Envista's map-based coordination uncovers potential conflicts, identifies new opportunities, improves planning and communication, and saves users significant amounts of time and money in managing activities in the public right-of-way (ROW), while reducing environmental impact. These benefits are not theoretical. Using the Envista Cost Saving Analysis (CSA) tool—the first model of its kind to quantify both the financial and environmental benefits of improved coordination—you can see the real value this powerful solution offers. The example below is based on CSA data from the Envista ecosystem surrounding the City of Baltimore, Maryland, which encompasses Baltimore Department of Public Works, Baltimore Department of Transportation, and Baltimore Department of General Services, along with area utilities including Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE), Veolia Energy (Trigen-Baltimore), and Verizon.
Fewer Street Cuts - 27% reduction
Detailed studies referenced in the Envista CSA model show that improved project coordination reduces street cuts, thereby extending the useful life of roadways. In the Envista model, the best documented studies are used as a baseline of how map-based coordination can reduce the number of street cuts by 27%.
Longer Pavement Life - 6 years
Many pavements have a useful life of nearly 20 years, but excessive street cuts shorten that significantly. Keeping street cuts to a reasonable number through effective map-based coordination among municipalities and utilities can add 6 years to the useful life of roads.
Lower Paving Costs - 32% reduction
Map-based coordination creates cost-saving opportunities for both municipalities and utilities. For municipalities, longer pavement life reduces total paving budgets. For utilities, cost savings can include the increased use of low-cost temporary paving patches and the decreased need for expensive curb-to-curb paving. For example, if you can identify that a street is going to be repaved in the near future, you have an opportunity to do other work under the street prior to repaving, thereby saving the cost of full pavement restoration.
Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 1.5 Tons Over Life of Street for Each Street Cut Avoided
Reducing the number of street cuts reduces the amount of paving and construction activity. The environmental impact can be measured both in the smaller amount of energy required to manufacture asphalt, as well the reduced carbon emissions expended during manufacture. The reduced carbon emissions in the Baltimore example alone can total 14,734 tons of carbon dioxide annually.