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MGISS Helps Highways Sector Adopt New Highways England Standards

By GeoConnexion - 2nd July 2020 - 08:05

Liverpool based Mobile GIS Services (MGISS) has released a new toolkit specifically designed to help highways contractors adopt recently published Highways England standards. As part of the new Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) – the ‘highways bible’ – the requirement to manage drainage asset data and conduct specialist drainage surveys has changed. Designed to improve asset management, highways maintenance and reduce the risk of flooding and pollution, the new MGISS toolkit uses mobile devices running advanced mapping software to improve the planning of inspections, automate the collection of site data and facilitate the organisation wide use of drainage asset data. The new DMRB is designed to promote innovation in design, construction and operation of the highway network. Essentially a standards document it is hoped the new DMRB will reduce the need for departures from standard by around 60 per cent saving the equivalent of £10 million per year.

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