Hanson partnership helps clients plan, prioritize projects

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” — Theodore Levitt

In Hanson’s new overview video, Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., talks about how important innovation is to the company, its culture and our clients.

“Hanson has made a major commitment to innovation, especially data analytics, and artificial intelligence and robotics,” Satch said.

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E.

Hanson strives to be proactive and future-thinking, providing innovative and inspiring ideas for our clients, projects and communities. One way we are doing this is through a partnership with a Canadian software company — Infrastructure Solutions Inc. (ISI) — that has developed an asset management and capital planning software to help clients with their capital improvement plans now and for future years.

“With this partnership, we can help our clients with a data-driven approach so they can make the best possible infrastructure financial and socio-economic decisions,” Satch explained when Hanson announced the partnership. “Our initial focus will be to serve municipal, county and state agencies that maintain and manage roads, bridges, water, wastewater and stormwater systems and facilities.”

Better data, better decisions

The DOT™ (Decision Optimization Technology) software intuitively manages the complexity of creating strategic asset management plans. It can simultaneously incorporate variables to help clients develop plans based on fluctuating budgets, shifting strategic priorities, socio-economic expectations, risk and safety considerations and cross-departmental initiatives. This U.S.-based partnership, called Decision Optimization Technology–United States (DOT–US), will work directly with clients to meet their infrastructure capital planning needs and provide on-site consulting to expedite client success.

Hanson Assistant Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Kurt Bialobreski, P.E., PTOE, says the DOT™ software can help clients develop their short- and long-term capital planning projects and budgets and plan essential, cost-effective projects that will benefit their communities and stakeholders.

“With this partnership, we can help our clients with a data-driven approach so they can make the best possible infrastructure financial and socio-economic decisions.”

“This software can help clients prioritize their projects. As we give clients more data and feedback, they can analyze the information and choose what is important to them. Hanson is there to provide the engineering support to bring those projects to fruition,” Kurt said.

In discussing the new partnership, ISI’s president, Neil Roberts, said, “The big challenge in building strong partnerships is to find companies that are philosophically aligned. We are a great fit with Hanson, because we share a common objective to be a trusted partner to our clients, are fully committed to client success and capable of managing technically complex projects.”

To learn more about DOT™ or to request a demo, visit bettercapitalplanning.com or contact Kurt at kbialobreski@hanson-inc.com.

This article first appeared on Hanson’s Elements blog on June 25, 2021.