In a world that is constantly changing and rapidly growing, having a stable infrastructure is vital to the economy and everyday life. It’s fair to say, we take our infrastructure for granted and only give it the attention that it needs when something goes wrong or is in need of repair, resulting in interruption of traffic flow, transportation of goods and utilities, and high costs. The facts are clear that an aging infrastructure is inevitable. Roads, bridges and rail tracks age through usage over the years and damage due to natural disasters and accidents can speed up that aging process.
Transportation Departments and local governing agencies usually team up to create Operating and Maintenance Plans (O&M Plans) to keep their infrastructure in optimal condition. O&M Plans usually are a direct result of a well-devised project plan and development at the birth of a project, before it even breaks ground. In today’s economy, every dollar counts and every decision needs to be a good one in order to obtain a better world of transporting people, goods and materials safely and efficiently. Autodesk’s Infraworks is the tool that can and has been making project planning and development for infrastructure designs better and more efficient.