Artificial intelligence to assist asset management 31 Oct 2019

Dynamic Infrastructure News Release

Live 3D views of major infrastructure assets, including tunnels, could significantly improve the ability of asset managers to address maintenance and operating issues. The technology uses artificial intelligence to compare archived images, including those from smartphones, drones and laser scans, with new images to build up a record of changes to the condition of assets and allow operators to detect defects and anomalies before they develop into major failures.

Artificial intelligence to assist asset management
Artificial intelligence to assist asset management

“Deficient tunnels represent a severe infrastructure challenge in the US and worldwide,” said Saar Dickman, co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Infrastructure. “Their poor condition leads to millions in unplanned expenditure but until recently there has been no effective system that can quickly and precisely identify defects through the lifetime of an asset. Our system provides this, delivering monitoring and alerts that can better manage expenditure and help prevent the next collapse. We are bringing the data revolution to the decision-making processes of tunnel maintenance.”

According to the Federal Highways Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, there are more than 350 highway tunnels in the USA, of which about 40% are more than 50 years old, while 5% are now more than 100 years old. “A system of the type we offer is therefore vital for maintaining and operating tunnels in the USA,” Dickman added. Bridges pose a similar challenge, with more than 47,000 structurally deficient bridges identified in the USA, according to the American Road & Transportation Bridge Builders Association.

Located in New York, Berlin and Israel, Dynamic Infrastructure was founded in 2018 by Dickman and Amichay Cohen. Its solution is the result of collaboration with a group of industry experts in the USA and Europe, who share the vision of creating live and accessible records of the health of major infrastructure elements, focusing on tunnels and bridges. The company is already working on projects in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Israel for clients operating a total of more than 30,000 assets.


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