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Dura Vermeer's Strategy to Power Smarter Infrastructure
By CIO Applications | Friday, January 25, 2019
Companies in almost every industry have grown at lightning speed, partly due to an aggressive strategy of mergers and acquisitions; the construction industry is no exception. Dura Vermeer is a pioneer in the construction field and continuously tries to improve and develop with new technological advantages. With around 1.2 billion sales and around 2,600 employees, Dura Vermeer is one of the largest construction companies in the Netherlands. They offer industry-leading, integrated, and sustainable solutions for a wide range of construction projects together with our partners. Apart from partnering with other construction companies, Dura Vermeer has decided to make a partnership with HAL24K, a data intelligence extension based in San Francisco, Amsterdam, and London that provides companies with operational and predictive intelligence.
HAL24K is now seeing the advent of a true smart infrastructure in which vehicles interact with each other and their environment. Cars today are more equipped with cameras and sensors that generate huge amounts of data. They can also combine real-time streaming information such as vehicle speeds, weather conditions, and accidents with predictive analytics to further optimize traffic management.
The collaboration of Dura Vermeer and HAL24K mainly aims to solve complex, infrastructural asset, and mobility issues. With this merger, Dura Vermeer will gain valuable data-driven insights into the state of assets, traffic flows and logistics, and also increase its own operational efficiency. HAL24 K provides towns, nations, and firms with operational and predictive intelligence, and its SaaS Dimension platform enables data-driven decision-making in real time with complex and multidimensional environments.
One of the first joint projects concentrates on optimizing road maintenance through the use of automated imaging. Inspectors spend less time on the road, as cameras can detect problems and road damage earlier, improve safety, and reduce costs. The construction company can also provide road users with better information on road work, thanks to data-driven traffic forecasts.
“By combining our knowledge of AI and advanced data science, built on our Dimension platform, with the deep expertise of Dura Vermeer, we can make a difference; creating an infrastructure that is digital, smart and sustainable,” says Jerome Mol, CEO of HAL24K.
Both the companies believe that data-driven decision-making models are the future of the decision-making process, and anticipate making it even better through this merger.