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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 they're built and operated is crucial to economic growth and is a key arbiter of an economy's competitiveness…

Rutland Awards Highway Surveying and Asset Management Software Contract to Yotta DCL

April 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Yotta DCL is currently working with Rutland County Council, UK, with Horizons visualised asset management software, highway condition and asset inventory…

Germany Surveys Roads at 100 km/h

April 3, 2013 - in Maintenance, Projects, Transportation

Germany’s roads are worth 470 billion euros. Roads in fact account for over 60 percent of the capital assets of many municipalities. But there’s a…

Geospatial IT Key to Pipeline Integrity and Efficiency

March 18, 2013 - in Maintenance, Projects

While media outlets talk about pipeline integrity with terms like ‘aging infrastructure’, insiders know that pipeline integrity is an information game. Sure, individual components cause failures, but components age at different rates that vary dramatically…

Essex Highways Deploys Street Lighting and Mapping Software to Automate Maintenance

February 21, 2013 - in Maintenance, Transportation

Internet Hosted Street Lighting and Mapping software from Mayrise Systems is helping Essex Highways, a strategic partnership between the UK's Essex County Council and Ringway Jacobs, to ensure street lights are working, in order to maintain a safe environment…

Sydney Harbour Bridge Preservation Benefits from 3D Mapping

February 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

Cutting-edge 3D mapping technology has emerged as a new secret weapon in preserving Australia’s most famous man-made icon. Reaching up 134 metres from sea level, and measuring 48.4 metres across and 1,149 metres in length, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is the…

City of Surrey, British Columbia, Streamlines Operations with Cityworks

January 25, 2013 - in Smart Cities

Four times a year, the City of Surrey, B.C. Canada, conducts “sector checks” during which field crews inspect assets along the city’s road network, recording any issues along the way. To better manage this time-intensive task, Surrey looked to Cityworks…

Private Funding Needed for US Water Infrastructure

September 12, 2012 - in Water

Much of the US water and wastewater infrastructure was constructed generations ago and is nearing or at the end of its useful life, as evidenced by the 650 water main breaks every day and two trillion gallons of treated water lost every year at an estimated…

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…

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…