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Intelligent assets for tomorrow's infrastructure: Guiding Principles

06 June 2017

A report by ICE Asset Management group and the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) that introduces the concept of smart infrastructure and intelligent assets.

Intelligent assets for tomorrow's infrastructure: Guiding Principles
Smart assets in use: Thames Barrier communicating with boats.

This introduction to smart infrastructure brings together a number of recent ICE publications covering this subject and shows how civil engineers can enable its underlying assets.

It explains what it means in practical terms along with examples of this being used in infrastructure asset management to gain efficiencies and reduce waste.

It proposes a maturity model to guide smart asset development, to help time-poor managers to select then use these technologies on projects.

The report is for those using data to improve asset management (either in construction or operation), to save time and money and increase the value of the asset.

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ICE intelligent assets for tomorrow

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Last updated: 04/07/2022

Author: Charles Jensen

  • Charles Jensen, knowledge content producer at ICE