Dr. Alex Galenko, Operations Research Analyst at AgileAssets, highlights some of the enhancements to our analytics in the Version 7 software release. With significant advantages over industry standard “single period” optimization models, AgileAssets’ analytics support multi-year and multi-objective analysis. Learn how AgileAsset analytics enable clients to make smarter data-driven decisions over the life of their assets.
Much is said about Pavement Management Systems (PMS) helping to do a better job of managing pavement networks. People intuitively think that better information or data, properly analyzed, produces better answers. Now however we have measurable, calculable benefits and the comparable cost of setting up and operating a PMS system, which can be used to calculate benefit […]
Many people do not appreciate the huge difference between prioritization and optimization. A priority listing is nothing more than a ranking. In pavements it is often a “worst-first” list which starts out with the most distressed pavement and ranks them in terms of their distress level to the best pavement section. Some PMS software uses […]
Among the many complex infrastructure assets that public agencies are tasked with managing, few are as challenging as traffic signs. The sheer number of signs in many programs makes the efficient tracking of sign location and the accurate assessment and management of individual sign condition difficult. For example, medium sized to large city agencies are […]
AgileAssets attended the 5th bi-annual Transport Research Arena in Paris, held April 13-17th, 2014. This conference was established in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2006 and has since continued through Ljubljana, Slovenia; Brussels, Belgium; and Athens, Greece. In Paris, at the CNIT (Center of New Industries and Technologies) nearly 3,000 participants from the three ground transport modes […]
This short video explains and compares two approaches to analytics – the commonly used ‘Cost Benefit Analysis’ and the smart and robust ‘Optimization Analysis’. Learn how better analytics can help you make smarter decisions and get the best bang for your buck!
Advanced Analysis Helps Agencies Optimize their Infrastructure Funding Allocations Across Programs and Asset Types
The Concept of the Infrastructure Balance Sheet Tool In a previous life, while working for the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works, we coined the phrase “infrastructure balance sheet” to represent the concept of a very high level software tool designed to help mayors and councils evaluate funding needs for transportation, parks, sewage treatment […]
Dr. Alex Solonenko, Director Software Development at AgileAssets, talks about the new Application Programming Interface (API) from AgileAssets developed for the Version 7 release. An API is a way to open up a system and expose underlying functionality and data to application developers. Learn how the API available with Version 7 enables clients and partners […]
Over the past few years almost everyone responsible for the management of public infrastructure has gotten used to the idea of considering risk and risk management as part of their budget allocation process. Risk and its management was certainly a consideration in the years when I worked in the public sector, so I wanted […]
Recognizing the Value of Infrastructure Management Software Transportation agencies throughout the U.S. recognize the value in using dedicated software to manage their infrastructure assets. They know that using spreadsheets or other software applications that are not designed to manage infrastructure assets will likely never deliver great results and may even lead to costly mistakes. […]