Mott MacDonald has launched Moata Land Management, a digital solution to enhance the management of surveys, stakeholder relationships and land access for infrastructure projects.
The platform is already in use on HS2, 'where the successful production and serving of high volumes of statutory notices has drastically accelerated programme completion and reduced risks to future stages of the project', Mott MacDonald said.
It aims to act 'as a single source of truth' helping clients improve land referencing, customer relationships, survey management and land access.
Data can be visualised through both geographic information system (GIS) or tabular views and it also provides control over land stakeholder management duties, where landowner records can be analysed and managed, with notices, drawings and visualisations generated in real-time.
Mott MacDonald said the system can achieve 'an 80% saving on overhead costs associated with land interest questionnaires, automated production including GIS plans, and improved site visit planning and prioritisation capabilities'.
It could also 'reduce by 30% the cost associated with land management, and increase accuracy of surveys by up to 50%, driving significant cost and programme efficiencies on projects'.
Brian Heller, head of Moata Land Management said: 'We are able to reduce repetitive work to speed up delivery, reducing the number of abortive surveys by up to 20%, with less project waste and better results. It also delivers a better customer experience by improving stakeholder relationships throughout a project’s lifecycle, which is increasingly important to clients such as Highways England and Anglian Water.
'Through clever data management we can improve data accuracy and reduce the time it takes to complete results from months to weeks, speeding up project delivery.'