Former Maryland Transportation Authority Director Kevin Reigrut has joined the board of advisors of New York based startup Dynamic Infrastructure. The company is implementing the world’s first deep-learning solution which creates visual “medical records” for critical assets such as bridges and tunnels and their defects, allowing operators and owners to claim control over future risks and unexpected maintenance events. During his tenure in the top position at the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Reigrut lead the construction, management, operation and improvement of the state’s tolled transportation network.
Reigrut brings with him over 25 years of experience in public policy, legislative affairs, project and program management. During these years, he conducted detailed research and analysis, and supported integrated program management, planning, and budgeting. Reigrut also served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01). As part of this role, he planned, budgeted and executed Harris’ legislative, policy, communications, outreach and constituent service requirements; primary legislative responsibilities included foreign policy and relations, aviation, labor, homeland security and emergency management.
“Kevin Reigrut’s addition to the board is a vote of confidence in our company and its unique product,” said Saar Dickman, co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Infrastructure.
“I’m proud to join Dynamic Infrastructure’s board of advisors. Dynamic Infrastructure’s revolutionary AI based solution can lead to huge savings for Departments of Transportation and private infrastructure companies in maintenance costs, freeing up much-needed resources to repair and improve our aging infrastructure,” said Reigrut.
Dynamic Infrastructure is already conducting projects in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Israel with different transportation infrastructure stakeholders. The company’s clients operate a total of 30,000 assets, ranging from Departments of Transportation to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and private companies.
The Dynamic Infrastructure technology provides live, cloud-based, analysis of the bridge or tunnel and automatically alerts when changes are detected in maintenance and operation conditions – before defects evolve into large-scale failures. Dynamic Infrastructure’s service quickly creates “medical records” for every bridge, tunnel and elevated highway, based on existing images taken through periodic condition inspections, including images from smartphones, drones and laser scanning. The proprietary technology compares old and archived images to new ones, detecting maintenance and operation issues, defects and anomalies. Like MRI for humans, the “medical records” serve as the basis for the alerts on changes in meaningful maintenance conditions. The diagnostics can be easily accessed through a simple browser and can be instantly shared with peers and contractors to speed maintenance workflows and increase return on investment.
Dynamic Infrastructure, which operates from New York, Berlin and in Israel, was founded in 2018 by Saar Dickman and Amichay Cohen. Dickman and Cohen collaborated with a group of industry experts in the US and Europe who share the same vision – creating visual medical records for mega infrastructure elements, focusing on the challenging conditions of bridges and tunnels.