Combining the unrivalled roadscape intelligence of industry pioneers Gaist and critical frontline knowledge of leading infrastructure consultancy Essency, this partnership delivers a unique new offer to roads maintenance professionals in Australasia. 

Bringing innovative, detailed road condition data in a useable format to those responsible for maintaining highways infrastructure, this fully integrated, technology-led approach introduces cost-effective solutions to the universal challenges facing established roads asset management practices.


Highly accurate & detailed data outputs across your whole network


360° high-definition carriageway imagery enabling you to walk your network from your desktop


Compatible with any pavement management system (PMS)


Vastly reduced survey costs compared with traditional survey methods


Used by a large percentage of UK Local Authorities and international partners in four continents

Digitally transforming the real world


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Together with our clients, we work to preserve, protect and extend the life of their assets.

Essency are internationally recognised asset management specialists operating predominantly in transport infrastructure for national, regional and local governments and supply chain partners.

Recognising the important role that infrastructure plays in creating and improving communities around the world, we provide our experience, skills and drive to ensure these assets are optimised for all.

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Who we are...

Leading providers of global roadscape intelligence in four continents, Gaist have transformed the landscape of highways infrastructure management.

Integrating extensive AI processing capabilities alongside rigorous manual inspection techniques, Gaist provide an unrivalled understanding of road condition and assets to their clients.

Their technology-led data intelligence solutions transform understanding of full highway networks for their clients, providing an unparalleled level of insight that enables safer, more effective and more efficient asset management.

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Gaist’s detailed roads intelligence is to be made accessible to the 77 council areas within the Local Government Association of Queensland (LCAQ), Australia’s second largest state, following the tie-up with Essency Consulting.

The move into the continent will also see Gaist undertake a trial for Main Roads Western Australia (WA), the body which is responsible for the delivery and management of a safe and efficient road network across WA.

States and transport agencies across the continent are increasingly embracing digitalised techniques and processes, including digital twins, to help them meet the challenges they face around the operation and maintenance of their highways infrastructure.

The challenges include the volume of network – Queensland has the longest state-controlled road network of any Australian state or territory, with 33,336km of roads – as well as the need for more sustainable approaches to infrastructure build and maintenance and the demands placed on ageing infrastructure by growing populations.

Main Roads Western Australia has acknowledged that advances in technology and new innovations are changing how it delivers it services and creating new expectations around service levels and journey experiences from its customers.

The new partnership will see Essency Consulting capturing roads data for processing and analysis by Gaist. The consultancy has in-depth experience of working with clients in the continent. It is currently undertaking a region-wide maturity assessment of the South Coast Region against ISO55001 Asset Management Standards for TMR Queensland.

Gaist, which launched in 2007, is now active in five continents. It exploits emerging technologies to provide an unrivalled level of detail and analysis about the condition of highways and roadscapes to inform infrastructure planning and to support funding cases.

The new offering will be promoted by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), the transport research organisation which supports road agencies, all levels of government, academia, and companies in the private sector with services including safe road design and independent advice on intelligent transport systems.

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