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gNext Signs Teaming Agreement with Michael Baker International to Bring Digital Inspection to State Departments of Transportation Across the U.S.

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA (April 25, 2023) — gNext, one of the fastest emerging infrastructure inspection platforms globally, has signed a teaming agreement with Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning, and consulting services. This agreement will provide gNext’s digital inspection platform with 2D and 3D models, reporting, secure storage, collaboration, and more to Michael Baker International’s newly created data dashboards to better manage infrastructure assets owned by the state departments of transportation in the United States.

gNext’s custom-built, cloud-based inspection platform uses machine learning and photogrammetry to securely transform drone-collected field data into measurable and interactive digital 3D and 2D models. The models, reporting, and collaboration empower infrastructure asset management by offering state departments of transportation the ability to digitally analyze the integrity of assets safely, accurately, and collaboratively from a remote location.

The announcement of the teaming agreement between gNext and Michael Baker International follows a thorough and successful validation process to ensure the gNext platform provides the detailed analysis, visualization, and reporting capabilities required to meet the needs of Michael Baker International’s state department of transportation clients.

Michael Baker International will assist state DOTs in their inspection process by creating personalized analytics dashboards to manage each state’s infrastructure assets.

“gNext’s technology will allow the integration of an infrastructure-focused visual intelligence platform into Michael Baker’s dashboards to assist in making confident decisions. We’re thrilled to work with Michael Baker International to provide our digital inspection platform to assist state DOTs in achieving safer and more efficient inspections,” said Russ Ellis, gNext President.

“At Michael Baker International, we leverage leading-edge technologies to deliver highly sophisticated results for our clients. We look forward to partnering with gNext to utilize its digital inspection platform and help ensure our nation’s infrastructure assets are properly documented, maintained, and managed in the most complete way possible,” said John Zuleger, Technical Director of Infrastructure Technologies at Michael Baker International.

Founded in 2018, gNext’s mission is to provide an empowering tool to the infrastructure asset management industry that supports inspectors, engineers, surveyors, and anyone using drone technology to collect asset data in the field, in their efforts to efficiently convert inspection field data into operational intelligence.

About gNext:
gNext’s comprehensive inspection platform empowers infrastructure asset management and future-proofs the processes employed to keep our critical infrastructure safe and steadfast. Custom-built and cloud-based, gNext offers a secure platform that combines drone-collected data with artificial intelligence and 3D modeling that enables inspectors the ability to analyze the integrity of assets safely, accurately, and collaboratively from a remote location. Learn more at

About Michael Baker International
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering and consulting services spanning four distinct Verticals: Infrastructure, Design-Build Services, Federal Programs and Services and Consulting and Technology Solutions (CTS). The firm’s Practices encompass all facets of infrastructure, including design and civil engineering for diverse bridge, highway, water, rail and transit and aviation projects, as well as planning, architecture, environmental and construction and program management. For more than 80 years, the company has been a trusted partner to clients, providing comprehensive services and solutions, delivering expertise and quality, and embracing emerging technologies and the latest innovations — like intelligent transportation, engineered models and public safety software as a service (SaaS).

The firm’s more than 3,500 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to Making a Difference for clients and communities through a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement while Reimagining Michael Baker to become a full-service engineering and consulting firm over the next five years.

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