What if there was a freely available map that could show construction workers, field engineers, and drafters exactly where HVAC, utility lines, security systems, and other operational equipment was located? Not only that, but all the data about serial numbers, firmware versions, and even relevant engineering notes about installation. Asset Mapping isn’t the newest development/method in the construction and engineering field, but with the incorporation of newer and newer technologies in the field look for Asset Mapping to be more readily available.
I know what you’re thinking “But how is all that info going to be gathered? And even if it was, how would we know that anyone would use it!? Isn’t this JUST like PA One Call!?” No, you’re wrong on all three things. London used this platform for the 2012 Olympics, and it allowed for construction/development that was on time and under budget. The locations of different assets were gathered from CAD software, approved plans, and design sketches from all parties involved. The information that was gathered was then used for scheduling purposes, task management, budget tracking, and several other aspects to assist with the construction process.
Because assets or operational equipment is always changing/getting updated asset mapping is an always scaling database. It brings the newest compiled data from multiple devices, systems, and reports into one single and easy to use map. This can show engineers in real time where equipment can be installed. Then once the assets (utility lines, security systems, and other operational equipment) are connected or their whereabouts are logged and uploaded through the internet, they can be monitored using a mobile or desktop application. Real time information allows for installation teams, engineers, and managers to have less headaches when planning or budgeting for projects.
Asset mapping can also be used to help build databases of a client’s assets performance/health. This data helps with preemptive maintenance of the asset. The mapping process can help with procuring a building process and reduce insurance costs. Speaking of reducing costs, all of the collected and localized data and real-time information will help reduce operational costs for both construction and engineering companies.
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