In recent years there has been an increasing demand for new processes and procedures to capture, store and interrogate better data on infrastructure asset performance and the wider system in which it sits.
To meet this demand, there has been an explosion in the number of new initiatives, research centres, and innovation platforms that have emerged to fast-track the development and deployment of new technologies, heralding a new dawn in the construction, delivery and management of infrastructure.
Through adoption of these technologies on large civil infrastructure projects currently underway in the UK, it is anticipated that hundreds of terabytes worth of data will be generated by the time of handover to the operational phase. In parallel, a number of initiatives are underway to explore how innovative data capture, management and analysis techniques can be incorporated into existing infrastructure asset management systems (ie for existing infrastructure). Techniques and tools to ‘care for’ and analyse this enormous amount of data to inform business planning will be paramount for effective asset management.
The topic had been identified as being of common interest across members of the new CIRIA National Infrastructure Client Leadership Group and CIRIA is taking forward the development of a new initiative to signpost emerging good practice in the capture, management and analysis of construction and other related data. A working group will be set up involving clients plus the wider supply chain and expressions of interest are sought from CIRIA’s Core and Associate members to participate in a round-table meeting planned to take place in summer 2014. Expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject “P2952 Infrastructure data working group”.
This project is seeking industry support and funding.
For more information and to get involved please contact Owen Jenkins.