"Over the last decade, we have developed a close, trust-based working relationship with Yotta. The extensive experience and expertise they have built up on our highway network is invaluable to us. Yotta has already demonstrated their ability by plotting different road investment scenarios and analysing their likely impact."
Highway & Flood Risk Management - Gateshead Council
By 2025 Suffolk aims to achieve a 65 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. This is in addition to an immediate target of four per cent a year reduction that is already required from council operations.
In support of Suffolk County Council’s aspirations to be the greenest county in the UK, the street lighting team devised a number of initiatives to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions from its street lighting stock. Part-night lighting was identified as potentially a significant contributor to these targets.
Applying Lean Systems thinking to Highways Maintenance
Lean Thinking is a business methodology which aims to provide a new way to organise activity to deliver benefi ts while eliminating waste. Lean Practices have been successfully applied in a number of Welsh local authorities including Neath Port Talbot and Blaenau Gwent.
“It is so much quicker to identify potential schemes using the system than relying on conventional UKPMS outputs and feedback from inspector site visits alone. For example, we were able analyse and identify 21 schemes for 2013 to 2014 with an expected budget of £1.1 million and 37 schemes if the budget were increased to £1.2 million in a very short time. In fact, we were able to do it during our day’s training using Horizons and Yotta support. Manually, it would have taken weeks to complete this work.”
Iolo Jones, Senior Asset Engineer.
“Mayrise Street Works helped process the increased volume of information that we required from applicants to issue permits ensuring all relevant boxes were and are ticked. Using the integrated mapping tool we can easily identify the location of proposed works and assess their impact on the wider network. Mayrise also enables us to access supplementary information, if required, via a secure link to the applicant’s server.”
David Latham, Roadworks Manager, Kent County Council
“Working in partnership with Yotta has enabled us to raise standards in highways asset management across the county while at the same time delivering operational efficiencies and driving down costs. We have a shared a vision of how by harnessing and making optimum use the latest technology developments in this area we can maintain our highways infrastructure at the highest possible level and ensure Norfolk remains a great place to live and work.”
Tracy Jessop, Assistant Director, Communities and Environmental Services
Hosted by Natasha Kaplinksy, Redefining neighbourhoods looks at how Dorset County Council benefits from using Yotta’s Horizons technology.View Full Case Study