On Nov. 27, City of Burlington infrastructure technologist Paul Rohoman was awarded the Next Generation Asset Management Award at the Institute of Asset Management's annual awards ceremony in London, England.
The award, given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the implementation and development of asset management, and demonstrated great potential in the field, was awarded to Mr. Rohoman for his work on the design and implementation of RivaDS, a software program that helps predict the rehabilitation needs of the city's road infrastructure assets for the next 60 years.
"This international recognition demonstrates the City of Burlington is a leader in its approach to managing and maintaining the health of the city's infrastructure assets," said Scott Stewart, general manager of development and infrastructure. "We are proud of the innovative methodology used to create and implement the Riva DS rehabilitation models. The information from the models was used to establish a long-term sustainable financial plan that will ensure the city's assets are maintained in good condition for future generations."
The Institute of Asset Management is a worldwide association of professionals dedicated to the acquisition, operation and care of physical assets, in particular critical infrastructure like roads and bridges. For more information about the Institute of Asset Management, visit www.theiam.org.
More than 20 countries were represented at the Institute of Asset Management's annual awards ceremony, with nominations in the Next Generation Asset Management Award category coming from the United Kingdom and Malaysia.