Asset Management

Asset Management

Infrastructure owners are facing increasing demands for improved service, longer service life and greater accountability.

These demands, coupled with aging infrastructure and shrinking budgets, are leading owners to similar conclusions: today’s challenges require a new approach, one focused on improving performance and reducing cost of ownership during the entire asset life cycle.

Optimize Performance, Minimize Cost

We help owners enhance the value of their assets by adopting a true asset management approach, from strategy to implementation. Not just inventorying assets, we develop comprehensive asset management strategies and business plans that consider the whole life cycle cost of the asset in order to make key decisions related to long-term performance and maintenance.

A Full Service Partner Tailored to Your Needs

Our experience includes working with asset owners across sectors, including transportation, water and wastewater, power and energy, federal agencies, and departments of defense, as well as the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors.

From strategic asset management planning and business process improvements to condition assessments, data management, and predictive modeling, we customize our approach to fit the needs of your program. Our asset management services are based on business models that focus on the integration of people, processes and technology, which results in reduced cost of ownership, improved reliability and enhanced operation.

Asset Management Services

Asset Management Strategy and Planning

Asset management spans many divisions and areas within an organization, and as such, it is essential to ensure asset management is aligned and integrated with the organization’s strategy and planning efforts. From developing asset management policies and strategic asset management plans, to linking asset management with capital planning, investment prioritization, and sustainability/environmental, social and governance efforts, we provide a breadth of experience and knowledge across the asset management spectrum. Further, we work with organizations to develop comprehensive asset management plans that recommend how owners should manage their assets over the next 10, 20 and 50-plus years. These plans define long term needs, recommend funding levels, and define work strategies for new and existing assets.

Business Process Improvements and Information Management

Asset management business process and information improvements are the foundation for a strong and mature asset management program. We work with organizations to understand their key asset and asset-related processes, visualizing workflows to validate accuracy and identify opportunities for improvement. This dovetails into understanding the essential components of the organization’s asset information and data framework, standards, and governance — identifying required data, structuring the data, identifying data gaps, and helping fill those data gaps. We help organizations consider these processes and data needs across the entire asset life cycle, from inventory and condition to asset maintenance and performance.

Data and Information Analytics

We help develop analytical frameworks and dashboards to understand, communicate, and harness asset data, leading to more advanced analytics (such as transitioning from reactive to predictive and prescriptive analytics) to helping guide organizations to comprehensive life cycle asset management, operation and performance.

Inventory and Condition Assessment

Understanding the current state of the assets is critical to optimizing service delivery and maintaining safety. An organization needs to know what they have and the condition it’s in, in order to optimize the value of the assets and validate that the assets are in a state of good repair. We first support organizations in understanding their asset inventory and condition needs. What data is needed to support decision-making? What data is currently available? What is the most cost effective and safest way to collect the missing data? Once these key questions are answered, we can conduct the asset inventory and/or condition assessment as well as provide post-processing support. We utilize the latest technology and approaches to data acquisition and post data processing (artificial intelligence, light detection and ranging, unmanned aerial vehicle, etc.).

Life Cycle Management and Optimization

Asset management aligns to the asset life cycle, which begins with strategic and long-range planning, when the need for the asset is identified and continues until the end of the asset’s useful life when the asset is disposed. Our team provides a full array of services to help owners operate and maintain their infrastructure more efficiently and effectively throughout the entire life cycle. Our services include developing customized life cycle strategies, implementing capital rehabilitation and maintenance optimization programs, and assisting with the decommissioning and replacement of assets to support continued operation and user safety.

Maturity Assessment and Program Design

Through a comprehensive and collaborative approach with key stakeholders, we work with organizations to assess their current asset management capabilities using industry benchmarks (e.g., ISO 55000, IAM [Institute of Asset Management] framework), understand both their short-term and long-term asset needs, and develop an asset management improvement roadmap aligned to the organization’s overarching goals and objectives.

Reliability and Predictive Modeling

To support asset management, we work with organizations to further dive into the operation and maintenance of their assets. We not only develop predictive models to help organizations understand and communicate the relationship between funding and future asset conditions, we also support integrating reliability-centered maintenance and conducting failure analysis to improve decision-making and funding prioritization. The result of this process is a set of condition targets that help communicate priorities, guide programming decisions, serve as a basis for tracking progress towards goals, and improve accountability. 

Technology Development and Management

We help improve the technology infrastructure of an asset management program, from helping to evaluate, procure, and oversee implementation of enterprise asset management applications, to reviewing and enhancing existing software applications and technology across the asset management spectrum. We have experience in a variety of asset management and asset management related software, to help organizations understand proper software integrations and interfaces and how their systems fit into the greater digital strategy for the organization.

A Data-Driven and Systematic Approach

Our approach harnesses asset data and applies a risk-based methodology to develop predictive models to support system optimization. We apply what we know from design and construction to inform asset operation and maintenance, to more efficiently manage assets holistically.