The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) has selected Trimble's AgileAssets asset management software to manage, maintain and operate the country's 10,600km road network. The Operations and Maintenance division of the NPRA will also use the infrastructure enterprise package for the management of Norway’s wider transportation infrastructure.
This move complements the use by the NPRA of Trimble's Quadri software. The cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration solution is used for construction projects. As Norway's road network becomes increasingly complex, the combination of Trimble's Quadri and AgileAssets will enable NPRA to meet growing demands using connected data to improve performance throughout the entire asset lifecycle, from design and construction to operations and maintenance.
"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," said Bjørn Laksforsmo, division director at NPRA. "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. NPRA began using Trimble's Quadri, which provides both constructible models and an object-based common data environment, to streamline the flow of real-time data across project stakeholders. Extending that data to the maintenance and operations phase with Trimble's AgileAssets will give NPRA a wider view of assets and a better understanding of road objects and conditions for easier diagnosis and faster resolution of maintenance issues. The combination of Trimble's common data environment and asset management software will also 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.
"Delivering safe, cost-effective and sustainable transportation infrastructure increasingly depends on closing the data gap between construction, maintenance and operations," said Shelly Nooner, vice president of Innovation and Platform in Trimble's Owner and Public Sector. "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."