The city of Oakland, Calif. has selected Envista Enterprise’s ROW Coordination Platform to help the city administration manage major public works projects in the city.
Envista Corporation is a provider of enterprise right-of-way (ROW) coordination solutions in the cloud. Its solutions will enhance bicycle and pedestrian access to transit and will also encourage infill development, and maintain roadway and transit-supportive infrastructures like pavements.
Brad Steer, Envista’s general manager, said, “By taking advantage of Envista’s cloud-based environment, users within the city and across utilities will gain real-time access to project details from anywhere at any time. With the automation that Envista provides, Oakland can now simplify the process of coordinating all kinds of activities within the ROW to maximize value for its citizens.”
The new contract procured by Envista entails it to deliver utility project coordination, street events, street incidents and citizen’s view modules for coordinating processes for better communications between city departments and utilities, said officials.
Oakland looks forward to leveraging the Envista utility project coordination to manage the complicated logistics issues that will arise while executing infrastructure projects so that public life is minimally affected and the projects are completed with maximum efficiency.
Envista is expected to streamline coordination of ongoing construction and maintenance projects for Oakland in order to avoid conflicts with area utility projects and to cost effectively reduce environmental impact.
Users of the Envista street events solution will be able to coordinate all types of municipal special events like parades, road races and festivals easily. The Envista street incidents module helps users to easily locate incidents like that of broken water mains, and creates a coordinated plan of action.
The Envista citizen’s view enables the city administration to perform its duties transparently by publishing selected information on the Web, which is shared with the public including updates on construction and maintenance projects, parade routes, detours and road closures.
In July, 2013 the Boston public works department launched Envista’s utility coordination software. The Envista solution enables municipalities, utilities and highway agencies to exchange and coordinate construction and maintenance project schedules via the cloud.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey