal operations.

TDMSweb is a web based application that servers as the backbone of the TDMS for storage and data management while providing access to viewing, querying, sorting, reporting, mapping and managing project related data and documents.