Peachtree Corners’ public works department earns national recognition for its geospatial asset inventory project. Courtesy CH2M and City of Peachtree Corners

Peachtree Corners earns national recognition for geospatial project

Peachtree Corners has earned a ‘National Recognition Award’ in the American Council of Engineering Companies 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The recognition follows just behind the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia’s ‘Georgia Engineering Excellence Award’ given to Peachtree Corner’s public works department for its Geospatial Asset Inventory Project.

Peachtree Corners and CH2M, its partner in operations, are receiving the national award for its geospatial project, which applied photo imagining and LIDAR (surveying technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser light) to compile a comprehensive asset catalog for the city.

The data is being used to compile a comprehensive list of the city’s roads, rights-of-way, signage and other built and installed assets for the city to help refine and focus its management strategy. The information can be used to design road projects, sidewalk projects, streetlight placement, and create asset replacement schedules.This technology has been used in the past to produce aerial views, however, no jurisdiction in Georgia has used it from the ground level.

“It is a tremendous honor for our project to receive this award against competition from so many other fantastic engineering projects across the country,” said Public Works Director Greg Ramsey. “Our mayor and city council have a tremendous desire to push new technology and innovation, and this project was the perfect example of their willingness to operate outside the standard municipal box.”

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