The multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm will bring advanced asset management services to more states and municipalities.
Austin, Texas – June 28, 2021 – O’Connell & Lawrence Inc. (O’C&L), a multidisciplinary transportation engineering and construction management firm, has joined the AgileAssets global Partner Program. As an AgileAssets partner, O’C&L will provide state and municipal governments with analytics-based consulting services to help plan and maintain a wide range of infrastructure assets—from pavements, signs, and traffic signals to the facilities and trees that round out the public landscape.
By adding the capabilities of AgileAssets solutions to its offerings, O’C&L will bring the benefits of advanced asset management practices to its new and existing clients throughout Maryland and in Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and other Mid-Atlantic areas. The Maryland-based firm also has operations in Alaska, Canada, and Mexico.
“In the post-pandemic environment, public entities in the U.S. are preparing for a possible influx of roughly $4 billion in government infrastructure funds that will help the economy rebound,” said R. Keith Compton, Senior Vice President at O’C&L. “For agencies to get the most benefits from these funds, their budgeting decisions must be based on precise analytics and optimized work plans—the very capabilities that set AgileAssets asset management solutions apart.”
AgileAssets has a 26-year history of innovation as a provider of solutions that help local, state, and national governments more cost-effectively manage their transportation networks through a focus on long-term preventive maintenance that helps eliminate the need for more expensive large-scale repairs.
“Here in Maryland, 95% of municipalities are not using contemporary asset management practices to preserve their roads, bridges, sidewalks, guardrails, stormwater assets, and many other elements of their infrastructure,” said Compton. “They have a huge opportunity to modernize their programs—and as our partner, AgileAssets provides the right suite of enterprise software solutions to meet those needs.”
In addition to addressing post-COVID budgeting concerns, U.S. municipalities receiving federal infrastructure funding need to comply with legislation such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which requires the non-discriminatory application of federally funded public services across all demographic groups, regardless of “race, color, or national origin.”
“Not only is transportation infrastructure the lifeblood of the economy, but it is a public asset that must be protected, maintained, and made equally available for all people in our diverse communities,” said Compton. “Leveraging AgileAssets’ technical expertise and software solutions that are second to none, we can help local and state governments deliver reliable infrastructure in an equitable, socially responsive way.”
O’C&L will join the global community of engineering firms, data collection companies, IT consultants, and other specialized service providers that make up the AgileAssets Partner Program. The goal of the program is to provide in-depth knowledge and localized support to help transportation organizations get the most value from AgileAssets solutions.
“With our shared focus on client relationships grounded in trust and superior work quality, O’C&L is an excellent fit as an AgileAssets partner,” said Joe Garvey, Chief Growth Officer at AgileAssets. “We are very proud to welcome O’C&L into the AgileAssets ecosystem.”
About O’Connell & Lawrence, Inc.
Headquartered in Olney, Maryland (USA), O’Connell & Lawrence, Inc. is a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm founded in 1994 to provide Construction Consulting, Project and Program Management, Civil Engineering and Surveying, Pavement Management, and Litigation Support Services to a broad range of public and private sector clients.
AgileAssets is a leading global provider of SaaS and mobile solutions for transportation asset lifecycle management. From advanced analytics and strategic decision-making to day-to-day maintenance operations, AgileAssets solutions help clients worldwide deliver safer, more reliable infrastructure and achieve the highest return on infrastructure investments.