NEWSLETTER: April 2021

April 2021
iENGINEERING Re-appraised for the Latest IT Service Management System Standard (ISO 20000-1:2018)

iENGINEERING has been recently re-appraised to the latest version of IT Service Management System  (ITMS) standard (ISO 20000-1:2018) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This was awarded after extensive evaluation and audits conducted at iENGINEERING premises by the TUV Austria. iENGINEERING had previously earned the ISO 20000-1:2011 certification in May 2017. This upgradation depicts the company’s commitment towards continuously improving its practices and procedures to achieve excellence in performance.

As a summary, ISO 20000-1:2018 is IT Service Management System (ITMS) standard. It specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain, and improve a service management system. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery, and improvement of services to fulfill agreed service requirements.

New RPPM Website Deployed by iENGINEERING

iENGINEERING has completed the design, development, and deployment of the new Research Program and Project Management for Transportation (RPPM) website. The website has been developed in WordPress Content Management System (CMS) and is integrated with powerful plugins for documents uploading and management, that allow users to search content inside each document uploaded on the website. Users will be able to apply multi-level filters that will assist them in the process of searching for the right information. The new website is also designed to be completely responsive, so that it provides the best user-experience with any screen-size and device-type.

The RPPM website allows the transportation research community to share information, as well as communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on shared issues. The previous RPPM website was developed in an old version of SharePoint and has been in use for many years

Transconomy Ecosystem Launched

The complete Transconomy ecosystem has finally been launched for public access. The ecosystem comprises of Collector, Hub, and Manager; the triad of apps that work together to deliver an end-to-end solution for the transportation asset inventory process. Transconomy Collector is a phone app for roadway image collection. Transconomy Hub provides cloud storage and AI-powered data processing capability. Transconomy Manager is a web-based platform for the management and visualization of the roadway assets. These three apps can be utilized together to create accurate roadway asset inventories meeting Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) specifications.

Transconomy Collector is now available on Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Transconomy Manager is also available online where users can manage their complete inventory compilation process. For more information visit Transconomy’s website, or send an email at

Communications & Signals Manual 2021 Released on AREMA Publications Portal

The 2021 release of the Communications & Signals Manual is now live on the AREMA Publications Portal. Users can browse through the website to view and download all the volumes and sections of the publication.

The Communications & Signals Manual is an annual publication from American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) that is released every January. It is a manual of recommended practice written by AREMA technical committees in the interest of establishing uniformity, promoting safety or efficiency and economy. This Manual makes recommendations representing current signal practices for new installations and for replacement on existing installations when general renewal or replacement is to be made.

Employee Profile: Akram Tayyab (Project Manager)

Mr. Tayyab has over 18 years of experience in software development and project management with expert level command on multiple development technologies and programming languages. He also has an in-depth understanding of database modelling and database designing for complex web applications. All these technical skills coupled with his MBA (Executive) makes him a perfect candidate for managing the end-to-end design, development, and delivery of software projects.

Mr. Tayyab has been a part of iENGINEERING since 2004 and has significant contributions in our major client projects for FHWA, AASHTO, and AASHTOWare. He is primarily responsible for designing high-level system architecture for web applications with complex data requirements. He also leads the cycle of project management, budgeting, scheduling, and implementation of proposed software solution. His notable projects include the FHWA InfoMaterials, AASHTOWare Store, AASHTOWare Manager Online, and NTPEP DataMine. Mr. Tayyab holds an MBA (Executive) in addition to a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for .NET Framework.