International Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (ICSC) (5th : 2015)

Integrated asset management of water and wastewater infrastructure systems : borrowing from industry foundation classes Ganjidoost, Amin; Haas, Carl T.; Knight, Mark A.; Unger, Andre J. A.

Abstract

Viewing water and wastewater infrastructure systems from a network or functional viewpoint down to an individual component goes hand in hand with life-cycle management. Therefore, three concepts are incorporated: (1) Strategic Planning; (2) Tactical Planning; and (3) Operational Planning. The data relevant to each of these areas are generated and managed by software applications that operate in isolation. A multi-level integration can link and share data among strategic, tactical, and operational asset management plans. The Industry Foundation Classes schema concept is used to develop a framework to support efficient sharing and management of data and planning information among strategic, tactical and operational asset management plans of the water and wastewater infrastructure systems. The proposed multi-level integration framework is comprised of a comprehensive database of water and wastewater infrastructure physical asset inventory, financial and consumer sectors that stores and manages flow of information through strategic, tactical, and operational asset management plans. Data are identified by reference of time and date (temporal) and by physical relation of data to the location of a facility in the water and wastewater infrastructure networks (spatial). The proposed framework enables the integration and interoperation of various domain-specific software applications through developing and maintaining a multi-level integration of strategic, tactical and operational asset management plans based upon the Industry Foundation Classes data model concept. Municipalities and water utilities can use the findings to make optimized asset management decisions.

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