With over $1 billion worth of work planned over the next 5 years plus the possibility of permission being granted for the construction of a second runway, it is essential that Gatwick Airport has access to up-to-date, accurate information with regards to the critical infrastructure that keeps the airport operational. This class aims to describe the existing systems that were in place, along with the issues that have arisen as a result of having incorrect geospatial data on buried utilities. We will then describe how we realized the solution to this problem using AIMS Technology, which we will host in a cloud environment utilizing mobile tools in the field to view and update incorrect data. We will also describe how we could use the power of the crowd to perform mass updates on these data sets and the enhancements we have planned to support the airport operation, linking it to third-party systems such as Maximo and making it an integral part of our resilience planning.
Simon Richardson has worked at Gatwick Airport for over 24 years. He brings a wealth of knowledge gleaned from various roles related to design, engineering, masterplanning, and asset management. As the Gatwick Airport CAD lead, Simon is currently heavily involved in Gatwick's Building Information Modeling (BIM) transformation strategy. His emphasis is on the construction of a buried services geographic information system, using technology from Autodesk, Inc., to map the critical infrastructure that keeps the airport open with a road map to connect this system to the current maintenance management system. Simon is also integrating over 60 years' worth of legacy data with the large amount of BIM data being produced as a result of the airport's $1.8 billion investment in new and refurbished facilities. This has involved bringing the CAD/BIM skills of the existing team up to speed, along with recruiting the right staff to increase Gatwick's knowledge base.