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Improved Decision Support Tools for State of Good Repair

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Department of Transportation
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2013 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Improved Decision Support Tools for State of Good Repair
Agency: DOT
Contract: DTRT57-13-C-10041
Award Amount: $148,198.49


Every asset ages. Pipes, roads, computers, cars, etc. This fact is inevitable. And, as a result of the aging process, every asset suffers a degradation in its intended capability or performance over time. Yet every day, millions of people in the U.S. get up in the morning expecting that they will be able to travel to work, drink clean water, use the Internet, and so on. It usually takes a catastrophic event to grab our attention to make us focus on infrastructure. The requirements to replace and fix assets in our national infrastructure far outweigh our capabilities to do so. Clearly, government and private industries need a method to understand how various infrastructures can stay operational for the full intended service life. Consequently, there is a need for an asset management tool that captures inventories, aging information (e.g., asset condition, decay curves), finances/accounting, and maintenance plans and integrates them in a way that helps government and private organizations to form realistic and accomplishable tactical and strategic plans. ViaSim proposes to meet the Phase I requirements by developing and testing a prototype asset management tool that simulates the life cycles of multiple infrastructure assets.

Principal Investigator:

J. C. White
(214) 335-9949

Business Contact:

J. C. White
(214) 335-9949
Small Business Information at Submission:

ViaSim Solutions (Twilight Training LLC dba ViaSim Solutions)
519 Interstate 30, #247 Rockwall, TX 75087-

EIN/Tax ID: 371441005
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No