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43 In the field South Australia Water The innovative and successful delivery of the initial Melbourne Water project established Aurecon as an industry leader in this type of engineering inspection and assessment service. This led to an engagement by South Australia Water (SA Water) to create a similar tool. of a safe work environment. It provides standardised inspection forms at the front end of a purpose designed database, which are completed in accordance with a reference document for consistency. The database utilises client agreed risk matrices to assess the inputted information and outputs automated rectification recommendations and colour coded work priorities. The tool generates automated detailed output reports with visuals of the asset and its defects, and summary reports prioritising the rectification works per assessed area. The driving force behind the tool is the client agreed risk matrices, which capture the client's risk profile and specify the rectification requirement for each defect, as well as the priority for rectification based upon the perceived consequence. The front-end engineering and collaborative agreement with the client enables the programming of the assessment and rectification recommendations into the tool by senior engineers and subsequent undertaking of inspections by more junior team members. This innovative approach takes field-based engineering inspections to a new level through the combination of asset inspection processes with proven sound engineering techniques. The integration of outputs directly into a database allows the sorting of data to identify trends and isolate types of assets, and allows the client to update their asset management system with appropriate data. It also enables comparison of future inspections of the same assets against earlier inspections. Apart from the positive contribution to safety, the tool provides value to clients through: • nstant reporting, incorporating I photographs and GPS coordinates • isual representation of assets via V marked up drawings/aerial photographs with links back to asset reports • nhanced information gathering via E smart data collection • inkage to existing asset L management systems • ull connectivity enabling F maximisation of inspection team effectiveness on site Aurecon has successfully tailored the tool to suit SA Water's risk profile and undertaken a pilot inspection programme at the Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant. SA Water now propose to roll out the engineering inspection and assessment process using the Aurecon created tool across all access covers, walkways and handrails in their network. Client feedback referenced a strong commitment to health and safety with the clear identification of risks as well as proactive identification of additional high risks supported by strong industry knowledge. SA Water Project Sponsor David Jaensch further emphasised that, "The efficient development of this L#2 condition assessment tool, was vital in the state-wide rollout of this safety improvement programme and the experience of Todd and his team with local support was a key factor for success." • uture re-inspection capability F • ower costs due to an increased L efficiency in inspection times of around forty per cent • acilitation of easy adoption by new F users through the 'smarts' in the tool, eliminating waiting for the 'A team' While most of Aurecon's work with the mobile computing system to date has been in the water industry, the mining, energy and rail industries would equally benefit. The methodology is also easily adaptable to other repetitive engineering inspection works and has already been successfully adapted to shopping centre civil asset inspections. Todd Sheldon is a structural engineer and an Aurecon Technical Director. He has extensive experience in structural design and construction supervision of industrial and commercial projects in Australia and the United Kingdom. Todd's experience incorporates multidiscipline design management and project management involving client liaison, feasibility studies, planning and supervision of projects. You can contact Todd at todd.sheldon@aurecongroup.com Aurecon Resilience

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