Concrete construction footing crews typically lay out footings and piers with tape measures and strings. Once this this process is completed, the layout begins. sing the robotic total station technology has made jobs much easier and more efficient because now the crew can just build and stake without the extra steps of a layout using multiple crew members. There are no stings to run or extra stakes to drive to layout. Any errors in the form layout are fixed prior to the final square. It’s much easier to do at this point than later. There’s less labor in moving and adjusting walls to achieve square and it’s also easier on the equipment.