Integration of municipal information systems for sustainable management of infrastructure assets

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ConferenceEnvironmental Informatics Conference, Environmental Informatics Archives: 01 August 2004, Regina, SK
Pages375386; # of pages: 12
Subjectmunicipal infrastructure, asset management, integrated systems, asset management framework, data integration, interoperability; Asset management
AbstractThe increasing requirements to maintain acceptable levels of performance in municipal infrastructure systems, combined with budgetary constraints, present significant challenges to municipalities. Sustainablemanagement of municipal infrastructure assets requires the use of sound and reliable information systems that address a wide range of technical, economical and environmental issues. Throughout the past two decades, many infrastructure asset management software tools have been developed and are in use. However, most of these tools were developed for a single asset class lack an integrated and comprehensive view of the whole infrastructure asset management process. This lack of integration and interoperability creates inefficiencies and is a major impediment towards achieving sustainability objectives. Municipal information systems need to be integrated to enable better management of infrastructure assets. This paper presents a framework that uses integrated data models to provide all of the relevant information about different infrastructure assets. The framework integrates different tools, including life cycle cost and performance analyses, into one coherent GIS-based environment for the sustainable management of municipal infrastructure assets. To demonstrate how the framework can be implemented, aprototype sewer management system is presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47663
NPARC number20386551
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