Baseform came to exist through the intertwining of computer science and water engineering R&D, and the rethinking from scratch of many existing processes. The innovative software platform began taking shape in 2010. It has since garnered large numbers of users in all continents and been applied by dozens of utilities in Europe, USA, South America & Australia.

Publications

A list of selected publications by team members or published in the scope of the projects that Baseform has been a part of, addressing methods implemented by the software or documenting its application.

For the full text (author's copy) of an article not available online, please get in touch: contact@baseform.com. All articles are in English except otherwise noted. 

Articles in scientific journals

Santos, P., Amado, C., Coelho, S.T., Leitão, J.P. et al (2017) Stochastic data mining tools for pipe blockage failure prediction. Urban Water Journal, Vol. 14, 2017 - Issue 4. [abstract]

Cardoso, M.A. et al (2016) Innovation results of IAM planning in urban water services. Water Science and Technology, 74.7, 2016. [abstract]

Leitão, J.P., Coelho, S.T., Alegre, H. et al. (2016) Moving urban water infrastructure asset management from science into practice. Urban Water J. 2016, 13, 133-141.[abstract]

Morley, M., Vitorino, D., Behzadian, K., Ugarelli, R., Kapelan, Z., Coelho, S.T., Almeida, M. (2016) Decision Support System for the Long-Term City Metabolism Problem. Water Science and Technology : Water Supply. vol. 16 (2), 2016.[abstract]

Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T., Feliciano, J., Matos, R. (2015) Boosting innovation in the water sector – the role and lessons learned from collaborative projects. Water Science and Technology, 79.2, 2015.[abstract]

Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T., Martins, A., Mamade, A. (2014) A new approach to improve water loss control using smart metering data. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 14 (4) 618-625; DOI: 10.2166/ws.2014.016.[abstract]

Vitorino D., Coelho S.T., Sheets S., Jurkovac B., Santos P., Amado C. (2014). A Random Forest algorithm applied to condition based wastewater deterioration modeling and forecasting. Procedia Engineering (Science Direct), Vol 89, 2014, p.401-410, Elsevier. [full text] [presentation slides]

Alegre H., Vitorino D., Coelho S.T. (2014). Infrastructure Value Index: a powerful modelling tool for combined long-term planning of linear and vertical assets. Procedia Engineering (Science Direct), Vol 89, 2014, p.1428–1436, Elsevier.  [full text] [presentation slides]

Vitorino D., Loureiro D., Alegre H., Coelho S.T., Mamade A. (2014). In defense of the demand profile: a software approach. Procedia Engineering (Science Direct), Vol 89, 2014, p.982–989, Elsevier.  [full text] [presentation slides]

Leitao, J.P.; Coelho, S.T.; Alegre, H.; Cardoso, M.A.; S. Silva, M.; Ramalho, P., Ribeiro, R.; Poças, A.; Almeida, M.C.; Covas, D.; Carriço, N., Vitorino, D.; (2014).  Moving urban water Infrastructure Asset Management from science into practice. Urban Water Journal, Taylor and Francis Publishing, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.939092.  [abstract]

Monteiro, L., Figueiredo, D., Dias, S., Freitas, R., Covas, D., Menaia, J., Coelho, S.T. (2014). Modeling of Chlorine Decay in Drinking Water Supply Systems Using EPANET MSX. Procedia Engineering (Science Direct), Vol 70, 2014, p.1192–1200, Elsevier.  [full text

Alegre, H.; Coelho, S.T.; Covas, D.; Almeida, M.C.; Cardoso, M.A. (2013).  A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, IWA Publishing.  [full text]

Martins, A., Leitão, J.P. and Amado, C. (2013). A comparative study of three stochastic models for prediction of pipe failures in water supply systems. J. Infrastructure Systems, 19(4), 442–450. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000154  [abstract]

Alegre, H.; Coelho, S.T.; Almeida, M.C.; Cardoso, M.A.; Covas, D.I.C. (2012). An integrated approach for infrastructure asset management of urban water systems. Water Asset Management International 8.2 (2012) 10-14.  [abstract]

Cardoso, M.A., Santos Silva, M., Coelho, S.T., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D. (2012). Urban water infrastructure asset management - structured approach in four Portuguese water utilities. Water Science and Technology 66(12), 0273-1223.  [abstract]

Carriço, N., Covas, D., Almeida, M.C., Leitão, J.P. and Alegre, H. (2012). Prioritization of rehabilitation interventions for urban water assets using multiple criteria decision-aid. Water Science and Technology, 66.5 (2012), IWA Publishing (p. 1007-1014).  [abstract]

Alegre, H., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D., Cardoso, M.A., Coelho, S.T. (2010). Urban water infrastructure asset management. A structured methodology. Águas & Resíduos, série III, 14, Sep./Dec., 40-52 (in Portuguese)  [abstract]

