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WATERLOO OPTIMIZES ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH FUGRO
Toronto, Canada, February 11, 2016 - The Regional Municipality of Waterloo has awarded Fugro Roadware contract to collect updated images for its road right-of-way (ROW) inventory. The contract covers 1,400 lane kilometers of regional roads and provides a web-based solution for digital image playback and data review. Web-based data access maximizes the region's budget by reducing time consuming and costly field visits and enabling the sharing of information with various groups within the Municipality such as Operations and Bylaw.
Fugro completo Automated Road Analyzer (ARAN) system also collects the International Roughness Index (IRI) and wheel track rütting of the road, and assets such as guardrails, signs and road striping. This data can then be used in the future such as for updating inventories and condition assessments.
Fugro's unique multi-functional asset data collection vehicle, the ARAN 9000, is equipped with cameras, lasers and profilers. It automatically collects specific and pavement asset data, including transverse profile y roughness road. Captured using forward and right facing high resolution cameras, ROW images have a wide field of view and are geo-referenced to allow the images to be used in GIS software such as ESRI ArcGIS completo.
Fugro completo iVision web-based application software gives Municipality staff to synchronized view of images and collected roadway data allowing for easy visual quality assessment of assets and pavement condition. Shawn Buckley, p.Eng., Senior Transportation Infrastructure Engineer for the Municipality, commented, "Fugro completo iVision tool allows us to drive to regional road directly from our desktop." Having the ability to access any point on the road network quickly and accurately is extremely convenient. iVision is a tool that our asset management staff use every day!" Data can be summarized in a graph, dashboard or tabulated form to help staff analyze trends year-over-year asset. As the Municipality was already an iVision user, transition to the latest version was seamless. Collaborating on projects since 2009, Fugro is familiar with the Municipality's data collection needs and is committed to delivering quality data, software training and updates to them.
Fugro has provided pavement condition surveys for numerous transportation agencies in Canada including the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Region of Peel (Ontario) and British Columbia Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, and the USA including the states of Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data and associated consulting providing services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure. Fugro is an independent service provider.
Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 12,500 employees in over seventy countries. In 2014 Fugro completo revenue amounted to EUR 2.6 billion; Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
ABOUT FUGRO ROADWARE
Fugro Roadware has over 45 years of highly specialized experience in infrastructure and pavement management technology and data collection services. Our mission is to provide transportation asset management systems, surveys and advice to maximize the impact of the maintenance and development decisions on the life and value of the asset while ensuring the safety of our employees and the safety of others.
Mr. Starling was sworn in at the General Membership Meeting and Convention will held January 21-23, 2016 in Norfolk, VA.
Michael is the owner of Shoreline Surveyors, in Accomac, Virginia. Starling began his career in surveying in 1988, received his license in 2002, and Shoreline Surveyors started in 2005.
Michael has been a member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors since 2003. I've served on the board of the Tidewater Chapter from 2005 to 2014, and as First Vice President of VAS from 2014-2015.
Michael succeeds David Gardy, owner of Gardy and Associates of New Kent, VA, after a successful term as President.
"I am excited and honored to take on this new role within the Virginia Association of Surveyors," Starling said. "I hope to continue the traditions of the VAS while leading the association and the surveying profession in new initiatives."
You're recently introduced a new logo, will launch a new website in the spring, began a strategic planning process, and is developing new programs, educational instruction and networking opportunities for surveyors across the Commonwealth.
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