Don't Miss the Utilities and Municipal Assets Event on Oct. 29 in Cambridge!
BeSpatial / urisa ontario invites the geospatial and information community to the upcoming event in Cambridge, ON. Presenters will share how they are meeting challenges in the municipal utilities sector.
The province of Ontario has been undergoing a challenging search for new energy and water sources to meet community energy and water/wastewater needs while trying maintain existing infrastructure. Compounding this has been the changing ownership of utility companies through mergers and acquisitions. Increasing government regulations on these utilities to promote a cleaner environment, have also been a challenge. Come and see how the Geospatial community has risen to meet these challenges.
Stay tuned for more highlights on using Geospatial tools and techniques to manage Utilities and other municipal Assets.
Utilities and Municipal Assets: This week's featured presentations
Bridging the Gap Between GIS & Asset Management to Enhance Decision-Making: Three Case Studies in Municipal Utility Asset Management - Public Sector Digest
Cliff Patterson, Senior GIS Consultant & Chris Vanderheyden, Senior Asset Management Consultant
PSD will present three case studies of utilities and municipalities from across Canada at varying levels of asset management and GIS maturity. One example will be from a municipality who is at the beginning stages of their program development, working with their water utility to better capture GIS data for water, wastewater and stormwater assets in order to build their asset inventory. The following two examples will be from municipalities who are more advanced, using their GIS data to do more enhanced asset analysis and move into inventorying their natural capital assets.
About the Presenters
David van Riel, GIS Technologist
The City of Kitchener is determining reconstruction/rehabilitation priority scores of sanitary sewer pipes, storm sewer pipes, and road pavement.
Bringing together GIS features, work order, inspection, and traffic data, and using Safe Software’s FME Desktop platform enables for the calculation of risk of failure and consequence of failure scores that are then used to determine the final priority scores.
The output data is then available to Asset Management staff to aid in the determination of the life-cycle of infrastructure features, verifying the feasibility of maintenance/rehabilitation work, and for the planning of reconstruction or rehabilitation projects.
About the Presenter
David van Riel has been with the City of Kitchener for the past 14 years and works primarily with infrastructure assets (gas, sanitary, storm, and water).
Advanced Ability to service and maintain using the integrated suite of Go360 products: Case Study - Envari
David Garland, Project Manager, Street Light Maintenance, Envari
This presentation will demonstrate how the integrated suite of Go360 products provide Envari with the enhanced ability to service and maintain the 72,000 streetlights in and around the City of Ottawa. Including automatic response to the identified problems originating from various sources such as 311 calls, LED Street Light Vision system (SLV) and third-party inspection defects identified from Go360 Audit & Compliance, as well as, the business value achieved through the implementation of Go360.
Envari Energy Solutions, formerly Energy Ottawa, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. In 2017, Envari expanded their infrastructure and service capabilities by incorporating AGSI’s Go360™ Audit and Compliance software to determine the asset health of the City of Ottawa’s streetlights. In 2018, Envari selected the Go360™ Dispatch™ and CrewOps™ software for operational maintenance of the network and provide a complete asset health with history and measured maintenance response solution.
“The Go360™ suite has provided us with a maintenance database that uses mobile workforce management, dispatching, auditing and inspections of the streetlight assets for the City of Ottawa. This allows us visibility to respond to issues within the system. At Envari, energy efficiency is our primary business; the Go360™ suite offers increased efficiency which we greatly value.”
In the Manager of Street Light Projects role, Dave Garland is responsible for all aspects of construction and maintenance of the City of Ottawa’s 72,000 streets lights including: asset management, cost controls, implementing and developing new lighting business opportunities with ENVARI (formerly known as Energy Ottawa.) Mr. Garland has more than 40 years of experience in the electricity distribution in the areas of system control, SCADA, planning, design, construction and operation.
Using Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques for Municipal Infrastructure Asset Mapping and Monitoring - Tulloch Mapping
Scott Paterson, Business Development Manager
Scott Paterson is currently the Business Development Manager for Tulloch Mapping, responsible for nurturing new clients and applications for Tulloch’s municipal and transportation engineering services. Scott has over 30 years’ experience in surveying and mapping, remote sensing imaging and GIS sectors. For the past 17 years Scott has be involved with airborne and mobile LiDAR applications.
BeSpatial / urisa ontario's Western Region is excited to host a one day session focused on using Geospatial tools and technique to manage Utilities and other municipal Assets. All interested in this topic are welcome.
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 9am- 3pm
Location: Homewood Suites by Hilton
800 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON