INNOVATION IN UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
Aero Asahi Corporation
Survey of trees Adjacent to Power transmission Lines
to preserve forests, Japan does its best to install power transmission lines
without cutting down nearby trees. As the trees grow, however, the risk increases
that the trees will touch the power transmission lines or damage the lines as a
result of adverse conditions. This project measured the distance between the
power transmission lines and the treetops so the data could be tracked.
Data required in this project were the position of the power cable at the
lowest side (the lowest line), the positions of the treetops (tree lengths)
within the designated area, and the positions of the power transmission
lines. The data was efficiently extracted using a laser measuring device and
analyzed by MicroStation, enabling accurate measurements.
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BAM Infratechniek Zuid bv
Fiber to the Home Network, Valkenswaard
the town of valkenswaard in the netherlands consists of about 14,000 homes
with 30,000 inhabitants. When the general population received an offer
to subscribe to a fiber-to-the-home connection offering CATV, telephone,
and fast Internet, about 7,000 requested a subscription. The use of Bentley
solutions enabled BAM to complete the design on time and within budget.
Bentley developed a tool for automatically placing Bentley Fiber addresses and
enclosures into the engineering file with the use of a map address coordinate.
This saves a lot of work in making a design file and is the base for the
administration of homes connected via fibers to ports in the central equipment
cabinets. Bentley also integrated the system with BAM’s CRM system.