New visual planning tool

H.C. Andersens Boulevard, a main traffic artery in the heart of Copenhagen, is the focal point of a new data-driven project that, using the desired quality as the underlying basis, will enable optimisation of road maintenance in terms of cost and service life.

The new project has been created in a close collaboration between KPMG, CN3, IBM and Sund & Bælt. The partnership takes in experience from two decades in asset management, digital technologies, advanced analysis models, budgeting and digital 3D models for visualising the maintenance of infrastructure projects. This experience is now combined in one concept around one of Denmark’s busiest roads. The project has been made possible with the assistance of the City of Copenhagen and HOFOR, the utilities company of the metropolitan area, which has provided data on the infrastructure surrounding H.C. Andersens Boulevard.

Simply put, the project involves translating the knowledge and the huge amount of data collected from the partners, thus creating a transparency that can shed light on and create an understanding of what happens to H.C. Andersens Boulevard for the rest of its life.

Transparency in this case is not just a question of being able to analyse the entire value chain. It is also about understanding how policy decisions can affect the road section, whether it is a transition to new materials, revised maintenance budgets, or other policy priorities of a transport nature. Transparency as such, however, is not worth much if it is not translated into concrete action. Therefore, one of the project’s main challenges is, through intelligent use of data, to maximise the maintenance effect resulting from coherence between senior management’s strategic decisions and the engineers’ work processes.

The partnerships were set up at the beginning of 2018 on the initiative of Sund & Bælt, which, using the latest technology, aims to develop and qualify the maintenance of the company’s own facilities.

Pilot Project H.C. Andersens Blvd. Copenhagen will be presented at the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen. Come along and listen to the experts on the stand E-079 or in the theatre hall on Tuesday 18 September from 15:30 to 17:00.

Bjarne Jørgensen, Executive Director for Asset Management at Sund & Bælt, tells about the visual tool and why it adds value to Asset Management

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