The Structures Asset Valuation and Investment Tool (SAVI) supports asset owners, operators and managers with the management of their structure stock. SAVI is a multi-functional, condition-based decision support tool. It can be used to: carry out valuation of structures stock, develop prioritised short-term programmes of work, and develop long-term asset management plans
SAVI was developed for the UK Bridges Board through DfT/UKRLG research funding to assist local authorities and asset operators across the United Kingdom manage their structure stock, ensuring there is an accessible and consistent national approach. SAVI has been developed as a next-generation publicly available decision support tool, building on the methodology from the previous publicly available Structures Asset Management Planning Toolkit. It introduces new features and controls for asset management planning and has been redesigned to include the recommendations from industry consultations in relation to improving its overall usability.
Using SAVI, users can develop long term asset management plans (up to 120 years), determine long-term intervention strategies, model variable budget scenarios against performance and whole life cost, develop tactical short term (5-year) programmes of work and carry out both gross and depreciated valuation of their structures stock. SAVI has been developed with the end-user firmly in mind. As a result, SAVI:
• Is capable of analysing over 5,000 structures and runs quickly
• Provides a range of outputs to support business case development, funding applications, short-term and long-term asset management plans, and value as part of Whole of Government Accounts.
• Is a single tool capable of performing multiple functions; previous DST’s were only able to perform single functions at a time.
• Has introduced more user controls, allowing great flexibility to influence the asset management planning (for example, allowing an asset manager to include their own bespoke priorities)
SAVI was launched at the Bridges 2020 Conference. An introductory article was published in Transportation Professional. For a background to SAVI please see news item here.
SAVI v1.04 was published on 26 May 2021 along with SAVI User Guidance v1.0. Three files are available for download:
SAVI v1.03.zip contains a blank SAVI file and an example with data
SAVI User Guide v1.00.pdf is the User Guide in interactive pdf format
SAMPT files 2020-03-10.zip contains guidance and other documents from the previous SAMPT tool
SAVI vl.04 includes indexation values for 2020/21valuation. Earlier versions of SAVI can be updated for 2020/21 by adding the indexation factors in the Ref 15 tab. The appropriate values are 1.2317 for Maintenance Rates (Column C) and 1.2197 for GRC Rates (Column D). SAVI vl.04 also includes some minor updates including some speed enhancements.
Unfortunately there is no formal helpdesk or support but if you find any issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to find a way forward!
Below is a video of the presentation given at the launch of SAVI at the Bridges 2020 conference held in Coventry.