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June 2018: G-Cloud helps Local Authorities to become Asset Management Experts

Fantastic news for all our existing and potential new public sector and local authority customers that AMX has successfully applied for the G Cloud 10 Framework and on 2nd July becomes a Crown Commercial Services supplier.

This news means that as a supplier of asset management software to support infrastructure teams across the UK, the procurement process is even eaiser due to the pre-qualification that takes place in order to be listed on the platform.

Managing Director of AMX, Saeid Naelini said: “With the increasing awareness of the Internet of Things (Iot), the G-Cloud Framework has demonstrated its value as a preferred procurement vehicle for local government with over £3bn in sales already recorded. It is a real credit to our team and their continued efforts to create the best possible asset management solution, that AMX has been recognised on the latest iteration of the Framework for Cloud Software making it even more accessible.

The two cloud based systems available are for:

Bridges and Structures Asset Management

Environmental and Flood risk Asset Management

Looking ahead Mr Naelini went on to say: "This marks a new chapter for the company and we’re keen to expand our portfolio on the platform in the future to complement Flood and Structures with Street Lighting, Highways and Ports. Being accepted reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting and empowering customers in their role and will help to build new long-term relationships with organisations across the UK.”


March 2018: Bridges 2018 – round up

A great time was had by all at the annual Bridges event in Coventry last week. The highest number of delegates for several years meant the atmosphere was buzzing throughout the day.

This was my first foray to the event in my role as Marketing Manager and just to add to the excitement I was asked to present our innovation to the conference after the morning break. The section took the format of a Pecha Kucha – 11 submissions of a short and simple 2½ minute presentation with only 8 supporting slides from key subjects all covering innovation within the Bridge Industry.

The piece was well received by the audience and led to some great feedback on the stand as the day progressed. I certainly hope that both the format and the subject of innovation will be included again next year.

Another highlight of the day was sharing our space with colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, who’s Bridge Inspection training is currently being adopted by our clients in Qatar using AMX Mobile. It was insightful to learn about challenges they’ve overcome there and to see that training was still in high demand by a number of delegates.

The show provided a great opportunity for me to meet a number of our clients and also see the wider scope of sectors that Bridges feature in as well as other service providers for potential collaborations – the half million pound Drone on the stand next door was certainly a draw for many!

A big thank you goes to everyone that came to say hello and also to the organisers for a smooth-running and positive event – we look forward to seeing you again next year!


January 2018: Attending Bridges 2018

We're starting the year with an exciting announcement about our return to Bridges 2018 taking place in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 14th March. We enjoy exhibiting at this event as not only does it provide an opportunity to network with our customers it also is a fantastic collection of best practice and industry updates to keep our finger on the pulse. We hope to see you there.

To book your place at the event take a look at the website.


November 2017: User Group 2017 round-up

Last week saw the gathering of like minds in Herefordshire at the AMX Annual User Group. The most attended event so far included over 50 engineers and managers from 20 Local Government and Contracting infrastructure asset management teams covering Highways and Bridges, Flood Risk and Waterways.

The key theme of the day was evolution. The keynote presentation by Richard Perkins of Balfour Beatty Living Places covered the development of AMX within Herefordshire Councils Asset Management teams to grasp understanding and experience from establishing one database and rolling that out across multiple sectors in a carefully planned step by step manner.

Bringing together the various teams and councils from different regions, all facing similar challenges, also contributed to the evolution theme with new contacts being made within industry fields, ideas being shared and potential solutions discovered.

The afternoon breakout sessions for each sector also enabled the AMX team to share developments unique to specialist fields and identify potential improvements from users that would help enhance the system for the benefit of everyone.

Overall feedback was incredibly positive with comments such as “useful, beneficial, informative and enlightening” from the delegates and over 89% saying they would likely attend again next year.

Can you help us to host next year’s event… Numbers next year could be nearer 75 particularly with completion of upgrades for all our BMX customers due by Christmas. If you have space to host our group, including small breakout rooms for our afternoon sessions and some catering facilities please do get in touch with Jassima and we’d be happy to discuss options with you.


September 2017: USER GROUP 2017

Herefordshire Council have very kindly offered to host our Annual User Group at their offices.  This FREE event is for both AMX and BMX customers and is your opportunity to see the latest AMX developments, attend breakout sessions focussed on Bridges, Highways or Flood assets and network with other users to share best practice tips.  Our AMX Team will also be on hand to answer any questions, and there will be a presentation regarding the new Street Lighting module that Hereford have recently launched.

Tuesday, 14th November

10am-4pm

Herefordshire Council Offices

To book your free place please complete our booking form here.


