E-Book | December 11, 2020

Modernizing Utility Planning And Engineering

Source: ESRI
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Utility engineers face major challenges due to aging infrastructure and the need for network modernization. The infrastructure built today will likewise be around for a long time. Modernizing the network and how it is managed requires innovative tools and methods. Organizations must deliver more—with fewer resources.

To produce efficient work products, design teams require diverse data, ranging from network configurations to environmental impacts. This data often rests in silos, resulting in cumbersome planning, design, and construction workflows.

Crucial engineering systems often start with translated file extracts rather than a steady, authoritative source. These fragmented processes are prone to data degradation, causing mistakes that lead to costly rework.

Reliable information sharpens all phases of every project. Designs not resting on a single source of truth create project risks that affect safety, schedule, and cost. A single source of true design information comes from a modern geographic information system (GIS). A modern GIS extends far beyond simple mapping. It provides a solid foundation of information and communication. This enables utilities to succeed using repeatable solutions to engineering problems.

ArcGIS® is a modern GIS that models networks holistically. Its rich analytics deliver greater understanding and improve decision-making. Versatile role-based apps accelerate communication and collaboration between all participants. The modern capabilities of ArcGIS reinforce excellence for planning and engineering.

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