Need: Do more with less is a common theme in modern Asset Management. The number and scale of construction projects is being reduced but when they go ahead planning must be optimised to get maximum return on investment
Challenge: Routing any assets is difficult in the modern world. The landscape is increasingly complex with many constraints from existing infrastructure to designation. Add to the limited budget and finding a suitable route can be difficult. Delivering multiple alternatives, each considered with equal consideration can be very costly
Solution: PROM is a GIS tool which determines best route considering all geotechnical, human and environmental constraints at the same time. Typically 50-70+ decisional datasets are weighted and combined to create a least score database. Given this PROM can use any number of start locations/options to generate a least cost route which navigates it way through the landscape.
PROM includes automatic reporting which includes profiles, schedules and online platform to view the results
Benefits: Benefits can be summarised into two; time and cost savings, and better routes. Clients have told us we have deliver significant time and cost saving for route planning, in the region of £25k to £40k. PROM delivers this by generating routes quickly based on knowledge already within PROM. One of the biggest issues with traditional routing projects is creating the first route. It is only then the various disciplines can contribute. This can take weeks or months. PROM will generate a route in hours allowing disciplines to work almost immediately. This efficiency enables more optioneering than traditional methods in the pursuit of the best route. Expert resources focus on route verification and not the whole assessment process.
The routes generated consider all the information provided based on the objective weightings. The result is a route which does not favour one or other discipline and considers many constraints at once. PROM routes minimise capex and opex spend through avoiding constraints and evaluating topography during route generation.
The outputs allow project teams to understand the route clearly and concisely. The schedule provides quantitative information to support due diligence and allows quick comparison of the merits of one route with another, providing decision-making transparency