August 2017: NEW PROJECT: Middle East

We are excited to announce that following our successful co-operation with other projects in the Gulf, AMX Solutions will work in partnership with Aurecon to deliver a project for The State of Qatar, through The Public Works Authority (referred to as Ashghal).

The project involves implementation of a Bridge Management System (BMS) that can respond to the growing operational and management needs of the State’s road transportation network. At the same time restructuring its operational processes to align with best international asset management practices.

The scope of works for the BMS system covers a broad range of business requirements, technical requirements, inspection training, system training and seamless integration with other systems already in use by the Authority such as Maximo and GIS.


June 2017:Pay & Display Parking Meters
at City of Cardiff Council

The City Operations Team at City of Cardiff Council recently adapted their AMX system to include inventory, fault monitoring and maintenance for all their Pay & Display meters across the City.

Matt Harrison of the Civil Enforcement Team says: "We are using it to record the pay and display meters across the city and to log any faults which occur, our staff who go out to repair any faults use the Mobile app on their tablet to record the fault details.

"AMX has improved our record-keeping for the pay and display meters and being able to keep the details up-to-date easily. It has also improved our record-keeping for the faults which occur, as previous records were on paper, it was tedious to find any queries which may arise. Now it is simple to look-up a variety of fields to resolve any queries quickly. We require this because if someone based their appeal against a parking fine because of a fault with a machine, we now have clear and easy to access records. This has also resolved illegible handwriting.

"The best thing about AMX is that it can all be recorded in one place and can run reports easily and it has been customised to what we require. We are looking at expanding and recording enforcement signage."


April 2017: Digital Evolution of BMS in Gulf

At the recent Austroads Conference in Melbourne, our MD Saeid contributed towards a paper written in conjunction with Civil Engineering consultants Aurecon. The paper was titled "Digital Evolution of BMS (Bridge Management System) in the Gulf". The content of the paper discusses the various developments in technology and how it can be applied to Bridge Maintenance and Planning in a fast growing region such as the United Arab Emirates. The joint effort is a direct result of Aurecon implementing Asset Management Expert as its main BMS across Dubai and other gulf transport authorities. You can read the paper here:


December 2016: Review of 2016

What a busy year we've had here at AMX. With our expansion into new sectors including Incidents, Flood and Street Lighting and our travel across the world we've certainly seen some sights. As well as the team working hard at HQ to help bring users up to date, customise functionality and develop options for different platforms - next year is set to see further growth with our existing and new users - we can't wait. We thought we'd share a few of this years highlights with you all. Wishing you a merry christmas and every success for 2017.


August 2016: Street Furniture inventory data collection with AMX Mobile

AMX for Android on tablets is now being used by City of Cardiff highways team to update their existing inventory of street furniture. They're starting with the area’s many Bus Stops.

Options available within the app are:

• to create/update a unique asset record

• add photographs

• pinpoint the GPS location which corresponds with the street gazetteer

• if applicable record the condition of the furniture – which could then relate back into the systems maintenance planning schedule.

By using the application on a mobile device the Cardiff team have increased their productivity and reduced paperwork and linking everything to the main database.

Mobile data collection

Photo capture with annotation

Location GPS

Complete asset record


June 2016: Newsletter

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May 2016: On-site Trainings

Saeid has been travelling around the country delivering on-site training for customers such as Herefordshire Council and Blackpool Council, helping them to get the most from their data and analyse input from the features of AMX that apply specifically to their internal processes. We have also run dedicated training sessions with teams to explore the Lifecycle Planning functionality.

If your team would benefit from having additional training from one of our experienced senior team, please contact us with a summary of your needs and we can put a session together at your offices.

April 2016: Welsh Growth

AMX Solutions, was a hive of activity in March, securing new contracts and further developing the collaborative approach to Asset Management seen across a number of our welsh customers. AMX is now being use for Flood Risk Asset Management by Vale of Glamorgan and Gwynedd Council and we’re proud to work with almost all of the Welsh Councils to support the preservation of their beautiful surroundings and help keep everything operational, especially in temperamental weather!

In addition, we are looking forward to developing a partnership with the Welsh Government who, after reviewing various proposals from their consultants Amey, appointed AMX as the asset management system for a number of road tunnels in North Wales.

Read more about our activities in Wales here:

Cardiff Case Study or Powys Case Study or NRW Case Study


February 2016: Exhibiting at Flood & Coast 2016

We're very excited to be attending our first Flood based event to talk to Local Authorities about Flood Risk Asset Management using Asset Management eXpert. With our capability devloped with Natural Resources Wales and already being used by Welsh Authorities our aim is to broaden awareness with other authorities. Visit us in Telford in February - visit www.floodandcoast.com to book your ticket.

