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Waterloo Optimizes Road Infrastructure Maintenance with Fugro Partnership

By [email protected] - 23rd March 2016 - 12:47

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Toronto, Canada, has awarded Fugro Roadware a contract to collect updated images for its road right-of-way inventory. The contract covers 1,400 lane kilometres of regional roads and provides a web-based solution for digital image playback and data review. Web-based data access maximizes the region’s budget by reducing time consuming and costly field visits by sharing information with various groups within the Municipality such as Operations and Bylaw. Fugro’s Automated Road Analyzer (ARAN) system also collects the International Roughness Index and wheel track rutting of the road, and assets such as guardrails, signs and road striping. This data can then be used in the future for updating inventories and condition assessments. Fugro’s unique multi-functional asset data collection vehicle, the ARAN 9000, is equipped with cameras, profilers and lasers to collect specific asset and pavement data, including transverse profile and road roughness.