"InfraTech has the potential to revolutionise the sector and reduce the time and cost associated with infrastructure development," Macquarie Capital Executive Director Patrick Sieb says.
“InfraTech companies are making it easier to get project sponsors, contractors, environmental authorities, communities and local governments pulling in the same direction," Sieb says.
Building community trust in infrastructure development
While there is a large infrastructure need around the world, projects can be stalled, or even derailed, by concerns about noise, vibration, pollution and other disruptions to community wellbeing.
Martin Adams, Chief Executive Officer of EMS B&K, which is 50 per cent owned by Macquarie Capital, says innovative technology is creating large flows of accurate real-time data, delivering insights to help project owners and communities.
“By harnessing data generated by environmental sensors, we help our clients address community concerns, meet regulatory requirements and optimise their operations," Adams says.
“Importantly, the knowledge that this data is readily available in a variety of formats helps accelerate the planning and approval process, which is when many costly infrastructure project delays occur."
Collecting data from sensors, EMS B&K uses its own cloud-based system to collect, organise and analyse more than two billion data points per day.
The company delivers information in a variety of visual formats, tailored to the needs of specific stakeholder groups.