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Managing Conduit Assets and Billing Costs Using Cityworks

Baltimore City’s underground conduit system facilitates the delivery of power and communication to both businesses and residents. Here’s how they use Cityworks to manage the maintenance and leasing of this shared infrastructure. As technology continues to advance, demand for power and communication is rising.“Smart Cities” is more than just a buzz phrase. Baltimore City understands …

4 Ways Trimble Vegetation Manager can Modernize Utility Vegetation Management Programs

For electric utility organizations, managing the risk of trees growing near power lines is a top operational expenditure (OpEx) item and often comes with significant financial and reputational risk. Transmission utilities must comply with rigorous vegetation clearance requirements set by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or face steep fines. Distribution utilities, while not …

4 Methods for Rapid Adoption of Cityworks

Without an existing asset management system (AMS) in place, the City of Pflugerville was forced to manage assets and track work activity manually. Those paper-based processes were inefficient, inconvenient for team members, and opened a door for human error and future problems. The city knew they needed an AMS solution to take better care of …

Industry Insight from Cyndee Hoagland of Trimble

Cyndee Hoagland is the Senior Vice President of the Owner and Public Sector markets at Trimble. We asked her some questions regarding recent changes in infrastructure funding and infrastructure management, as well as how communities can best plan for the future. Here is how our conversation went: Q: What can utility organizations and local governments …

3 Ways ArcGIS Utility Network and Cityworks Modernize Asset Management

Esri’s ArcGIS Utility Network has been available for several years, and now utility organizations are starting the process of migrating or prioritizing it as a future project. While migrating to ArcGIS Utility Network is a significant undertaking, utilities recognize the long-term value it brings to both their employees and the customers they serve. ► You’ll …

3 Ways to Enhance Infrastructure Management with Nearmap and Cityworks

Organizing, managing, and maintaining public assets and utilizing infrastructure data is no simple task. Utility organizations and local governments often send out surveyors to physically inspect things like pavement condition, markings, lighting, signage, trees, and vegetation, as well as street furniture and traffic operations. Onsite visits are costly and time-consuming and require in-person data collection, …