Flood and Coast 2016


January 2016: New Year, New customers

We’re delighted to announce new clients who have acquired AMX to manage their flood risk assets. Denbighshire County Council and Pembrokeshire County Council are now using AMX following the successful first phase launch of the system with Natural Resources Wales in October.

If your department is looking for an asset management system that adapts to changing business needs, integrates with other business software and can import legacy data with an ability to budget for future plans, we offer a demo of how Asset Management eXpert can bring everything together for your organisation.


December 2015: AMX exhibiting at Bridges 2016

We've now confirmed our place at Bridges 2016 at Ricoh Arena in March next year. We're looking forward to showcasing AMX, catching up with clients and meeting new industry contacts.

Bridges 2016 logo


October 2015: Natural Resources Wales - go live with AMX

In July 2015, NRW replaced a legacy Asset Management system from the Environment Agency, with a new system, “Asset Management eXpert” (AMX) - read about why they chose AMX and how it's benefitted the organisation so far. Read more...


September 2015: Walsh Infrastructure implements AMX for Pennsylvania Bridges contract

PennDOT identified a need to replace and maintain 558 bridges across the state and initiated the Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project (RBR). They awarded the contract for design, construction and upkeep to Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners. Walsh Infrastructure Management (WIM) are the maintenance provider within the consortium and are responsible for all bridge inspections, bridge washing activities, maintenance and rehabilitation as part of this 25 year contract. After extensive research and comparison, and following a successful tender, WIM appointed Asset Management Expert (AMX) as the software provider for their ongoing Bridge Maintenance programme across all 558 bridges.

We’re excited to announce that in August 2015 the system went live with the first bridge being managed within AMX, and will continue to be implemented for all bridges, the last one being due for handover in December 2017. Two key features of the system for this project are 1) the Web Application which allows all the people involved in the project, and the client PennDOT, to log-in, view and update data; and 2) mobile application allowing data collection on site in remote/rural areas where internet connection may not be available.

Randy Morgan of WIM says “As an Asset Management firm, Walsh Infrastructure Management is responsible for multiple asset management contracts with a wide variety of asset owners. Owner-specific requirements have always forced compromises with “one size fits all” applications. The flexibility of AMX to use one common system while managing a wide range of asset types and presenting different data views and reports specifically tailored to each individual contract is a significant benefit. By configuring data entry forms and reports to simplify the work for our field personnel while matching the specific requirements of the contract enhances the quality of our results and improves our efficiency. Monthly reports that used to take days to compile and validate can now be completed and “owner ready” within a couple of hours.”

AMX MD Saeid Naelini says “We are looking forward to developing our relationship with the WIM team and implementing AMX across more states in the US. Its great to work with a large, reputable engineering contractor who brings a wealth of experience in this sector and provides us with a good opportunity to learn from the diverse challenges faced across the US and give us scope to consistently improve AMX functionality to deliver results across the globe.”


July 2015: AMX and Consultant Engineers

AMX are often approached to tender for large scale projects that are managed by Consultant Engineering companies such as Aurecon and Mott MacDonald. Take a look at our datasheet which explains more about why engineering firms such as these choose AMX for their Bridge Maintenance Management System (BMMS).

Read more...


April 2015: Future Highways 2015

We've now confirmed our place at Future Highways, being held at the Kia Oval in London on 11th June. We're looking forward to showcasing AMX and meeting new industry contacts.

Future highways logo


 

March 2015: AMX in Malyasia

After an initial online demo and successful technical meeting in Malaysia, we’re very excited to be working with Gamlite IT providing the integrated asset management system for The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge. This is a 24km dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia that connects Bandar Cassia in Seberang Perai on mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island.

AMX will be the central management system used for the preventative maintenance programme and as a decision support tool for the term of the project. Assets being managed include over 16.9km of marine viaducts and cable stayed bridge, 7km of land expressway, Mechanical & Electrical components such as street lighting and cables, landscape and building management.

This is the perfect project for AMX, demonstrating its expanding capabilities beyond individual structures to include the full scope of infrastructure projects and taking advantage of AMX mobile for increased efficiency.

Full details of the project will be available in a case study shortly. To request your copy when its available please email helen.lake@amxsolutions.co.uk.


Dates for the diary: AMX Training Courses and Events

 

Date

Venue

Event

Cost

Details

Wed 7 Oct

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Beginner AMX Training*

£395 + VAT

General navigation, scheduling & reporting.

Wed 4 Nov

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Intermediate AMX Training*

£395 + VAT

Print templates, customising forms, advanced reporting.

Thurs 19 Nov

Rochdale Borough Council

User Group

Free

Perfect opportunity for networking.

Wed 9 Dec

Bristol & Bath Science Park

Advanced AMX Training*

£395 +