NEWSLETTER: April 2021

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

iENGINEERING has been re-appraised based on the latest version of the IT Service Management System (ITMS) standard (ISO 20000-1:2018) of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ISO 20000-1:2018 standard specifies requirements for service providers 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.

This upgraded standard was awarded after extensive evaluation and audits were conducted on iENGINEERING premises by the TÜV Austria Group. iENGINEERING had previously earned the ISO 20000-1:2011 certification in May 2017. This upgrade illustrates the company’s commitment towards continuously improving its practices and procedures to achieve excellence in performance.

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 document upload and management, which allows users to search for 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 appropriate information. The new website is also designed to be completely responsive, so that it provides the best user experience for 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 new RPPM website provides a significant upgrade over the previous website, which was developed in an old version of SharePoint and was in use for many years.

Transconomy Ecosystem Launched

The complete Transconomy ecosystem, iENGINEERING Corporation’s Transportation Asset Management solution for roadway infrastructure has been launched for public access. The Transconomy ecosystem is comprised of the Collector, Hub, Viewer, and Manager; a quad of apps that work together to deliver an end-to-end solution for the transportation asset inventory process. Transconomy Collector is a mobile phone app used for roadway image collection. Transconomy Hub provides cloud storage and AI-powered data processing capability for transportation asset extraction. Transconomy Viewer presents the processed roadway infrastructure data on color-coded thematic maps. Transconomy Manager is a web-based platform used for the management and visualization of extracted roadway assets. These four apps Transconomy Ecosystem for Transportation Asset Management under 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 asset inventory process. For more information, visit Transconomy’s website, or send an email to

Communications & Signals Manual 2021 Released on AREMA Publications Portal

The 2021 release of the Communications and 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 practices written by AREMA technical committees in the interest of establishing uniformity and promoting safety and efficiency. This manual also provides recommendations on current signal practices for new installations and for replacement on existing installations when general renewal or replacement is required.

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 design and modeling for complex web applications. 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 made significant contributions in major client projects for FHWA, AASHTO, and AASHTOWare. These notable projects include the FHWA InfoMaterials, AASHTOWare Store, AASHTOWare Manager Online, and NTPEP DataMine. 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 the proposed software solution. 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.