- 18th September 2019
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: News
We’re very excited to announce that our AssetCoast® system has been shortlisted in the category ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the National Rail Awards 2019.
AssetCoast® is an innovative approach to coastal, estuarine and river defence asset management, and a powerful tool for asset management and investment planning. The system integrates a range of digital and mobile app technologies to facilitate efficient coastal, river and estuarine asset inspections, to evaluate deterioration rates for structures and to prioritise long-term investment strategies.
The National Rail Awards are organised by RAIL magazine and are taking place on Thursday 19th September at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane London.
Innovation of the Year
“Innovation means finding new ways of doing the job or new technologies that will change the railway.” National Rail Awards 2019
What is AssetCoast®?
Traditional coastal asset management focuses on the physical defects of individual assets and rectifying these, often on a site by site basis. AssetCoast® identifies the physical condition plus the wider risks posed by coastal processes such as coastal erosion, wave overtopping and still water level flooding. These risks are then analysed to produce a long term coastal asset management plan, allowing asset owners to develop a long term view of their asset liabilities in terms of risks and future costs.
We are very pleased to have recently been commissioned by Network Rail Anglia Route to develop a Coastal and Estuarine Asset Management Plan for its assets. The system will build on the previous projects completed for Network Rail Wales, Western and London North West routes and predict the risk posed to rail infrastructure by coastal process for the next century. The system will utilise our web based AssetCoast® system delivering real time and future planning coastal asset management tools.
Investing strongly in research and development enables us to create innovative solutions for our clients. It also allows us to sustain our reputation for industry leading software, technology and methodology development, and to incorporate cutting edge technical knowledge into all our projects.