SOURCE: Envista Corporation

Envista Corporation

March 30, 2011 15:50 ET

City of Edmonton Renews Envista Subscription for Two Years

Canadian Municipality Cites Ease of Use and Strong Value Proposition

BEVERLY, MA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Envista Corporation, the world's leading provider of enterprise map-based coordination solutions for the public right-of-way (ROW), today announced that the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has renewed its subscription to Envista Enterprise ROW Coordination for an additional two years. One of the first large cities in Canada to adopt Envista, this thriving metropolis exceeding 750,000 residents has completed mapping for its entire roadway infrastructure and has coordinated with area utilities to include gas and underground fibre optic telecommunications lines in the online map.

In 1977, Edmonton started creating and maintaining cadastral maps of its infrastructure and, to date, has a complete database of roadways, all underground utilities, tax parcels, pavement markings, visual condition indexes, etc. Since adopting Envista in 2010, the City has imported its map data into Envista, enabling project managers to create dynamic maps of the entire City's on-street construction to track and coordinate these projects in real time.

Bob Wigeland, General Supervisor in Edmonton's Transportation Department, said, "Project coordination has traditionally meant meeting once a month with various utilities and sifting through spreadsheets. But a lot can change in a month, and it's virtually impossible to get a complete picture over that time period when pieces of information are contained in multiple spreadsheets. With Envista, everything is in one place, in color and visually represented on the online map so it's much easier to see where and when various activities are taking place. Because Envista automatically reveals conflicts in project schedules, our project managers can resolve them proactively to avoid delays and cost overruns. We have found Envista to be a very easy-to-use system."

Envista has become the standard for project coordination in Edmonton, and the City is now looking to expand its relationships with area utilities and other entities to engage them more integrally in using Envista for coordination and communication.

"We've barely scratched the surface with Envista," said Wigeland. "By renewing our subscription for another two years, we can build on our investment to not only save more time and money, but also enhance our relationship with citizens. For example, by helping different departments such as transportation and water to better coordinate their maintenance and upgrade plans, Envista enables them to prevent unnecessary and frustrating disruptions to our City's neighborhoods. We're all simply trying to spend less and accomplish more -- Envista is playing a key role in helping us meet that objective."

About Envista Corporation  
Envista allows all organizations with a vested interest in the public right-of-way to communicate and coordinate more efficiently and effectively. Through enterprise map-based solutions delivered via the web, Envista provides visibility and real-time insight into street projects and activities, enabling proactive management of utility projects, public works, permitting, incidents, traffic, and events to optimize street performance, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impact. Envista headquarters are located north of Boston in Beverly, Mass. For more information, call Envista at (978) 232-6300 or visit www.envista.com.

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