New Tech Unlocks Efficiency Right Across the Asset Lifecycle

New Tech Unlocks Efficiency Right Across the Asset Lifecycle

Rising demand from the masses combined with resource scarcity and therefore the ever-evolving strive to chop down carbon emissions means we must leverage the potential of our assets towards achieving the specified goal. Competence is everything and therefore the proper use of the newest technology and the Avant-garde software applications – or developing our own – will help us to reinvigorate asset design, operation and, delivery.

At the outset of the project shaping, ground conditions present one among the very best areas of risk and uncertainty to the clients. The traditional method of making ground models relied on 2D sections, supported inputs like maps and paper reports, which were then digitized by CAD technicians employing a vast array of software packages.

We joined hands with software developer Seequent to adapt their pre-existing package for the mining sector to device Leapfrog Works, a replacement 3D application specially designed for the civil and environmental engineering industry. Leapfrog Works utilizes fast radial base modeling functionality which links geological data to the site’s topography, providing users with an intuitive 3D visualization that will be interrogated to research ground conditions and hazards. The system is dynamic – means the geological model is often updated by any new data – and maybe a neighborhood of the BIM model for the whole project, abetting the stakeholders, and therefore the customers.

Once the development starts, maintaining the digital asset (the 3D model) arrayed with the physical asset because it subsists within the field is inevitable for the effective operation and maintenance. a lively two-way connection between field operatives and datasets will empower the involved parties to ascertain relevant information in real-time.

Our asset data interface for field personnel dubbed as Fieldbook – allows decisions to be made on-site about inspections, risks, work management, access, and therefore the environmental conservation while enabling the upkeeping of a lively digital twin. This connection between the physical and digital assets means activities on site are safer and more efficient, while back within the office, accurate updates to the model mean it is often wont to help optimize performance and banish the pertaining risks.

Most costs are acquired during the operational phase of the assets.

However, the abundance of readily available asset data means smart infrastructure applications are often wont to optimize performance and hamper costs. Data congregated from across the asset, combined with the surface data sources like customer information or from nearby assets, can unlock new insights into the performance, enabling better deciding by asset operators that cause excellent results. These outcomes can, in turn, be measured, carry off a regeneration loop of continuously ameliorating resources.

This is the thought behind Moata, a platform we nurtured to enable asset performance optimization. By compiling and analyzing data sources in real-time, not only do users have an accurate visualization of the asset condition and efficacy; the platform also proffers predictive maintenance, identifying mistakes and potential issues before they arise.

For example within the case of Christchurch in New Zealand, growth and aging infrastructure had incited gutter overflows. we've resolved the overflow issue by applying just 42 sensors across the sewage network to live water levels, flow rates, and pressures; we empowered the room personnel to watch a performance and to locate overflow incidents in real-time, allowing them to act in an emergency basis.

Not only did we bring significant efficiencies to Christchurch’s network operations, but an unexpected advantage of the platform was also substantial within the upshot of the devastating earthquake of 2011. Moata enabled users to locate damage, allowing authorities to repair leaks and restore services quickly. The platform might be used across all sectors to collect and analyze various data sources for timely insights and informed decision-making.

Learning from customer experiences and accepting necessary changes are the key to outperformance. Our team Healthy Buildings, which was formed to make sure safer and healthy buildings, work with managers of economic and public buildings to maximize noise, temperatures, light levels, air quality, and spatial configurations to market employee wellness and enhance outcome.

But how one can measure the effect that changing these variables has on employees? Although the critical performance indicators like the attendance records and profits could help, the delay means it is often hard to impose these effects on the working environment. Therefore we developed Antenna, an application that employees could access via their smartphones. Employees input information on their overall welfare standards and satisfaction ratings and this data is often consolidated to urge a real-time understanding of how changing the work atmosphere influences those that use it on a day today.

Our industry is increasingly collecting feedback from our end consumers – those that will depend on our buildings or infrastructure for design and delivery. When designing new stations for the expansion of the Sydney Metro system, we invited station staff and certain passengers to experience publicly accessible areas via computer game headsets. The results of those workshops have informed our designs, improving wayfinding, and reducing the probabilities of congestion as a result.

New technology is already making a big impact on the way we build, design, and run, and learn from our buildings and infrastructure. However, nobody firm has all the solutions, especially given the rich seam of innovation that start-ups and established key players alike are bringing for our industry. It’s via connecting innovation to outputs through our Mott MacDonald Digital Ventures ecosystem that we have the foremost astounding opportunities to deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits for all.

 

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