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Expanded solution enables tracking and GIS-integrated asset management of all phsycial infrastructure
VUEWorks, Inc. recently announced the release of VUEWorks 2009, an expanded version of its Web-based solution that enables municipalities, utilities and other organizations to track the condition, minimize failure risk, prioritize expenditures and service delivery of their physical assets.
VUEWorks 2009, which now supports ESRI’s ARCServer 9.3.1, is a scalable suite of software modules for managing work processes, capturing citizen concerns and executing preventive maintenance with a minimal investment of time and money. At its highest level, VUEWorks is a strategic asset management solution that incorporates condition assessment, risk analysis, valuation, budget forecasting and project cost estimating for managing any asset through its lifetime.
VUEWorks 2009 has been redesigned to allow organizations to retrieve key asset data, apply work-management practices and develop strategic asset management programs for any infrastructure physical asset.
A new Facilities Module provides flexible tracking of any asset that is typically not identified as part of the GIS data. Facilities (such as pump stations, treatment plants and fire/police stations), vehicle fleets and campuses can be hierarchically structured down to the individual asset level. Facilities can be linked to GIS assets for easy selection from the map. Individual assets such as pumps, motors, valves, switches and controls can include values for condition, valuation and work history. VUEWorks 2009 also delivers features that make it easier than ever to connect with SCADA and other systems through the enhanced ODBC-compliant Data Link features. With the data in place you can use it to trigger work orders automatically from SCADA data.
VUEWorks also enables roadway condition assessment and prioritization, including recording the severity and extent of pavement distresses comparable to ASTM standards. Pavement condition can be color-coded and linked in real time to GIS data. Cost estimates for pavement repair projects can include all affected assets including sidewalks, curbs, guardrails, drainage, lights and signals. Users can also create multiyear budget scenarios based on deterioration curves, and can automatically trigger different types of jobs based on where the segment falls on the deterioration curve.
“This is the most powerful version of VUEWorks yet,” said Rod Lovely, P.E., VUEWorks’ vice president of product management. “The new Facilities Module and re-modularization truly extends VUEWorks capabilities and allows organizations to comprehensively manage their physical infrastructure, even on a tight budget.”