Alegre, H. (2009). Is strategic asset management applicable to small and medium utilities? Water Science and Technology, 62(9), 2051-2058.  [abstract]

Conference papers and posters

Coelho, S.T., Vitorino, D.Azeitona, M., Rostum, J. (2017). Crowdsourcing infrastructure asset management data and analysis results. In 7th LESAM, 20-22 Jun., Trondheim, Norway. [full text

Azeitona, M., Coelho, S.T., Vitorino, D. (2016). Automatic, dynamic parametrization of consumption patterns in water supply. In 17.º ENASB, 14-16 sep 2016, 21‑26 Sep., Guimarães, Portugal. [full text]

Nunes, P., Gonçalves, T., Almeida, J., Beleza, J., Coelho, S.T., (2015). Network monitoring as an aid to operational management optimization. In ENEG 2015, 1-3 Dec 2015, Porto, Portugal.  [abstract] [poster]

Vitorino, D., Coelho, S.T., Brito, R., Santos, P., Amado, C. (2015). Data mining of inspection results for predicting sewer and water mains deterioration. In ENEG 2015, 1-3 Dec 2015, Porto, Portugal.  [abstract] [poster]

Vitorino, D., Coelho, S.T. (2014). Collaborative Software As A Driver For Vertical Integration Of Objectives, Processes And People. In IWA World Water Congress 2014, 21‑26 Sep., Lisbon, Portugal.  [abstract] [poster]

Coelho, S.T., Alegre, H., Leitão, J.P., Cardoso, M.A., Silva, M.S., Ramalho, P., Ribeiro, R., Covas, D., Vitorino, D., Almeida, M.C., Carriço, N. (2014). iGPI: national-scale cooperative R&D rollout to the industry of IAM planning methods and tools. In IWA World Water Congress 2014, 21-26 Sep., Lisbon, Portugal.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Pinto, F.C., Costa, A.M.L., Poças, A., Cardoso, M.A. (2014). The importance of multidisciplinarity in infrastructure asset management implementation. In IWA World Water Congress 2014, 21-26 Sep., Lisbon, Portugal.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Cardoso, M.A., Coelho, S.T., Alegre, H., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D., Vitorino, D., Feliciano, J.M., Almeida, R. (2014). Gestão patrimonial de infraestruturas: da investigação a uma prática estruturante dos serviços urbanos de água. In 12º Congresso da Água, 16º ENASB, 16º SILUBESA, 5‑7 Mar., APRH, APESB, ABES, Lisbon, Portugal (in Portuguese).

Poças, A., Santos Silva, M., Monteiro, L., Menaia, J., T. Coelho, S., (2014). A qualidade da água nos sistemas de distribuição num contexto de gestão patrimonial de infraestruturas – GPI. In 12º Congresso da Água, 16º ENASB, 16º SILUBESA 2014, APRH, APESB, ABES, 5-7 Mar., Lisbon, Portugal (in Portuguese).

Coelho, S.T., Vitorino, D., Alegre H. (2013). AWARE-P: a system-based software for urban water IAM planning. LESAM 2013 – Leading Edge on Strategic Asset Management, International Water Association, IWA&AWA, SAM SG, Sydney, Australia, 10-12 Sep 2013 (10 pp.).  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Leitão, J. P., Coelho, S.T., Alegre H., Cardoso, M.A., Santos Silva, M., Ramalho, P., Ribeiro, R., Covas, D., Vitorino, D., Almeida, M.C., Carriço N. (2013).  The iGPI collaborative project: moving IAM from science to industry. LESAM 2013 – Leading Edge on Strategic Asset Management, International Water Association, IWA&AWA, SAM SG, Sydney, Australia, 10-12 Sep 2013 (10 pp.).  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Santos Silva, M., Coelho, S.T., Moreira, M. (2012). Efficient information management in urban water utilities. In 15º Encontro Nacional de Saneamento Básico, 10-12 Oct., Évora, Portugal (in Portuguese)

Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T., Covas, D., Almeida, M.C., Cardoso, M.A. (2012). A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management of urban water infrastructure. In IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, Coreia, 16-21 Set.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Carriço, N. J. G., Covas, D. I. C., Almeida, M. C., Alegre, H. (2012). Selection of the best rehabilitation solution using multicriteria decision analysis. In IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, 16-21 Sep., Busan, Korea.  [abstract]

Coelho, S.T., Vitorino, D., Alegre, H. (2012). A system-centric approach to infrastructure asset management planning. In World Env. & Water Resources Congress, ASCE, 20-24 May, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Almeida, M.C., Leitão, J.P., Santos Silva, M. (2011). Evaluation of sewer pipes structural condition: visual inspection with CCTV. In ENEG 2011, 22-24 Nov., Santarém, Portugal (in Portuguese).

