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Airfield Pavement Software developed by Jacobs | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Airfield Pavement Software developed by Jacobs

Based on its experience working at London Heathrow US civil engineering consultant Jacobs has developed some new technology for managing airfield pavements.

Jacobs hopes that its cloud-based platform, called Pavy will “reinvent the way airports manage airfield pavements”.

The asset management principles behind Pavy were conceived when Heathrow Airport commissioned a team of Jacobs specialists to create a solution to manage its four million square metres of airfield pavement.

Jacobs senior vice president Donald Morrison said: “Airfield asset management is a recurring issue in the aviation industry”. “With Pavy, our new cloud-based platform, airports around the globe can better plan pavement investments and prioritise critical interventions”.

Louise Batts, Heathrow Airport senior engineer endorses the software. “Pavy, along with Jacobs’ consultation support, aims to provide optimised CapEx (capital expenditure) spend profiles, client decision support and contribute in future airfield pavement planning. Immediate feedback and basic scenario forecasting combined with visual plans gives Pavy an opportunity to change the field of airfield pavement asset management. The work Jacobs has done here, and the future of Pavy is really exciting”.