Gresham Smith Selected to Assist with Asset Management Program

May 27, 2021

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that the firm has been selected to provide support for the City of Franklin’s Asset Management Program, which uses data to evaluate the condition and performance of the City’s existing sewer collection system and prioritize infrastructure improvement projects. The firm’s experts will develop tools and procedures, including a custom Pairwise decision model, to improve data quality and minimize data gaps, with the ultimate goal of helping the City of Franklin maximize the value of its operations and maintenance dollars with regard to sewer system rehabilitation.

“Franklin’s buried infrastructure is imperative to supporting the City’s growth, and this new tool will support a strong asset management program, enabling efficient maintenance, repairs, replacements, and upgrades that are on time and on budget,” said Craig Parker, P.E., senior vice president at Gresham Smith. “Our team of experts is proud to be delivering guidance on this important program, which will ultimately serve the Franklin community for many years to come.”

The Gresham Smith project team will first examine the City’s existing asset data before determining the criteria existing infrastructure should be measured against when being evaluated for improvements. Using that information, the team will develop a pairwise decision model, which will allow the City to make data-driven decisions when pursuing infrastructure projects. Gresham Smith will also share best practices and provide training on asset data collection, storage, formatting and management, with the goal of improving data quality and reducing data gaps going forward.

This project is a continuation of Gresham Smith’s work in Franklin, which includes money-management expert Dave Ramsey’s corporate campus, West Main Street water main repairs and replacements, the McEwen Drive interchange, Twice Daily stores, Horn USA’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, the Williamson County soccer complex, and Nissan North America’s corporate headquarters.