When AIMS companies set out in 2007 to build a turnkey operation providing municipal and industrial inspection and cleaning services, they had no idea just how much sewer data their hard work would create. Today, they operate out of 17 locations across the United States and provide a wide range of municipal wastewater services. Among their most popular offerings is manhole inspection, which has seen increased demand in recent years. As a result, project completion rates increased and datasets began to swell.
Artificial intelligence is only as good as the people who create it. This is true not only for the algorithm, but the inspection data that helps train it.
WinCan’s Sewermatics data services are making it easier for municipalities to overcome bottlenecks and workload spikes. Tools like data translation and visualization have long-term effects on inspection analysis and planning, and AI-supported defect coding keeps projects on pace and within budget. Backed by WinCan Web’s cloud infrastructure, Sewermatics can easily help inspection teams deliver results faster, directly to WinCan Web for access from anywhere in the world.
WinCan has continued its innovative approach to sewer inspection by releasing new products and services this year. From powerful AI defect coding to entirely cloud-based inspection workflows, 2021 has been a full year for the development team at WinCan, and we are looking forward to an even better year in 2022.
The WinCan Web Flex media bucket enables inspection teams to bring any photos and videos related to a project into one easily-accessible, cloud-based location. Often, inspection teams face the challenges of working on several job sites throughout the day, which means inspection footage needs to be organized and stored securely according to different work orders. The media bucket ensures that media is ready when it’s needed and easily attached to an inspection for review.
Web Flex brings more flexibility to the WinCan Web cloud solution, allowing users to create, edit and code inspection data from anywhere, anytime. With more freedom in their workflow, sewer teams can complete jobs more quickly and safely, benefiting from easier media uploading and an intuitive online defect coding experience.
WinCan Web Flex gives operators the freedom to code inspections anywhere, anytime, producing a fast, seamless workflow. In an increasingly-digital industry, this cloud-based solution allows you to create projects, add sections, log observations and customize reports from any internet-enabled device. Between Sewermatics' AI-powered coding and the cloud-based Web Flex, defect coding is more accessible and automated than ever before.
Updated offerings on WinCan’s cloud platform bring new functionality to inspection teams, with enhanced editing capabilities and on-the-go project creation.
WinCan Web Flex is the latest addition to WinCan’s suite of sewer solutions, bringing new features to the WinCan Web cloud platform. While the base version of WinCan Web was designed for project management and communication tasks, Web Flex takes the platform’s functionality to a new level with enhanced creation and editing features. With Web Flex, users have the ability to create projects, drop media directly into the web, and then immediately log observations from any internet-enabled device. Users can even score or rescore a project or print and send detailed reports. These changes open up new workflows for sewer inspection teams, allowing them to prioritize speed and efficiency.
In May 2021, WinCan introduced Sewermatics data services into its suite of wastewater infrastructure management technologies, enhancing the asset management ecosystem WinCan users have come to rely on. In this webinar, Sewermatics’ business development manager, Yaman Omar, and WinCan's general manager for the Americas, Mike Russin, showcase the full breadth of AI-powered data services and the industry pain points they aim to address.
Sewer inspection workflows vary from one municipality to the next. They are often built around the structure of the inspection team, but equipment, budget and the size of a sewer system all play an important role in determining what workflow makes the most sense for a given community. With so many different inspection, asset management and mapping solutions on the market today, there is no end to the possibilities. Take a look at the workflows below to get an idea of how WinCan workflows compare to more traditional, manual workflows.