Today’s challenges require a new approach during the entire asset lifecycle focused on improving performance and reducing cost of ownership. We help clients enhance the value of assets by adopting a true asset management approach. We also apply what we know from operating and maintaining an asset to inform design and construction—and more efficiently maintain that asset in the future. From inspections to data management and predictive modeling, to integrated design and construction services, we customize our approach to fit your needs.
We help to develop customized data collection plans. Once a data collection plan is complete, our inspection teams that conduct the necessary field work. After the inspections, we process and synthesize the condition data to help guide subsequent decision-making.
Our professionals develop predictive models that help to communicate the relationship between funding and future conditions. We help our clients conduct tradeoff analysis – a powerful tool in determining how to allocate funding. The result of the process is a set of condition targets that help
communicate priorities, guide programming decisions, serve as a basis for tracking progress towards goals, and improve accountability. We also develop comprehensive asset management plans that recommend how owners should manager their assets over the next 10 to 20 years.
Informed programming builds from the inspection and lifecycle planning processes. Our professionals assess the impacts of these strategies on an asset’s life cycle costs. These costs include development and construction costs as well as future costs related to operations, maintenance, finance and
depreciation. Based on this analysis, we develop standards for when to apply specific treatments. These policies define when work should be done in order to minimize life-cycle costs and maximize performance. We develop an annual program by applying this work policy to your assets within the
constraints of your budget and other priorities.
Integrated Design & Construction
We combine rigorous economic analysis with sound engineering principles to minimize the long-term costs of ownership while maximizing performance. Our approach identifies options, takes a long-term view of the asset, assesses all costs and benefits, and develops optimal design and construction plans. We decrease long term costs even further by involving our operations and maintenance staff in the design process. These staff member work with our designers to identify ways to minimize long term operations and maintenance costs.
Informed Operations & Maintenance
Operations and maintenance costs are often significant and require a predictable, sustainable source of income. We help our clients maintain their assets while keeping within a predictable budget by using performance-based maintenance contracts. Our teams provide a full array of on-site services to help owners operate and maintain their infrastructure more efficiently and effectively. Our services include developing customized O&M strategies, incorporating technology to capture key data and track service performance, providing comprehensive O&M services through long-term performance-based contracts, implementing capital rehabilitation programs, and assisting with the decommissioning and replacement of assets to support continued operation and user safety.