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Appendix: Opening the Black Box

 

 

Appendix:

Mathematical Structure of the Methodology

In this appendix to “Opening the Black Box,” (Fortnightly, January 2014), we briefly describe the basic components of the models for managing aging assets: how to represent the condition of such assets and the outcome of replacement, maintenance, and testing decisions.  

Opening the Black Box

A new approach to utility asset management.

Creating a dynamic statistical approach to designing an overall strategy for utility asset management.

Build to Order

Engineers and constructors adapt to serve an industry in transition.

From gas pipelines to PV arrays, the nation’s contractors are seeing growth in utility infrastructure. Fortnightly talks with executives at engineering and construction firms to learn what kinds of projects are moving forward, where they’re located, and what lies over the horizon.

Benchmarking PM Practices

Project management plays an important role in ensuring favorable outcomes at utility projects. An annual benchmarking survey shows how utility PMs are adapting to their changing workloads and project demands over time.

Project management plays an important role in ensuring favorable outcomes at utility projects. An annual benchmarking survey shows how utility PMs are adapting to their changing workloads and project demands over time.