Managing Lifecycle Infrastructure Development

As infrastructure investments ramp up around the world, completing large projects and programs better, quicker, faster, and cost effectively is key. There are many different methods for accomplishing this.

For example, CH2M has developed a new Resiliency and Sustainability Framework for infrastructure that offers public and private sector planners a comprehensive program development and decision support system. This solution will assist contractors on the jobsite by keeping them on track.

The Framework is being utilized today in San Mateo, California, for the city's Clean Water Program, to understand how resilient and sustainable the program is and to identify actions or design alternatives that would increase the level of resiliency and sustainability. The City of Los Angeles' Environmental Engineering Division is also using the Framework to evaluate program performance.

The Framework is helping cities evaluate the economic, environmental, and social impacts of a project portfolio, resulting in consistent, predictable, and long-lasting outcomes that reduce cost and help align program stakeholders.

This five-phase Framework streamlines project reviews by synthesizing all internal and external drivers. It elevates resilient and sustainable design principles to the program and organization level, ensuring consistent implementation across the portfolio of projects. Similar to an organization's risk management or quality management processes, it is a method that standardizes an organization's resiliency and sustainability priorities.

This example of how contractors can streamline project delivery, and it demonstrates how teams can come together to build smart cities in the future.

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