SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Meet the Speaker: Dilip Kumar
Session: Dynamic Infrastructure Master Planning (MP 2.0++)
Dynamic Infrastructure Master Planning (MP 2.0++)
“Big data” and the Internet of Things have begun to change every aspect of our lives. Yet it seems the practice of master planning has some catching up to do. Even now, too many utilities and consultants follow a traditional approach: build a model, prepare a plan, and set a capital improvement program (CIP). Unfortunately, if an asset breaks prior to its planned replacement date, it has to be addressed, rendering a static CIP immediately out-of-date.
We need to move beyond a project mentality towards building an integrated, reliable and efficient network that anticipates future demands, and allows for investment in critical new infrastructure in a timely and innovative way. Instead of static maps or tables shown in technical memorandum which often sits on the shelf, technology has the capability to maintain a living CIP database.