NEWSLETTER: January 2022

January 2022
TranSystems Advances Partnership with Transconomy

After successfully teaming up on a pilot project to deliver a pavement marking inventory, TranSystems has signed a Continuing Services Agreement (CSA) with iENGINEERING to continue to utilize Transconomy for asset inventory projects. This agreement reinforces TranSystems relationship with Transconomy and will allow both parties to seamlessly collaborate on future projects. In fact, TranSystems and Transconomy are currently working together to deliver traffic sign and guardrail inventories for three projects totaling around 500 lane miles of streets and highways to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Asset management is a recurring need for all transportation agencies and is a necessary consideration to optimize the performance and cost-effectiveness of infrastructure networks. Between the innovative technology solutions tailored to specific client needs and the wealth of experience within the transportation industry, Transconomy and TranSystems are well-positioned to continue to grow their relationship and collaborate on many more asset inventory projects in the future.

LTBP InfoBridge Fall 2021 Release

iENGINEERING has successfully delivered the fall 2021 release for the LTBP InfoBridgeTM web portal. In addition to annual data updates, new analytical tools enable engineers and researchers to analyze and monitor performance of bridges efficiently across the US. As part of this release, some of the major enhancements implemented included the addition of new climatic attributes using the NASA Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA-2) data repository and the addition of new analytical tools for calculating bridge asset valuation using replacement, existing, and remaining values of selected bridges. In addition to the data for National Bridge Inventory (NBI) and National Bridge Element (NBE), users can now also view, download, and analyze data collected on experimental bridges (off public road bridges). Other features and data filtering enhancements were also incorporated in this fall release for LTBP InfoBridge.

InfoBridge is developed by the LTBP Program, which is an FHWA long-term research effort to help the bridge community better understand bridge performance. The overall objectives of the LTBP Program are to monitor representative samples of bridges nationwide to collect, document, maintain, manage, and disseminate high-quality quantitative performance data over an extended time horizon.

iENGINEERING Awarded Zone Enterprise License for Islamabad Technopolis

In a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan, iENGINEERING was granted with a license to operate as a Zone Enterprise for the Islamabad Technopolis by the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA). The launch of STZs will help promote high-tech exports from Pakistan and facilitate technology transfer for global science and technology hubs.

As a Zone Enterprise, iENGINEERING plans to immediately expand its footprint in Pakistan by acquiring additional office space and hiring technical and skilled resources to service projects and products within the first year. This is expected to attract massive foreign direct investment (FDI) to Pakistan and allow iENGINEERING to extensively enhance Pakistan’s IT exports over the next five years.

Employee Profile: Zaheer Iqbal

Mr. Iqbal currently serves as a Quality Assurance (QA) Manager at iENGINEERING. He is currently responsible for collaborating with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and improve company quality standards, develop strategies to increase productivity, and continually train, motivate, and coach resources to ensure that quality standards are met. He joined the company as a Senior QA Engineer in 2018 and has steadily progressed in his career since. His expertise includes software automation, QA management, software testing consultancy, and system analysis and design. Additionally, he has hands-on experience in web application testing, mobile app testing, automated web testing, and the development of automation frameworks.

Mr. Iqbal holds a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from the University of Lahore. He has also obtained multiple professional certifications and trainings related to software testing, quality assurance, and scrum practices.