VEMAX PPT Strategic
Performance Prediction Technology (PPT)

PPT consists of two distinct modules: Strategic and Tactical.

PPT Strategic Overview:

PPT Strategic is used to determine optimal network level annual maintenance and rehabilitation program and budget. Explicitly model the inherent uncertainty in the future performance of your large, complex and diverse infrastructure network by using the internationally recognized Markovian Transition probability methods to model the life cycle performance. Execute true optimization by using a state-of-the-art-practice linear programming algorithm.  PPT-Strategic is NOT a ranking, rating or prioritization method.  It is true optimization.  Support your recommendations with detailed analysis of discounted Whole of Life Cycle Costs.  Evaluate the trade-offs between initial construction costs incurred today versus maintenance and rehabilitation costs incurred in the future.

PPT Tactical Overview:

PPT Tactical is used to determine optimal project level life cycle treatment strategies for a given budget.  Determine the trade-offs between benefits and costs throughout the entire life cycle of the infrastructure asset. Compare the long-term effectiveness of maintenance, repairs, rehabilitation and reconstruction at any time during the life cycle quickly and easily.

PPT Strategic Features:

PPT Strategic enables the users to determine a network level optimal annual maintenance, rehabilitation program and budget.

Probabilistic:
Explicitly model the inherent uncertainty in the future performance of your large, complex and diverse infrastructure network by using the internationally recognized Markovian Transition probability methods to model the life cycle performance.

True Optimization:
Execute true optimization by using a state-of-the-art-practice linear programming algorithm.  PPT-Strategic is NOT a ranking, rating or prioritization method.  It is true optimization.

Model Budget-Level of Service Interaction:
Know, with confidence, the minimum investment required and the optimal expenditures on maintenance and rehabilitation to provide a specified level of service

Impact Analysis:
Determine the impact of changes in available budgets upon the future condition of the network and, therefore, the impact of these budget changes upon the future level of service provided.

Sensitivity Analysis:
Determine the sensitivity of the future condition of the network to changes in the annual budget, availability of alternative treatments and their effectiveness.

Multi-Year Analysis:
Develop optimal multi-year programs and budgets and evaluate the impacts of budget and/or resources constraints.

Whole of Life Cycle Costs:
Support your recommendations with detailed analysis of discounted Whole of Life Cycle Costs.  Evaluate the tradeoffs between initial construction costs incurred today versus maintenance and rehabilitation costs incurred in the future.

PPT Tactical Features:

PPT Tactical enables the users to determine the optimal project level life cycle treatment strategy for a given budget.

Benefit - Cost Trade-offs:
Determine the trade-offs between benefits and costs throughout the entire life cycle of the infrastructure asset.

Project Level Optimization:
Have the power of linear programming optimization techniques within a benefit/cost framework at the project level working for you.

Evaluation Preventive Maintenance:
Explicitly quantify the cost effectiveness of timely preventive maintenance.

Evaluate Interactions Between all Projects:
Determine the combination of location specific treatments for various projects within you infrastructure network that provides the overall maximum benefits for all projects combined.

Evaluate Alternative Treatments:
Compare the long-term effectiveness of maintenance, repairs, rehabilitation and reconstruction at any time during the life cycle quickly and easily.

Site Specific:
Provide an optimal site-specific program of major maintenance and rehabilitation treatments for each of your projects that you can demonstrate is the best value for the dollars available.

Rolling Capital Works Program:
Develop and annually update your long-term rolling capital works program quickly and easily.

Integrates With Data Viewer:
PPT integrates with Data Viewer therefore enables the user to access the powerful analysis, querying, and reporting features of Data Viewer.



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