Home' Position : Position Apl May 2015 Contents By providing a solution with pre-
defined standards, WCC can have
confidence their intent and requirements
from the development community
are clearly relayed through an easily
understood and widely supported
drawing format and template.
Conforming templates created using
ACDC are provided by WCC to developer
third-parties. Developers can use entry
level Autodesk AutoCAD LT (e.g. a
landscaping firm) or full version AutoCAD
(e.g. a full engineering or surveying
practice) to capture the assets.
WCC chose to use the A-SPEC standards.
A-SPEC started as an initiative to develop
a standardised approach for the recording
of asset information in collaboration with
industry. In Australia, that has become a
standard for third-party developers to ad-
here to when delivering as-built informa-
tion of gifted assets to a new owner.
The A-SPEC standards specify an
agreed international standard framework
to describe asset information, which
councils, utilities, authorities and other
asset owners can use to populate their
GIS and AMS.
A-SPEC was an obvious choice for
WCC back in January 2012 as it had a
full suite of attribution standards that
council required (six asset groups: water,
wastewater, stormwater, roads, buildings,
and open space, and was being used by
many councils, and more recently, by
Open Spatial released ACDC in
January 2014, helping WCC configure
templates to the A-SPEC standard that
defined the content and quality of as
constructed information they required.
WCC now provides its third-party
development community with templates,
for use within their current design and
recording environments, that ensure
a consistent structure for the efficient
creation and receipt of data. WCC also
provides online training tutorials.
ACDC manages the newly submitted
data, validating it for completeness
and correctness according to A-SPEC
standards, then transforming it into
WCC's geospatial and asset management.
Haydn Read, manager of the strategic
asset management and planning group at
WCC remarked: "ACDC provides us with
the 'missing piece in the puzzle' enabling
us to connect directly with industry with
minimal disruption to current workflows.
As-con drawings from the third-party
developers and our internal capital works
team, are validated against our A-SPEC
standards. Once passed, the attributes
and spatial data are automatically
incorporated into our AMS and GIS.
"That said, I believe the true benefit lies
beyond, with the automatic population of
the next generation of sophisticated asset
analytics solutions and with what they
achieve -- the benefits will be substantial."
Johan Nel, technical director at
Open Spatial, added: "ACDC provides
a comprehensive solution to enable
WCC's use of the A-SPEC data structure
and business rules, within its current
environment. Together with our online
ACDC Portal, the system gives industry
certainty, without the huge investment
typically required when changing
business processes." ■
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