Smart Utility Development & Operations
IT is changing the way we build and manage critical infrastructure.
Data automation that links planning, engineering, construction and operations are challenging existing methodologies. Removing the guess work as to the who, what, when, and where of development and operations will reduce cost and improve service delivery.
The utility industry is in transformation – it’s moving to a more proactive and intelligent business model that requires the ability to access, store and analyze large volumes of data for predictive analysis not only during operations but during the development phase. When developing new utility infrastructure and systems, this information will enable utilities to document and track in real-time newly installed assets to make them active elements in the “smart utility.” Engineers can use this active data to forecast energy consumption, calculate the best points for infrastructure expansion, optimize energy use, minimize downtime and reduce life cycle costs.
A2D has developed an integrated utility construction management and operations ecosystem that leverages network technology to track and integrate both active and passive assets in real-time across geographically diverse locations.
A2D has the ability to manage multiple small to medium size contractors who complete work orders across a large service area. Every aspect of our network is documented, in real-time utilizing GPS technology. Instead of having passive engineering drawings, A2D utilize data-link systems where contractors, who are equipped with data loggers, are able to log when and where infrastructure has been installed. As a result, A2D engineers and project managers are able to see our network being built in near real-time. This enables us to streamline circuit activation from installation to turn-up.
A2D is now providing this tested and proven horizontal construction management as a service directly to municipalities and/or their large design/build firms who want to employ smaller contractors but don’t have the management resources needed to ensure they stay on task and on budget.
For more information regarding how A2D can help you build smart infrastructure utilizing small contractors cost effectively, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org