The Province of Manitoba in Canada has awarded Fugro a 4-year contract to develop a new pavement management system that will guide the strategic selection of road maintenance projects for optimized use of transportation budgets. Joining Fugro on the contract is AgileAssets, a software company specializing in infrastructure asset management. The Fugro-AgileAssets partnership will provide Manitoba with comprehensive expertise in pavement engineering, consulting, and management systems implementation.
The new contract follows years of successful collaboration between Fugro and the province, starting with Manitoba’s 2016 purchase of a Fugro 3D Automatic Road Analyzer (ARAN) survey vehicle and iVision Software for automated pavement data acquisition and analysis. Fugro has supported the vehicle, equipment, and software since that time, including the development of customized iVision tools for rating pavement distress.
Features of the new pavement management system, powered by AgileAssets’ Pavement Analyst™, include pavement decision trees, calculation of pavement condition indices, segment- and network‑level performance models, and multi-year network‑level analyses examining pavement condition data within the context of the site and budget constraints. These capabilities will help managers predict future road conditions and proactively time maintenance work. As a result, Manitoba will better prioritize its capital improvements, extend pavement life cycles and contribute to a low-carbon economy with smooth-driving roads that maximize the fuel efficiency of vehicles.
“It’s a pleasure to continue our work with Manitoba on this new and robust pavement management system,” said Denis Charland, Fugro’s Roads Service Line Director in the Americas. “We also look forward to collaborating with AgileAssets on the project, together delivering Manitoba a solution that will serve their long-term needs for a safe and sustainable roads system.”