The Importance of Infrastructure Asset Management

The Importance of Infrastructure Asset Management

Managing infrastructure assets has never been more critical.

Organizations across sectors such as utilities, transportation, telecommunications, and energy rely on effective asset management for their infrastructure networks. As the demand for smarter and more efficient infrastructure grows, strategic investments in innovative software solutions like SiteMap® (patent pending), powered by GPRS, are set to shape the future of infrastructure asset management.

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Managing infrastructure assets has never been more critical.

The Evolution of Infrastructure Asset Software

Traditionally, infrastructure asset management relied on manual processes and paper-based records, making it challenging to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about asset inventory, condition, and performance. However, with the advent of GIS technology, organizations have increasingly turned to software solutions to streamline their asset management processes and unlock new opportunities for optimization and innovation.

Transformations in Infrastructure Asset Software

  • Easily Shared: Assets and facilities, both above and below ground, are now more easily accessed and shared with teams. SiteMap® simplifies secure data sharing with just a few clicks.
  • Easily Stored: Infrastructure asset information is stored in the cloud, accessible anytime and anywhere.
  • Visualized In-Depth: View data in new and interactive ways with SiteMap’s Digital Map Room, allowing detailed exploration of each layer of infrastructure.
  • Easily Understood: SiteMap®’s MapViewer presents data in an intuitive format, requiring no formal training to understand.
  • Safely Stored: Modern software like SiteMap® ensures data is safely stored, preventing both physical and digital breaches, keeping your data and worksite secure.

SiteMap®: A Game-Changer in Infrastructure Asset Software

SiteMap® stands out as a leading solution in infrastructure asset software, offering advanced capabilities for underground utilities mapping, utility mapping services, and more. Here’s how SiteMap® is transforming the future of infrastructure asset management:

  • Underground Utilities Mapping: Locator errors cause nearly 34,000 underground utility strikes each year. SiteMap® provides comprehensive, 99.8% accurate data supplied by GPRS that maps all underground utilities, allowing organizations to accurately see the location, depth, and type of underground infrastructure. This minimizes the risk of utility strikes, service disruptions, and costly repairs.
  • Boost in Accuracy: SiteMap® leverages advanced technology and expertise to deliver highly accurate and reliable results. Backed by GPRS, a leader in ground-penetrating radar technology, SiteMap® offers a 99.8% accuracy rating, the highest in the country. GPRS captures entire sites or facilities, providing accurate as-builts, utility maps, 2D CAD drawings, and 3D photogrammetry and Building Information Models (BIM).

New Technologies, Methodologies, & Services

  • Private Utility Locating Services: 65% of on-site utilities are private and not located by 811 One Call services. GPRS provides comprehensive maps of all utilities on-site, including depths, for seamless communication and collaboration.
  • Facility Mapping Services: Comprehensive mapping of above and below ground facilities for industries like construction, facility management, engineering, and manufacturing.
  • Directional Drilling Clearance: Accurate pre and post-installation cross bore inspections to avoid striking existing underground utilities during fiber and telecom line installation.
  • CCTV Video Pipe Inspection: Using remote video cameras, GPRS provides sewer inspection services to assess conditions and prevent problems in pipelines. NASSCO-certified technicians provide comprehensive reports for repair planning and system integrity maintenance.
  • 3D Laser Scanning: Accurate measurements with 2-4mm precision, capturing 2 million data points per second, translated into 2D CAD drawings and 3D BIM models for efficient planning, design, and construction.
  • Virtual Tours: WalkThru 3D captures and updates existing conditions documentation for sites or facilities, allowing stakeholders to visualize projects remotely and accurately measure within the image.
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SiteMap® provides comprehensive, 99.8% accurate data supplied by GPRS that maps all underground utilities, allowing organizations to accurately see the location, depth, and type of underground infrastructure.

Strategic Investments in SiteMap®: Key Considerations

When evaluating solutions like SiteMap®, organizations should consider:

  • Scalability: SiteMap® meets the needs of organizations of all sizes, from small municipalities to large utilities and engineering firms.
  • Ease of Use: Despite its advanced capabilities, SiteMap® is user-friendly and intuitive, requiring no extra training or technical expertise.
  • Data Portability: Seamless data portability with existing GIS systems and tools allows organizations to leverage their data and workflows efficiently.
  • Data Security: SiteMap® ensures sensitive information is protected from unauthorized access, tampering, or loss.
  • Customer Support: Dedicated customer support and resources help organizations maximize their investment in infrastructure asset software.

SiteMap® offers advanced capabilities in underground utilities mapping and more, shaping the future of infrastructure asset management. By leveraging SiteMap®'s intuitive tools, scalable infrastructure, and robust security features, organizations can streamline their asset management processes, minimize risks, and unlock new opportunities for innovation and growth. SiteMap® makes the subsurface simply accessible.

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