We’re developing technologies to automate asset identification and condition assessment; improving health and safety, communication with stakeholders, design efficiency and optimizing operations and maintenance to reduce whole life costs.
Digital map solutions are a valuable tool for improving project communications, better informing project stakeholders and providing critical information in a spatial context. From standard mapping portals to custom web solutions, we use our flexible array of mobile and web GIS 2.0 solutions to develop a tailored approach for each project.
We’re pushing the boundaries of digital surveying using the latest laser scanning and drone equipment across brownfield and construction sites to infrastructure and built assets to capture data that can be processed and analyzed to create detailed 3D models for design, construction and asset management.
Using digital surveying techniques, data can be captured faster and with more accuracy compared to traditional surveying methods. The technology also facilitates surveys of large and complex sites quickly and safely — reducing the need to work in hazardous or difficult to access environments.
Digital surveying tools include:
Terrestrial or tripod-based laser scanning
Mobile laser scanning (handheld and cart based)
Tablet based data collection
Close range photogrammetry: Bentley and Autodesk
Aerial and vehicle mounted LiDAR processing capabilities
Subsurface utility engineering (SUE)
3D modelling: scan/drone to BIM
Predictive failure and analytics
AECOM’s Predictive Failure platform empowers asset owners and operators to make data-driven decisions to better manage their assets and forecast asset deterioration more effectively.
Through visualising the georeferenced data, the tool supports engineering insight to determine the underlying factors that contribute to asset performance problems. It can amalgamate and process a vast amount of information from disparate datasets and uses algorithms to analyse performance data. This allows us to accurately model the deterioration and failure of assets, leading to more effective maintenance and the ability to spot issues earlier, helping keep assets operational.
Using the AECOM-developed Reality Capture tool, comprising a mobile phone, 360-degree camera and Cloud app, we’re able to take 360-degree images of projects that are automatically uploaded and stored on a secure cloud server quickly and easily, visually documenting construction-site progress throughout a project’s lifecycle. The tool allows us to document site progress faster, with stakeholders able to assess the information at any time and from anywhere. The images can be easily retrieved as the app logs their location and capture times; this is in stark contrast to traditional photograph repositories, which either rely on extensive tagging or renaming. The 360-degree images provide a more holistic view of projects, which would traditionally involve taking dozens of photographs at multiple locations.