Sustainability – The Next Evolution in Asset Life-Cycle Planning: TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023 Retrospective


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Globally, individuals, businesses and companies are ever more dependent on efficient, sustainable asset management. Brightly (a Siemens Company) work with clients to support the lifecycle-planning of assets, ensuring that they are aligned with Councils and Governments Asset Management Policy and balance the impact of financial and carbon savings:

“From measuring your historic emissions and creating a baseline, you can start to evidence a carbon reduction plan to meet 2030 and 2050 goals”, says Hannah Winstanley, Senior Director for Brightly’s EMEA Client Services Centre. “From planning the replacement of vehicles and equipment, moving from traditional materials to more sustainable alternatives, optimising IoT, increasing green infrastructure and employing different strategies on how waste materials are disposed of.”

Hannah’s presentation at TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023 explained how Enterprise Asset Management enables organisations to transform the performance of their assets (e.g. road signs, carriageways, fleet, street lighting, trees) and manage the operational data which is integral to decision-making and planning for Net Zero. For the roundtable sessions she was joined by Senior Client Solution Architect, Steve Harris.

Presentation highlights:

  • Asset Lifecycle Management 2.0;
  • The current ‘As-Is’ state – Taking no action; Falling behind against peers; Risk of losing funding; No closer to net zero and UK legislative targets;
  • 12 July 2021 – State of emergency declared in LB Hammersmith & Fulham and record temperatures recorded in Death Valley;
  • Climate Change’s bad public image;
  • Commuter miles, accurate journey times and assets;
  • Four stages of carbon tracking:
  • 1. Historic Emissions – Assumptive model to establish a range of carbon in ‘Big handfuls’. Retrospective review of data to provide best case and worse case scenarios
  • 2. Operational Carbon – On the job, what materials are used and waste collected. Accurate measurement of what was used, variation orders used for more sustainable materials
  • 3. Greener Decisions – While building the work order, provide greener materials or switch out SOR which are carbon heavy. Provide carbon equivalents to bring it to life
  • 4. Capital Planning Carbon – Planning capital works, make decisions based on treatment types and carbon impact. What if scenarios to measure cost and carbon profiles:
  • Carbon Intensity per Job Type –  Pavements/Paved Areas; Road Restraint System; Drainage, Service Ducts; Lighting; Traffic Sign/Road Marks
  • Carbon Intensity per Highways Activity – Reactive Maintenance; Routine Maintenance; Inspections; Planned Works;
  • “You can’t manage what you don’t measure”;
  • Pothole data – Carbon report case study;
  • Tennis court or Rugby pitch? – Carbon savings comparison;
  • Baseline: 2023 – Collect data; 2024 – Decision Support data; 2025 – Natural Capital recorded; 2026 – Culture Change; 2027 – On track for Net Zero targets;
  • ‘To Be’ (future state) – Carbon tracked; Benchmarked against peers; Funding secured; Targets met

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at Cultra Manor, Holywood, for the live in-person event on February 9th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Hannah’s initial presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, Northern Ireland 2023

On February 9th we will be casting a spotlight over Northern Ireland, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by Belfast; Derry City and Strabane; Lisburn and Castlereagh; Antrim and Newtownabbey; Ards and North Down; Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon; Causeway Coast and Glens; Fermanagh and Omagh; Mid and East Antrim; Mid Ulster; Newry, Mourne and Down; and beyond.


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