Large public infrastructure projects increasingly comprise design, construction and maintenance. Dutch construction company Heijmans called upon MaxGrip to adapt to this new long-term perspective in road contracting. The company needed to gain the ability to predict road conditions, anticipate damage development, and substantiate postponements of preventive replacements.
Heijmans is active in property development, housing, utilities and infrastructure. Well known in the Netherlands as a roads contractor, the company’s Infrastructure division also builds bridges, flyovers and tunnels. Heijmans’ road and asphalt expertise is deployed in major construction and maintenance works on the Dutch highway network.
Heijmans manager Marcel Morsing: ‘MaxGrip has helped us with predictive maintenance analytics. This project has yielded expected and unexpected results. We will be sharing them within Asphalt-Impulse. This national program brings major road contractors and clients, including Rijkswaterstaat – the Dutch Department of Public Works – together in a knowledge-sharing effort to extend the lifespan of roads and lower maintenance costs.’