London — Parsons Brinckerhoff was awarded a contract to provide asset information management services to support HS2, the UK’s high-speed rail program, through the next phases of scheme development.

Creating a comprehensive database of asset information is a critical element of delivering such a complex project and is vital for managing future maintenance programs. Parsons Brinckerhoff will combine its extensive knowledge of the project – for which it has already undertaken the railway systems design – with industry best practice to provide strategic advice for the development of asset information management requirements to be implemented during the construction and handover phases. Specialists from the company will combine systems integration and operational management expertise to define the asset information management processes, and to create an advanced, reliable system that will allow the client and project team easy access to a comprehensive database of information.

Darren Reed, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Director of Rail & Transit UK/Europe, commented: “This represents another important step in innovation and in designing an intelligent railway for the future. We are delighted to be working with HS2 on this exciting contract, building on our existing expertise, particularly in planning and developing a BIM-type system to be at the heart of HS2’s asset management.”