National Highways has extended its contract for Trimble’s AgileAssets cloud software in a bid to streamline the maintenance of bridges and other structures.
The solution enables National Highways to forecast the condition of bridge assets on England’s Strategic Road Network. These forecasts help the organisation make efficient use of taxpayer funds to deliver reliable bridge infrastructure throughout National Highways’ extensive network.
Trimble’s AgileAssets software supports the country’s third long-term Road Investment Strategy (RIS3) and is a component of National Highways’ strategic effort to improve public mobility, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability by delivering a safer, more reliable and longer-lasting national bridge network.
In addition, National Highways uses the software to support the valuation of the structures asset stock for reporting to the UK National Audit Office (NAO).
Since 2015, the software has been used successfully for optimized roadway and structures management of the M25, the orbital motorway circling greater London. The M25 is one of the busiest sections of road in the UK: the 250-mile-long network carries 73 million journeys a year, and comprises 4 tunnels, 2,500 structures—including bridges, culverts and overhead gantries—and 140,000 other highway assets.
Cyndee Hoagland, senior vice president of Trimble’s owner and public sector, said: “Resilience, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability of public infrastructure have long been a key focus at Trimble.
“Now, with an even broader range of digital technologies to support our customers in managing the full lifecycle of their assets—from design and construction to operations and maintenance – we are helping organisations advance toward their long-term goals for delivering safer and longer-lasting infrastructure.”
The original contract for Trimble’s AgileAssets software, as well as the contract’s most recent extension, were awarded through the UK Government’s G-Cloud framework, a cooperative purchasing program that helps government entities procure cloud-hosted IT systems efficiently and cost-effectively.
Image: The famous “Spaghetti Junction” in Birmingham is a cluster of bridges that are part of England’s Strategic Road Network
Read next: Balfour Beatty to deliver new bridge across River Trent in Nottingham
Are you a building professional? Sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP to upload news stories, post job vacancies, and connect with colleagues on our secure social feed.