Taken together, the maze of U.S. infrastructure (more than 4 million miles of roads, airports, rails, bridges and tunnels) should stand as one of our national economy’s greatest competitive advantages. Instead, for decades we have allowed it to crumble, even collapse—in many notable cases quite literally. According to the American Society of Civil Engineer 2021 Infrastructure Report Card, with about 43% of the U.S. public transportation infrastructure in poor or mediocre condition, U.S. drivers are left with annual vehicle repair bills totaling approximately $130 billion. Furthermore, in its current state, our nation’s increasingly unreliable infrastructure remains sadly unprepared to satisfy societal demands for bigger, better and greener cities.


Fortunately, the U.S. Congress responded by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which President Biden signed into law in November 2021. Under this law, the federal government will disperse billions of dollars to state and local governments for a variety of infrastructure improvements, including projects to repair, strengthen and modernize transportation infrastructure. Providing funding is only part of the equation, of course. Before the results are tangible, these infrastructure projects must be planned, managed and executed effectively and efficiently.

Engineers and contractors who work on such infrastructure improvement projects face special challenges. The manual visual inspections on which they rely to assess in-service conditions are often unreliable. Susceptible to human error, these inspections often miss critical sub-surface conditions. When comprehensive, accurate and accessible sub-surface information is lacking, a cascade of other issues accumulates: preventive maintenance is postponed; resource allocation is inefficient; and premature rehabilitation or even replacement of the asset is scheduled.


At Prezerv, we’ve combined decades of global experience in delivery and maintenance of transportation infrastructure with artificial intelligence (AI) to develop Detect-ai. By interpreting radar inspection scans of roads, tunnels and bridges, this new AI technology provides up-to-date 3D digital twins of municipal structures. Equipped with this data, transportation asset owners and managers can then optimize their maintenance expenditures and prevent exorbitant premature rehabilitation and replacement outlays.


Prezerv: working to strengthen our infrastructure to strengthen our communities.

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