The Waterford Township, Mich., Department of public works has received one of 10 agency awards from the Post Newsweek Tech Media Group.
Woolpert LLP assisted the Waterford Township Department of Public Works in developing its technology master plan and in implementing the LAN, GIS and CMMS components of the integrated system. Ranked by ENR as a top national design firm, Woolpert is a professional engineering and architecture consulting firm providing expertise in facilities planning and design, geographic information systems/information technology, photogrammetry, site/civil design, surveying/global positioning systems, transportation and water management.
Chosen from among 115 entries, the department received the award for its impressive increase in computer usage. In 1996, the department used computer technology in a very traditional, limited and non-integrated manner. Now, six years later, the department has over 50 computers connected by a high-speed fiber optic local area network (LAN).
The department’s award was based on its implementation of the following technologies: supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, geographic information system (GIS), document management system (DMS), computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), comprehensive hydraulic water and sewer system models and automated meter reading (AMR) equipment and software. These systems are integrated, and they share common databases.