Bridges News

IDS wins ASCE Innovation Contest Award

We are proud to announce that IDS has won the first ASCE Innovation Contest Award for our submission titled: “Innovative Software for Optimal Long-Term System-Level Preservation Planning of Bridges.” The IDS’ submission won the “Most Efficient” award in the category of “Innovative Business Models.” According to ASCE Contest guidelines, this category covers “new and effective business models and technologies for lower costs and improved quality in civil engineering projects.” It also covers innovations to “mitigate risks and lower existing barriers to innovation within the civil engineering industry.”  The Innovation Contest focused on addressing the ASCE Grand Challenge, “a ten year effort to reduce the life cycle cost of infrastructure by 50 percent by 2025 and foster the optimization of infrastructure investments for society.” Winning this prestigious award is a great testimony of our leading-edge innovative solutions.

Read ASCEnews announcement at http://blogs.asce.org/asce-innovation-contest-selects-15-winners-with-greatest-potential/

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Iowa DOT subscribes to NBI Optimizer® Cloud Services

We are pleased to announce that Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has purchased a Premium Subscription Plan for NBI Optimizer® Cloud Services.NBI Optimizer® is the only cloud-based solution in the market that offers bridge managers 24/7/365 access to a range of online services including advanced analytics, reports, maps, charts, plans, and documents, from anywhere using a web browser. The software provides comprehensive analytics capabilities to leverage NBI data, enabling bridge engineers to gain deeper understanding of the condition and characteristics of bridges in their managed inventories.