Given the rise of more frequent spring and fall freeze-thaw cycles, the County wanted to further investigate how assets exposed to these conditions are currently being impacted. As part of this project, the County of Peterborough is geolocating issue locations and documenting the conditions of specific assets through a mobile application built on a Windows Smart Mobile device. Advantage Data Collection (third party provider) was utilized to compile data on all County signs. County staff were used to data capture all road based assets, such as culverts, bridges, road segments, and potholes. These are geo-located on a map using the County’s GIS system.
Situated in the County of Peterborough, this study describes a project to assess the impact of increased spring and fall freeze-thaw cycles on the county’s tangible capital assets. The County owns, operates, and maintains a wide-ranging inventory of tangible capital assets including 1,430 lane kilometres of paved roadway and 156 engineered structures. As part of this project, the County of Peterborough geolocated problem locations and documented the conditions of specific assets using a mobile application built on a Windows Smart Mobile device. Advantage Data Collection was carried out by county staff and utilized to compile data on all road-based assets. The results were geolocated on a map using the County’s GIS system. The project was led in 2018 by ICLEI Canada.