Utilities & Infrastructure

Utilities & Infrastructure

Infrastructure is the fundamental facilities and systems that serve a country, city, or other area, which include the services and facilities necessary for the economy to function. The term infrastructure encompasses utilities.

Utilities are the basic services provided to the public; electricity, natural gas, water, sewage, telephone, and transportation. Failure of the aforementioned can be costly and damaging to a country’s economy. In a lot of developed countries the infrastructure is ageing and in need of repair or replacement.

Data obtained from monitoring infrastructure can be interpreted and used within asset plans, maximising the lifespan of the asset, assisting with planning when and where repairs may be required, and giving a forewarning of impending failure, effectively creating ‘Smart Infrastructure’.

The following are examples of infrastructure we can monitor:

See also; Buildings & Bridges, Dams, and Tunnels.