November 24th, 2005
The City of Oklahoma's Public Works Department was looking for a new solution for its Pavement Management System. OKC, being over 621 square miles in size had two dilemmas: First, due to the sheer size of the city, whenever OKC contracted data collection agencies or pavement management program developers, most would say that they were not equipped to take on an area that large. Secondly, the proposed solutions were priced completely out of range for OKC’s operating budget.
JC Reiss from Public Works Administration, along with Schad Meldrum (GIS Manager), were tasked with finding viable solution alternatives. Settling on MicroPaver (a program that could meet the needs of OKC Pavement Management System requirements), the next goal was to find a data collection agency that could complete the task – collect, process, analyze, and merge data directly into MicroPaver (without costly conversions), and deliver quality pavement management data to OKC.
After some discussion about OKC requirements, Roadware was able to provide a detailed scope of work showing a solid understanding of OKC concerns, and demonstrating the capability to provide for those requirements. "We saw that Roadware could deliver a quality product”, says JC Reiss. "We also received a ‘Bonus’ of video images that provide options that we hadn’t considered previously. For example, we could have someone within our agency sit down with the images received from Roadware, and not only see the drainage inlets, but also tell what type, condition, and size of the inlet from the images. Added features like this, along with a reasonable price has not only solidified Roadware as our selection, but City Managers are already talking about how we are going to get them back to do future data collection – something that has never been discussed before.”
We are excited about working with Roadware and with the dedicated staff that Roadware has. This is a win-win situation for the City of Oklahoma.