AECOM Marks the First Use of the Revolutionary PlanEngageTM Platform for a Transportation Customer in the United States | News
DALLAS – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 16, 2021–
AECOM (NYSE: ACM), the world’s trusted infrastructure consultancy, today announced that it has successfully deployed its PlanEngageTM platform for an interstate highway project, marking the first use of the technology on a transportation project in the United States. An AECOM digital product, PlanEngage is an interactive online platform that enhances communication and engagement by presenting highly technical information in an easily accessible and simple to use format.
AECOM used its digital software solution to create a final interactive Level 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Interstate 11 Corridor Project (ADOT). After five years of studies, technical analyzes and contributions from communities and stakeholders, the publication of the final Level 1 EIA is an important milestone for the proposed corridor. As part of the interactive format, project components are illustrated graphically, allowing readers to zoom in and out on maps and click on layers of information.
“We are extremely proud to have deployed this revolutionary platform for the EIS I-11, a vital step in realizing the high-capacity transportation corridor that would diversify, support and connect important metropolitan areas and improve the travel efficiency, ”said Jennifer Aument. , CEO of AECOM’s global transportation operations. “While approval documents, such as an EIS, have traditionally been limited to paper or pdf formats which can be complex, large and difficult to navigate, our PlanEngage platform allows anyone to intuitively locate relevant information. “
PlanEngage is designed to streamline the classic paper-based planning process by allowing teams to create, edit, and publish project information in one interactive platform. This includes photos, visualizations, sound demos, videos, project dashboards, models, and stories. Additionally, PlanEngage incorporates comment and report capture, which supports consistent communication, improved collaboration, regulatory compliance, improved accessibility, and social licensing.
“The interactive EIS was a first for ADOT and the State of Arizona, and it was a huge accomplishment for the I-11 study team,” said Steven Olmsted, ADOT Program Delivery Manager . “It allowed ADOT and the FHWA to explore an alternative method. for virtual public participation, while providing tools such as shapefiles and map layers to help the public and agencies fully understand the final Level 1 environmental impact assessment document. The interactive EIA and the number of views it received clearly demonstrated its value for ADOT and the need to implement this type of interactive tool for further studies.
Using PlanEngage, AECOM completed the first-ever National Environmental Policy Act-compliant digital EIS in the United States on a project with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Treasury Department. Originally born out of the need to improve the traditional environmental impact approval process, PlanEngage has now expanded for use throughout the project lifecycle in a wide range of project types.
“PlanEngage provides greater accessibility and transparency for project stakeholders to engage in the planning process,” said Todd Battley, AECOM Director of Strategy. “This gives stakeholders many opportunities to understand the project, its impacts and its potential before it materializes, but also throughout its lifecycle, facilitating deeper engagement. We are proud to continue to lead the industry during this unprecedented period of digital transformation, helping our clients reach a wider audience on complex projects.
Digital AECOM brings together the company’s digitally-focused global consulting services, hosted service products to help clients accelerate their digital journeys and achieve better project results, and digital tools to improve its service delivery. basic engineering and design. The branded offering leverages the strengths of the firm’s more than 2,000 integrated digital practitioners around the world and AECOM’s proven technology to connect data, projects and communities. Digital AECOM is a key element of the company’s strategy Lasting legacy strategy and shows customers that progress is possible for a better world.
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