NEWSLETTER: April 2020

April 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, iENGINEERING has taken measures for ensuring safety of its employees and uninterrupted quality of service for its customers. iENGINEERING manages its servers and hosting on cloud infrastructure, providing secure access to designated staff. We use Microsoft Azure DevOps to manage and maintain application source codes as well as development and deployment workflows. Similarly, all documentation and file data are managed on Amazon S3 buckets and all databases are also managed on AWS. We use Microsoft Teams for communication and collaboration between the team members. Following detailed guidelines that we have developed for this situation, these arrangements have allowed our employees to work from home productively. For the few employees that need to be present at the office, iENGINEERING has prepared the workplace based on the instructions from the World Health Organization (WHO).

After two decades of providing dedicated IT services to our clients, we understand the importance of providing continuous service, and the impact of any interruptions to our clients’ businesses. Therefore, we are committed to maintain continuous operations and service during challenging times such as these. We will be continuously investigating the change in risk levels and potential impacts to our capabilities, and we will adjust our contingency plans accordingly. We will inform our clients of corresponding mitigation efforts to ensure continuous service.

In addition to employee safety and service continuity, iENGINEERING has been supporting our community by donating our labor to develop the AASHTO Knowledge Portal. This website is used by the AASHTO Board of Directors, enabling the nation’s transportation leaders to communicate their challenges and share best practices as they respond to the current COVID-19 crisis. Members can start new discussions, browse the existing discussions by category and comment on them, access relevant news, documents, events, and resources.

New Service Line: Highway Asset Inventory

iENGINEERING is pleased to announce a new service line for creating an inventory of transportation assets using roadway images. The transportation agencies can use the machine learning models packaged in the service to automatically identify traffic signs and other roadside assets. The software automatically identifies assets, removes duplicates, marks beginning and ending of line assets, and geotags their location. The software is available as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and can also be packaged in neural edge devices. The iENGINEERING trained technicians provide comprehensive data QC and validation to ensure a complete asset inventory is delivered to the client. For more information, please visit the Transconomy website.

iENGINEERING Awarded FHWA HIERD Services Contract

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently awarded the iENGINEERING Team with a five-year contract to provide Highway Infrastructure Engineering and Research Data (HIERD) Services. The scope of the project includes data quality control and validation, data management, data augmentation, and data visualization, among other services. The main objective of this project is to provide highly specialized highway engineering services to ensure the FHWA research data is accessible in a useful format for engineers and researchers. This way, the data can be used to improve the design, construction, rehabilitation, and management of highway infrastructure assets. The iENGINEERING Team includes a group of Subject Matter Experts (SME) from Wood E&I Solutions, Inc. (Wood), Fickett Structural Solutions, Inc. (Fickett), Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA), and other independent consultants.

Employee Profile: Abdul Raheem, Technology Manager

Abdul Raheem is one of our senior resources who has been serving iENGINEERING for over 16 years in different technical and managerial roles. He is highly experienced in the complete software development lifecycle management, currently managing several large- and small-scale projects at iENGINEERING. As a Technology Manager, He is responsible for ensuring successful delivery of high-quality technical solutions to our clients. Other than overarching management tasks, his duties include activities starting from proposal, conceiving the technical solution, building scale-able architectural designs, software development, and final deployments to the production environments.

He also oversees the process of review, selection, and implementation of the latest available technologies pertinent to the objectives of each project at iENGINEERING. He is facilitating technical knowledge transfer across various project teams to increase efficiency in implementing technologies that meet requirements of multiple projects. In addition to having a master’s degree in Computer Science, Mr. Raheem is a certified CMMI professional with “Advancing Organizational Capability: Applying CMMI®” and “Candidate Lead Appraiser” certifications from the CMMI institute.