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Blog: Featured finalist - VISUALISE (Skanska)

10 May 2018

Digital Construction

Type of client: Government

Contract value: £1 million


Organisations such as Skanska are responsible for building & managing/maintaining multiple infrastructure assets (energy, transport, urban & other systems) for local authorities, transport infrastructure operators, utilities companies and facilities such as hospitals, schools. These physical assets are often widely geographically distributed across a city/region and may be under, on or above ground level. Many assets are currently managed within closed ‘systems’ based around asset type. Whilst data (geo-based, asset type, history, condition monitoring sensors) may be available it is not effectively utilised across these systems.

To support effective, efficient management and future construction of physical infrastructure assets, data from discrete asset systems has been integrated, validated and analysed and combined with Building Information Modelling (BIM) approaches and 3D mapping enabled by Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This approach provides better intelligence and functionality for asset managers, enabling productivity improvements and cost savings in asset management, and improved business offerings and reduced risk of failure to asset owners. A project consortium led by Skanska with SMEs 3DRepo, Unit9, Carto Group, BRE, and asset owners (including Hampshire County Council and Great Ormod Street Hospital) utliised their in-house resources (staff/skills, software/digital solution development capabilities, key infrastructure and supporting data, and industry-wide access) to deliver this solution.

Following the implementation of the VISUALISE solution, it is estimated that the the economic benefits will lead to an estimated 8% saving in the cost of infrastructure asset management. Put into the context of the £280 million, seven year contract awarded to Skansa by Hampshire County Council to maintain over 5,500 miles of highway, VISUALISE will support and drive the local supply chain and maintenance routine with efficiency.

The winner in the Digital Construction category will be announced at the  awards ceremony and gala dinner at the Royal Lancaster London on the 28th of June. For more information or to book click here. 

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