Rutland Awards Highway Surveying and Asset Management Software Contract to Yotta DCL

Leamington Spa, UK, 15 April 2013 Yotta DCL is currently working with Rutland County Council, UK, with Horizons visualised asset management software, highway condition and asset inventory surveys, and technical support. The Horizons web-based mapping software provides Rutland with a comprehensive model of the Countys highway network, enabling the highways team to gain full visibility of all survey data and high-resolution video imagery for developing maintenance schemes and work programmes.

The service covers the provision of Horizons software and training, traffic speed condition surveying (SCANNER) and six-camera asset video capture to provide a digital view of Rutlands plus 550 km highway network and associated asset inventory. Yotta DCL will also extract asset inventory data for classified, some unclassified roads and footways.

The digital information will help build a clear picture of Rutlands assets to help with producing the necessary documentation for Whole of Government Accounts (WGA). The WGA returns have a deadline for the end of July 2013, so Yotta DCLs consultants are already focusing on the work. In addition, Yotta DCL will provide a Footway Network Survey (FNS Enhanced Option 2) to record the lateral extent of footpath condition for Rutland. The company will also perform skid resistance surveys (SCRIM) on the Countys A roads.

When the work is complete Rutland will have a comprehensive, up-to-date electronic record of its highway network that is easy to interrogate and use. This will help the highways team to create and select the most cost effective maintenance schemes that maximise the longevity of the Countys roads and footpaths.

The package of surveys and new software from Yotta DCL will revolutionise how we manage and maintain our network. We have very little existing digitised network information and when Yotta DCL has completed its surveying work, well have a current and accurate view of our assets. Horizons will help us to improve the way we manage and maintain the networks roads and footpaths. Like every highway authority, we have to maximise our maintenance budgets and with this investment in Yotta DCLs services and technology we believe we can achieve our goals, said Neil Tomlinson, Contract and Maintenance Engineer, Rutland County Council.

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About Yotta DCL

Yotta DCL is a pioneering highway’s technology and surveying company based in Leamington Spa, UK. The Company develops innovative services and technologies to help authorities manage highway assets, improving quality, efficiency and productivity.

Yotta DCL is part of OMG plc; a successful global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. OMG is one of the worlds leading suppliers of image understanding systems including motion capture and computer vision; this innovative technology is applied by Yotta DCL to highways surveying.

Yotta DCL has a 15-year track record in providing highways surveying services to authorities in the UK. These services include visual inspections, SCANNER road surface condition surveys and asset inventory surveys. Yotta DCL also develops hardware and software and has recently announced Horizons, an innovative web based software platform that seamlessly combines GIS, Pavement Management and Asset Management.

Yotta DCL provides consultancy services, offering extensive expertise in the management of highways with a bespoke service tailored to provide exactly the help that highways authorities require.