Northern Kentucky Commission to Use Envista Software

Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) is deploying Envista Corporation's map-driven application to manage hundreds of roadway and utility construction and maintenance projects, according to a release from the company.

NKAPC will serve as the central coordinator for use of the new technology by Kenton and Campbell Fiscal Courts, Northern Kentucky Water District, and Sanitation District No. 1.

The Software as a Service will enable coordination among participating jurisdictions, allowing them to view project schedules, resolve conflicts, and optimize the timing of their projects. The Envista program will display hundreds of paving, water, and sanitation projects in the two counties, which could grow to include more than 30 cities. This new coordinated approach is expected to optimize the construction planning process, reduce street cuts, and lessen the impact on neighborhoods and commuters during the paving and construction season.

Dennis Gordon, FAICP, executive director of NKAPC, states, "Accommodating so many projects in public rights of way requires a partnership and a tool to facilitate its goals. We are already partners with the two fiscal courts and two utilities in LinkGIS, our Geographic Information System (GIS) that will provide coordinate data to geolocate projects within Envista. The solution will facilitate tracking projects, updating work schedules, analyzing conflicts, and resolving issues.

NKAPC provides tactical and strategic planning solutions to sustain economic vitality in the Northern Kentucky region. The organization takes an active role in building coalitions to optimize "smart growth." NKAPC also assists in the implementation of a 20-year growth and development plan for Kenton County, one of eight counties in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The NKAPC staff includes certified urban/regional planners, professional engineers/land surveyors, certified building officials, zoning administrators, GIS/IT (geographic information systems/information technology) professionals and others.