Utility Infrastructure Articles

  • Hyder wins GCC Civil Engineering Company of the Year at the Construction Week Awards

    Hyder received treble recognition at The Construction Week Awards ceremony on 23 November 2010, winning one award and being highly commended in two other categories. The company won the award for GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) Civil Engineering Company of the Year and Regional Managing Director, Wael Allan, accepted the award on behalf of Hyder saying: “It is a great honour and privilege ...


    By Hyder Consulting

  • Utility Detection and Mapping case study

    Area of Implementation : Serres, Hellas System Used - SIR-3000 (GSSI) w Antenna 270MHz (GSSI) Scope : To investigate SIR-3000 potential to detect and map utilities Method of investigation : Parallel profiles GPR Data Processing & Software Used : RADAN v.6.5 (GSSI): Boxcar Stacking, Range ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Modelling asset lifetimes and their role in asset management

    Utilities throughout the world are faced with the challenge of how best to manage their existing asset stock to provide satisfactory customer service with limited funds. Effective asset management helps utilities to meet this challenge; however, this requires the utilization of cost-effective approaches for assessing asset condition, performance and remaining service life. A key component of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Taking technology to the coalface

    Waste services market dynamics are changing. Customers today are demanding more service, faster response, at lower cost over longer hours. At the same time, growing businesses are facing more pressure from their shareholders to: Increase Revenues (Sell More)Reduce Costs (Spend Less)Better Utilize Company Assets= (do more with less!) Many managers are too busy today to see where new ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • An HJB approach to exponential utility maximisation for jump processes

    This paper deals with the problem of exponential utility maximisation in a model where the risky asset price S is a geometric marked point process whose dynamics depend on another process X, referred to as the stochastic factor. The process X is modelled as a jump diffusion process which may have common jump times with S. The classical dynamic programming approach leads us to characterise the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indian banks’ productivity ranking via Data Envelopment Analysis and Fuzzy Multi-Attribute

    This article develops a novel measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) - Fuzzy Multi Attribute Decision Making Hybrid to measure the productivity levels of Indian banks and rank them. Here, the evaluation criteria (financial ratios) are treated as fuzzy sets and banks as alternatives. The relative efficiency levels output by DEA in a single-input– single-output mode are considered as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advancing CMMS to support performance based asset management

    This paper focused on helping agencies that have already implemented a CMMS and are expecting more out of their investments. It can be a variety of improvement objectives that could include the following: Desire to better align the CMMS to support their asset management program. Need to apply more consistent CMMS business processes to ensure accurate data. Retain knowledge of retiring ...

  • Bridging the Asset Management Gap—Narragansett Bay Commission’s Asset Management Story

    ABSTRACTThe development and implementation of an asset management system is not a one step change process since asset management requires a number of conceptual and practice changes, in addition to new information technology. Often, the complexity of the effort can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many very practical, common-sense approaches and methods to asset management that can be ...

  • Asset Management Condition Assessment for Stockton: To Test or Not To Test

    ABSTRACTTo help ensure assets are maintained to high standards, a 20-year service contact between the City of Stockton and OMI/Thames Water required a condition assessment of all managed assets. Due to the size and complexity of the system, it was not possible to test all assets as part of the condition assessment. A methodology was developed to prioritize assets to be subjected to further ...

  • Asset Management: Successes in Changing Cultures

    The paper presents a purely industry point of view of asset management; the views of the consulting community, and particularly of the authors, are not part of this. In that respect, the “authors” listed above are not really authors at all; they are simply editors who have transcribed the actual words of the utility managers doing the real work of asset management implementation. The comments ...

  • A model of optimal dynamic asset allocation in a Value-at-Risk framework

    This study focuses on the problem of investors in optimising dynamic asset allocation to maximise expected utility under the value-at-risk (VaR) constraint. Although Basak and Shapiro presented this topic, they assumed a complete market and employed the martingale approach to determine a dynamic asset allocation strategy. However, a complete market does not exist in the real world and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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