Alegre, H., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D.I.C., Cardoso, M.A., Coelho, S.T. (2011). An integrated approach to infrastructure asset management of urban water systems. In 4th LESAM, 27-30 Sep., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Cardoso, M.A., Santos Silva, M., Coelho, S.T., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D. (2011). Urban water infrastructure asset management – a structured approach in four Portuguese water utilities. In 4th LESAM, 27-30 Sep., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Carriço, N., Covas, D., Almeida, M. C., Leitão, J. P., Alegre, H. (2011). Prioritization of rehabilitation interventions for urban water assets using multiple criteria decision-aid. In 4th LESAM, 27-30 Sep., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Coelho, S.T. and Vitorino, D. (2011). AWARE-P: a collaborative, system-based IAM planning software. In 4th LESAM, 27-30 Sep., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Marques, M.J., Saramago, A.P., Silva, M.H., Paiva, C., Coelho, S., Pina, A., Oliveira, S.C., Teixeira, J.P., Camacho, P.C., Leitão, J.P., Coelho, S.T. (2011). Rehabilitation in Oeiras & Amadora: a practical approach. In 4th LESAM, 27-30 Sep., Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany.  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Carriço, N., Covas, D., Almeida, M. C., Leitão, J. P., Alegre, H. (2011). Rehabilitation interventions in urban water supply assets using the multicriteria decision tool ELECTRE III. In 11th CCWI, 5-7 Sep., Exeter, United Kingdom.

Alegre, H., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D., Cardoso, M.A., Coelho, S.T. (2010). Urban water infrastructural asset management – a structured methodology. In 14º Encontro Nacional de Saneamento Básico, 26-29 Oct., Porto, Portugal (in Portuguese).

Santos Silva, M., Cardoso, M.A., Alegre, H. (2010). Avaliação do Desempenho na Gestão Patrimonial de Infra-Estruturas de Abastecimento Água e Águas Residuais e Pluviais (Performance assessment for water and wastewater infrastructures asset management). In 14º Encontro Nacional de Saneamento Básico, 26-29 Oct., Porto, Portugal (in Portuguese).

Alegre, H. (2009). Current drivers, challenges and trends in infrastructure asset management. In Seminar on Asset Management Program, Japan Sewage Works Association, 28 Jul., Tokyo, Japan .  [abstract] [presentation slides]

Alegre, H. (2009). Is strategic asset management applicable to small and medium utilities? In Asset Management of Small and Medium Wastewater Utilities (ed. V.A. Tsihrintsis, K.P. Tsagarakis) International Water Association, June 3-4, Alexandroupolis, Greece.

Duarte, P., Covas, D., Alegre, H. (2009). PI for assessing effectiveness of energy management processes in water supply systems. In PI09 Benchmarking water services - the way forward, International Water Association, 12-13 Mar., Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Books and book chapters

Alegre, H.; Coelho, S.T. (2014). Infrastructure Asset Management of Urban Water Systems,  Ch.3 in Water Supply System Analysis - Selected Topics, Avi Ostfeld (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0889-4, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/52377.(p.49-73) [full text].

Almeida, M.C. and Cardoso, M.A. (2010). Infrastructure asset management of wastewater and stormwater services. ERSAR, LNEC, Series “ERSAR Technical Guides, Vol. 17, Lisbon, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-8360-05-2 (348 p., in Portuguese) [full text available online]

Alegre, H. and Covas, D. (2010). Infrastructure asset management of water transmission and distribution systems. ERSAR, LNEC & IST, Series “ERSAR Technical Guides, Vol. 16, Lisbon, Portugal. ISBN 978-989-8360-04-5 (505 p., in Portuguese) [full text available online]

Alegre, H. and Almeida, M.C. (eds.) (2009). Strategic Asset Management of water and wastewater infrastructures, IWA Publishing, ISBN 97843391869 (536 p.)

PhD and Masters dissertations

Carvalho, P. (2015). Data mining techniques to predict sewer condition. MSc Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical Univ. Lisbon, Portugal. [abstract] [full text]

Santos, P. (2013). Decision support tools for urban drainage system management. MSc Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical Univ. Lisbon, Portugal. [abstract] [full text]

Martins, A. (2011). Stochastic models for prediction of pipe failures in water supply systems. MSc Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical Univ. Lisbon, Portugal. [abstract] [full text]

Holte, K. (2010). Use and collection of data in Gemini VA in asset management. MSc thesis, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. [full text]

Alegre, H. (2008). Water infrastructure asset management. Research Program, Series «Theses and Research Programmes», LNEC, Lisbon, Portugal, ISBN 9789724921341 (385 p.) (in Portuguese).

 
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