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Wireless "Smart Skin" Sensors Could Provide Remote Monitoring of Infrastructure

April 23, 2013 - in Maintenance, Sensors

Major bridge failures in recent years have focused attention on the need to monitor America’s highway bridges and other infrastructure. As thousands of bridges, parking garages and other structures age, improved methods for detecting deterioration could…

Fixing the World's Infrastructure Problems

April 21, 2013 - in Maintenance

We all have a stake in the infrastructure surrounding us — the roads, buildings, power lines, and telephone networks that we rely on daily. How well…

Bluesky's Digital Tree Map Helps Energy Companies Reduce the Risk of Power Cuts

March 6, 2013 - in Energy, Maintenance

Following warnings from the UK energy regulator Ofgem of an ‘horrendous’ energy crunch, aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping electricity companies…

Laser Scanner Improves Quality Control at World's Largest Coal-Powered Power Plant

December 5, 2012 - in Energy, Maintenance

South African based engineering surveyors Trail Surveys (Pty) Ltd, has purchased a state of the art laser scanner to improve quality control at the world’s largest coal fired power station. The RIEGL VZ-400 purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, has already been…

National Report Card Says Canada's Municipal Infrastructure is "At Risk"

September 12, 2012 - in Maintenance, Projects

Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major…

SAP's 'Urban Matters' Initiative Aimed at Smarter Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

The recently launched the SAP Urban Matters program is an initiative with the goal of helping cities and urban settlements improve the lives of people and deliver better, more effective government. The initiative focuses on helping customers and partners address…