Hanson offers asset management services to assist clients with facility and infrastructure management. Accounting for limited resources and tight budgets, our asset management programs provide owners with inventories, condition assessments and management tools to prioritize needs and funding.
Hanson implements both BUILDER™ and PAVER™ asset management software platforms, developed by the Engineer Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), which provide our clients the ability to optimize life-cycle costs and facilitate asset preservation. Click here to learn more. As PAVER is interfaced to a geographic information system (GIS), assets are easily tracked and documented now and in the future.
These systems can provide:
- accurate and complete asset inventory
- asset condition assessments
- forecasts of future asset conditions
- information to develop maintenance and replacement programs
- planning and budgeting data for capital improvements
- project priority lists
Hanson’s experience includes asset management featuring sustainable facilities assessments implementing the BUILDER™ Sustainable Management System (SMS) for the U.S Air Force Civil Engineering Center, Marine Force Reserves and Defense Health Agency. According to the SMS product website:
“Because (infrastructure) assets are so vast and diverse, a ‘knowledge-based’ philosophy drives the BUILDER process. The process starts with the automated download of real property data, and then more detailed system inventory is modeled and/or collected which identifies components and their key life-cycle attributes such as the age and material. From this inventory, Condition Index (CI) measures for each component are predicted based on its expected stage in the life-cycle. Objective and repeatable inspections can then be performed on various components to verify their condition with respect to the expected life-cycle deterioration. The level of detail and frequency of these inspections are not fixed like other processes; they are dependent on knowledge of component criticality, the expected and measured condition and rate of deterioration, and remaining maintenance and service life. This ‘knowledge-based’ inspection focuses attention to the most critical components at the time. In addition to these condition assessments, functionality assessments can be performed to evaluate user requirement changes, compliance and obsolescence issues. This provides a comprehensive picture of the overall performance of building assets and their key components.”
Hanson also has experience with horizontal asset management, implementing the PAVER™ Sustainable Management System (SMS) for the U.S Air Force, Air Material Command, U.S. Army bases and Air Force Reserves. According to the SMS product website:
“PAVER™ … uses inspection data and a pavement condition index (PCI™) rating from zero (failed) to 100 (excellent) for consistently describing a pavement's condition and for predicting its M&R needs many years into the future. The PCI™ for airports became an ASTM standard in 1993 (D5340-10). The PCI™ for roads and parking lots became an ASTM standard in 1999 (D6433-09). The PAVER™ program performs multiple levels of analysis to show where to best allocate scarce M&R dollars.”