Infrastructure will change. The model with 1% margins cannot be sustained. InfraLytics is the tool for operators in the civil infrastructure space to step into a recurring revenue model and avoid becoming a player from the past.
InfraLytics is the ideal tool to:
Bring long-term recurring revenues to contractors
Reduce risks and total-lifecycle cost for government, authorities and private investors
Reduce carbon footprint and increases sustainability as operational life of assets is prolonged
Infrastructure as a Service is coming
You'd better be well equipped!
As the construction world suffers from low margins, the world of 'Smart Cities' emerges. The end result will be smart infrastructure, that will be made available to its users or authorities through a subscription model: Infrastructure as a Service. This model will increase financial resilience, but needs a dedicated tool for close follow-up and monitoring of how the assets are doing and where to intervene to avoid standstill. The end result is an infrastructure that is continuously in an optimal shape, with minimal maintenance costs and a maximal operational life: ultimate sustainability.
Availability is key
When operating in a recurring income model, availability is key. Major repair works are a nightmare for owners and users. These are avoided by acting exactly when necessary: at the moment where the degradation is still in an early stage. In a DBFM or PPP scheme a reduced availability directly hits the bottom-line. This is avoided using a dedicated monitoring platform that provides learning based on historical data to generate predictions on the asset health. Replace expensive and lengthy inspections & maintenance jobs by targeted and short data driven inspections and repairs.
Know the actual remaining lifetime and asset value
Infrastructure is built to serve the community for a long time. Traffic loads and usage types however evolve continuously: supertrucks, autonomous cars, climate change... As such predictions on actual operational life become increasingly challenging. Assessments on remaining lifetime and maintenance needs have to be based on true loads and usage, not on assumptions from the design phase. This is a prerequisite for proper lifetime extension or when designing and executing of necessary repair or reinforcement jobs. The integrated approach ultimately determines the capital value of the asset. You'd better do this continuously and with the smallest possible degree of uncertainty: through monitoring.
Create a true Digital Twin
Structural and Finite Element models are essential tools to design structures and predict their operational performance. Actual behaviour however always deviates due to imperfect knowledge of surrounding conditions and inhomogeneities in materials and joints. A Digital Twin is the ideal tool to track the structure over its entire lifecycle. Sensor-based continuous follow-up allows the owner to match the Twin’s behaviour with what is actually happening. Combining physics and data science allows operators to engage in profound asset criticality analysis.
Perform maintenance...in time
A visible crack in the concrete surface may be an indication that things are not going as planned. Most often it is not enough to just cover it up. Cracks in concrete originate from internal disintegration, corrosion or (external) stresses. Based on multi-aspect monitoring, dedicated sensors and the appropriate correlation analysis you can solve the root cause rather than treat the symptoms. Recent incidents such as the one Genoa, Italy (Morandi bridge) can be perfectly avoided if a proper continuous follow-up is implemented
Access real-time insights of your construction site. Anywhere. Anytime.
Use our web-based UI to get a view on the daily situation of your construction site. Receive alarms as a clear indication of the real and actual risks. Receive periodic reports to understand how construction activity impacts your stakeholders.
Advanced algorithms for smart alarming
Using cutting-edge methodologies of big data collection, and machine learning, our continuous improving algorithms are used for smart anomaly detection. This allows the site manager to understand possible issues before any critical situation occurred.That means more time to adjust the construction site operations without the need to stop any activity
Located at the third businesses through-port in Belgium, the Evergem Lock supports the Ghent port network. With global freight increasing to the sea every year, Lockdoors are critical assets to any port
The best way to evaluate the condition of a tunnel
All over the world, infrastructure and asset owners are struggling to keep up with the maintenance needs of critical civil infrastructure like roads, railways, bridges and tunnels. Dealing with restricted budgets, the needs on renovation and replacement of these assets are insufficient or not addressed...
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