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Norway’s roads authority adopts Trimble to manage ‘entire asset lifecycle’

by Sion Geschwindt

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s (NPRA) operations and maintenance division has selected Trimble‘s asset management software to manage, maintain and operate the country’s 10,600-km road network and associated transportation infrastructure.

NPRA already uses Trimble’s BIM software for its construction projects, and hopes that the addition of an asset management solution will enable it to improve performance throughout the entire asset lifecycle, from design and construction to operations and maintenance.

Bjørn Laksforsmo, division director at NPRA, said: “Trimble has been heavily involved in the road design and construction process in Norway for years and is a trusted partner in our digital transformation.

“Efficiently maintaining our road network and related assets is critical for keeping our citizens safe, maximising the benefits from our infrastructure investments and meeting the country’s evolving mobility needs.

“With a holistic, lifecycle view of assets and as-built data, we can more efficiently perform preventive maintenance and make better-informed decisions for all of our assets as we plan for the future.”

NPRA’s asset lifecycle management approach began with the requirement that all new projects use constructible models and a common data environment.

The combination of Trimble’s common data environment and asset management software looks to improve the usefulness and fidelity of data throughout the asset lifecycle, driving greater predictability, sustainability and lower lifetime costs, as well as informing decisions about future expansions and improvements. 

Shelly Nooner, vice president of Innovation and Platform in Trimble’s Owner and Public Sector, added: “Delivering safe, cost-effective and sustainable transportation infrastructure increasingly depends on closing the data gap between construction, maintenance and operations.

“Today, design data is as important during maintenance as it is during construction. As infrastructure needs increase in size and complexity, and data continues to accumulate through an asset’s lifecycle, the ability to share, analyse and build on that data at every stage will be transformative.

“NPRA has been a pacesetter in digital adoption and serves as a model for other agencies looking to improve performance, cost-effectiveness and sustainability through asset lifecycle management.”

Image: The E18 motorway, which covers 415 kilometers in Norway and is a key traffic corridor in greater Oslo, is part of the NPRA-managed road network (supplied)

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