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September 29, 2017

TOWARDS AN INFRASTRUCTURE INTERNET OF THINGS (IIoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes an emerging interconnected world of “things” where new technologies and Big Data analytics are revolutionising our way of life. For Infrastructure Asset Management, in particular, IoT holds exciting possibilities. In this article we briefly define IoT, look at its origins and relate it to […]
September 28, 2017
IMQS Software Training

THE VALUE OF SOFTWARE TRAINING AND SUPPORT

Training is vital for the successful integration of new technologies into the public domain. Hence, it is a central component of IMQS’s people-centred approach and agile methodology. What is IMQS’s training approach and how does it add value to our customers?
August 28, 2017
Maintenance Management

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTATIVE INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE

Maintenance is the periodic implementation of normal, generally minor, actions that ensure longevity of infrastructure assets in line with their design and operational requirements. What is the difference between corrective and preventative maintenance?
August 24, 2017
Infrastructure Maintenance Management

HOW IMQS MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT HELPS MUNICIPAL ENGINEERS

The efficient management of maintenance is a crucial component of successful municipal infrastructure asset lifecycle management. Well-maintained infrastructure serves consumer needs and underpins economic production, employment, taxes and rates. How does IMQS help engineers maintain infrastructure assets?
July 2, 2017
Electricity Infrastructure

AFRICA’S ELECTRICITY – A BUSINESS CHALLENGE

A rising Africa is hungry for electricity. Unreliable supply negatively affects business and represents a major risk for international investors. The South African case of “load shedding” is a case in point. What are Africa’s electricity challenges and what solutions are found in the realms infrastructure asset management?
June 30, 2017

HOW LOW PROJECT PERFORMANCE LEADS TO CATASTROPHE

Infrastructure projects need to be effectively planned, managed and maintained to ensure successful project implementation. Low project performance can have catastrophic outcomes. How does systematic, centralised project control support successful project implementation?
June 28, 2017
Infrastructure in Africa

7 STATS ILLUSTRATING AFRICA’S NEED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Infrastructure is crucial for Africa’s development, and for its countries to become more globally competitive. So how is Africa performing in the infrastructure department? The following seven stats illustrate the need for infrastructure investment in Africa.
June 8, 2017
Infrastructure Asset Management

THE FOUNDATION OF SMART INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT

For cities to be successful in the face of rapid urbanisation and climate change, infrastructure needs to be smart and resilient. Smart infrastructure management relies on accurate information management. How does an Asset Register enable smart infrastructure asset management?
June 8, 2017
Water in Africa

TECHNOLOGY ENABLED INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT IN TIMES OF GREAT PROMISE AND PERIL

The future of the city is defined by inequality, vulnerability and risk. In a context of population growth, urbanisation and aging infrastructure, the principles of infrastructure asset management must be fused with technological innovation to enable organisations to turn great peril into promise.
April 28, 2017
How to reduce municipal water loss

7 INFRASTRUCTURE-RELATED INTERVENTIONS TO REDUCE MUNICIPAL WATER LOSS

Utilities need to ensure that quality water is provided to all relevant sectors of society. Water loss is a major threat to water security. Drakenstein Municipality, in South Africa’s water strapped Western Province, has been successful in bringing down water losses from 34% to an average of 11%, at its […]