Data Modeling and Analytics
Many organizations struggle with realizing competitive advantages that can be gained through innovative use of data, modeling, and analytics. Data is growing with the Internet of Things (IoT) and the related tools and processes continue to rapidly evolve. We help clients harness the power of data through data integration, data architecture, data modeling, data visualization, and machine learning.
We have experience developing complex risk models for project management, information technology, transportation, and natural hazards. We have experience with a wide variety of risk modeling techniques and frequently develop tools to help clients prioritize, identify, and rank hazards and risks; to assess risk model components and their contributions to risk; and assess alternatives for risk reduction while considering factors such as feasibility, suitability, and effectiveness. Our models are often integrated into decision-support systems to enable reuse.
Transportation and Environmental Modeling
Our environmental risk models use public data including land (e.g., parks) and water (e.g., lakes, rivers) resources to estimate potential consequences in various scenarios. We use VRiskRoute®, our proprietary route risk assessment modeling system on many of our projects. Developed with the leadership and advice of shippers and carriers, as well as input from academic institutions and governmental agencies, VRiskRoute® provides innovative analytical tools, functionality, and embedded risk data to effectively visualize and analyze risk, consequences and potential mitigation options related to the safety and security of hazardous materials shipments.
Hazmat Spill and Emergency Response Modeling
We have experience helping clients plan for hazardous material spills in transportation by defining impact areas and estimating potential consequences to humans, infrastructure, and the environment. For example, we help railroads develop oil spill response plans for railcars carrying petroleum oil in a single train in accordance with published DOT PHMSA rules. These plans require defining emergency response zones and identifying resources within those zones capable of a timely spill response.
Our company has decades of experience collaborating with clients and creating powerful visualizations that can help with interpreting data and analysis results. We help clients design data visualizations that are tailored to the audience’s exposure to technical information and the type of decision that it needs to support. If the audience is less technical, it sometimes warrants a more immersive visual presentation. We have experience developing static or dynamic visualizations and we often help clients create visualization dashboards as part of decision-support systems.