The most basic relationship between citizens and the state is through the use of public services and utilities. When infrastructure fails, the consequences can be dire. With sanitation infrastructure decay in South Africa in mind, what solutions emerge to overcome key infrastructure management challenges?
We can all agree that working infrastructure is the backbone of human development and security, but is this infrastructure being managed properly? It is time to go back to basics and remind ourselves of what infrastructure asset management is all about.
Stellenbosch, like other municipalities in the Western Cape, has been hard hit by a prolonged drought. Unlike many of its peers, however, Stellenbosch seems to be sitting on a greener wicket. How has Stellenbosch gone about managing risk, and what has been the main resource in this municipality’s water management […]
In 2017, the African continent still suffers from unreliable, insufficient and costly power generation and distribution. The smart management of electrical infrastructure is a prerequisite for sustainable socio-economic development. How do GLS Consulting and IMQS Software cooperate to offer African cities a comprehensive electricity infrastructure management solution?
2017 once again saw IMQS showcasing its infrastructure asset management (IAM) software solutions at the annual Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO) and Institute for Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) conferences. We spoke to IMQS Head of Marketing, Erick Underhill, to hear more about what […]
July 1, 2017 has come and gone, and with that, the deadline by which South African municipalities were to successfully implement the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts (mSCOA) regulation. This retrospective article highlights three main challenges the IMQS Asset Management Team encountered in their efforts to help municipalities become mSCOA […]
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?
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.
Building and maintaining an up-to-date Financial Asset Register is a complex and time consuming process. Accurate and reliable data on millions of assets, spread across large geographic areas, need to be captured and verified on a yearly basis. Reliable information can better inform stakeholders on the location and useful life […]
The last decade has seen mobile telecommunications boom in Africa. One key area of concern is how to extend connectivity to the 60-70% of Africa’s population residing in remote rural locations. For Africa-focused telcos this is both an emerging market opportunity and a logistical quandary. How can effective Site Asset […]