infrastructure asset Articles

  • Compare, assess and decide with PLAN

    The infrastructure asset management (IAM) planning software application (PLAN) is a decision-support environment, developed under TRUST, which is providing organized assessment and comparison for any number of competing projects, solutions or alternative designs, which can be assessed and pitched against each other, both numerically as well as visually. PLAN was designed as the central planning ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infrastructure transitions towards sustainability: a complex adaptive systems perspective

    To ensure infrastructure assets are procured and maintained by government on behalf of citizens, appropriate policy and institutional architecture are needed, particularly if a fundamental shift to more sustainable infrastructure is the goal. The shift in recent years from competitive and resource-intensive procurement to more collaborative and sustainable approaches to infrastructure governance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Implications of Asset Management on Capital and O&M Financing

    ABSTRACTAsset management is often used to assess asset repair and replacement (R&R) costs and project timing. However, asset management can also be used to reduce overall asset life cycle costs, from creation through disposal. For example, by purchasing technologically advanced assets today, an agency can greatly reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) costs. Although the capital costs of ...

  • Resilience of civil infrastructure systems: literature review for improved asset management

    Infrastructure resilience has drawn significant attention in recent years, partly because the occurrence of low-probability and high-consequence disruptive events like Hurricane Katrina, the Indonesian tsunami, terrorism attack in New York, and others. Since civil infrastructure systems support society welfare and viability, continuous infrastructural operation is critical. Along protection ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment of sewer condition using artificial intelligence tools: application to the SANEST sewer system

    Operation, maintenance and rehabilitation comprise the main concerns of wastewater infrastructure asset management. Given the nature of the service provided by a wastewater system and the characteristics of the supporting infrastructure, technical issues are relevant to support asset management decisions. In particular, in densely urbanized areas served by large, complex and aging sewer ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Infrastructure asset management – the TRUST approach and professional tools

    Strategic asset management (AM) of urban water infrastructures faces the challenge of dealing with expensive and long-lasting assets of a very diverse nature and wide-ranging useful lives and costs. Typically, utility managers inherit an infrastructure with assets in assorted conditions and stages in their lifecycle. They are expected to manage their value in order to ensure adequate service, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing human resources renovation needs in water utilities

    Human resources are one of the most important assets of water utilities (WUs), being responsible for assuring systems management and playing an important role in the tacit forms of organizational knowledge. In organizations with responsibility for managing extensive, diverse infrastructure with long life-cycles, with adequate service and acceptable risk levels, knowledge transfer between peers ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is the service life of water distribution pipelines linked to their failure rate?

    This paper aims to enable the relevant use of water main service lifetime and failure data to build a medium or long term infrastructure management plan. Firstly, how to estimate the service lifetime distribution of water mains using observations of decommissioning times which are possibly left-truncated and predominantly right-censored, is shown. Three methods are presented: a non-parametric ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asset management and nondestructive evaluation of force mains in New York City

    Management of infrastructure assets has been gaining increased attention recently because of aging infrastructures. Wastewater infrastructures, such as sewers, force mains, etc., maintained by various municipalities across the nation are at increased risk of failure since they are buried underground and are usually scheduled for maintenance/repair only after a breakage. Force mains are a vital ...

  • Innovation results of IAM planning in urban water services

    The requirement to provide urban water services continuously while infrastructures are ageing, imposes the need for increasingly sustainable infrastructure asset management (IAM). To achieve and maintain adequate levels of service, the AWARE-P IAM methodology has been applied in collaborative projects launched by the National Civil Engineering Laboratory, in partnership with IST (Technical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GIS applications in urban drainage master planning - Case Study

    Introduction: The City of Stratford, Ontario, located 150 km (94 mi.) west of Toronto, initiated the development of an infrastructure asset database in the early 1990’s and continues to develop digital mapping to support the maintenance and management of municipal services. In continuing these efforts, the City initiated the City-Wide Storm System Master Plan (the Study) in 2002 to ...


    By Innovyze

  • A framework for considering externalities in urban water asset management

    Urban communities rely on a complex network of infrastructure assets to connect them to water resources. There is considerable capital investment required to maintain, upgrade and extend this infrastructure. As the remit of a water utility is broader than just financial considerations, infrastructure investment decisions must be made in light of environmental and societal issues. One way of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OGI Cameras for Regulatory Compliance & Lead Detection

    Natural gas companies like Summit Midstream are using optical gas imaging (OGI) technology to monitor & reduce emissions across operations, making it their mission to not just meet government regulatory goals, but to surpass them. SCENARIO   Summit Midstream is a US based energy production company that develops and operates infrastructure assets ...


    By EyeCGas -OGI by OPGAL

  • A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure

    This paper presents the integrated methodology for infrastructure asset management (IAM) developed in AWARE-P, an R&D project aimed at producing adequate and effective support tools for assisting urban water utilities in decision making and rehabilitation planning (www.aware-p.org). The proposed methodology addresses all three planning and decisional levels (strategic, tactical and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Port maritime resiliency: Turning the lights back on

    It is a simple fact that unwanted unfortunate events are likely to occur, whether in the form of industrial accidents, natural catastrophes and/or acts of terrorism. As we look at the lessons learned from several major disasters, we may appreciate the value that port infrastructures provide their neighboring communities as they collaboratively work through the process of recovery. By the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • The predictive potential of intellectual capital

    Intellectual capital comprises intangible assets to include market, intellectual property, infrastructure and human centred assets. In some organisations, notably service organisations and those dependent upon information technology, intangible assets now outweigh tangibles in their importance to the organisation. Indeed, possession of tangible assets such as machinery, buildings and cash is only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Highlights of key international water infrastructure asset management initiatives, and trends, challenges and developments in Portugal

    Over the last two decades, remarkable progress in the Portuguese drinking water and wastewater services sector has been achieved. Nevertheless, it faces a serious challenge in trying to ensure long-term sustainability. There is equally scope for considerable efficiency and effectiveness gains. The national strategic plan for the period 2014–2020 has assigned a prominent role to infrastructure ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Software industry in the fastest emerging market: challenges and opportunities

    Multinational companies in virtually all industries and sectors have recognised the financial potential that exists in China today and the software industry is no exception. No longer are software giants such as Microsoft, Oracle and Computer Associates limiting their business with China to cross border trades. They are investing in fixed assets and infrastructure projects located on the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • OGI Cameras for Regulatory Compliance & Leak Detection - Case Study

    Natural gas companies like Summit Midstream are using optical gas imaging (OGI) technology to monitor & reduce emissions across operations, making it their mission to not just meet government regulatory goals, but to surpass them. Scenario Summit Midstream is a US based energy production company that develops and operates infrastructure assets in unconventional resource ...


    By EyeCGas -OGI by OPGAL

  • Overview of Infrastructure Asset Management A View from Both Sides of the Atlantic Ocean

    AbstractEurope and the United Kingdom (UK) are at the forefront of Asset Management for water utilities. This is primarily due to the fact of privatization of water utilities in the UK. The UK is currently in the third generation of the Asset Management procedures and has well defined methods for identifying and managing assets. In the United Kingdom (UK), large scale Asset Management has been ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you