Infrastructure is the foundation on which our communities live. It provides us with drinking water, handles our waste, creates spaces for us to enjoy, and allows us to effectively communicate with one another.
Infrastructure is the way our roads are built and how they connect with one another. It’s the buildings where we live and work that provide a basis for personal security, and public health, and it impacts the economic viability and competitiveness of our cities.
It’s important. Yet, in today’s world, infrastructure is often underfunded and overlooked until it breaks down and impacts a community.
Envision provides a consistent, consensus-based framework for assessing sustainability, resiliency, and equity in civil infrastructure.
Fundamentally, Envision is about supporting higher performance through better choices in infrastructure development.
The framework provides a flexible system of criteria and performance objectives to aid decision-makers and help project teams identify sustainable, resilient, and equitable approaches during the planning, design, and construction that will continue throughout the project’s operations, maintenance, and end-of-life phases.
Envision recognizes resource constraints and the diversity of mandates, schedules, budget cycles, and funding sources. Envision not only asks if are we doing the project right, but also whether are doing the right project.