Welcome at our Company

GEO.works™ formed in 2013 through a JV with Utility Mapping Services, Inc. and Berenice International Group, s.r.l.

GEO.works™ specializes in Right-of-Way Occupation Permitting and Management, Utility Planning and Management, As-Built Data Acquisition, Utility Data Management for project development including Utility Conflict Analytics, Utility Resolution Engineering, Utility Agreements, and Innovative Contracting for project delivery.

GEO.worksPermit is a web-based permitting system for efficient processing, authorizing and management of internal and external maintenance and construction projects. It is a Business Process Management system integrated with WebGIS and currently in use in many European Cities. To date this application has proven, among other benefits, to reduce traffic congestion and road cuts, decrease personal injuries and car accidents, and eliminate unnecessary street re-pavements. Moreover, it effectively puts a finger on all planned and ongoing changes within public right-of-way. This is an essential key toward acquiring and managing standardized construction as-built data and maintaining an accurate enterprise GIS asset management system, critical prerequisites for implementing 3-D design and digital project delivery methods.

GEOfeature™ is a secure, proprietary web based utility infrastructure management (UIM) application that facilitates identifying, coordinating, and resolving utility issues for project development and delivery. GEOfeature™ enables users to:

  • manage a complexity of utility infrastructure data in a structured, secure, readily accessible offsite (cloud) repository
  • manage soft and hard conflict information
  • engage stakeholders and document coordination efforts
  • evaluate alternatives for value engineering
  • integrate betterment, relocations, protective measures into mainline schedule
  • efficiently produce agreements

Through our innovative software development we help government agencies optimize work flows and leverage processes to reign in and bring order to the often chaotic and random nature of construction, maintenance, installations, and other occupation activities within public right-of-way.

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to improve your agency

Philip J. Meis, P.E.

Philip J. Meis, P.E.

GEO.works™ USA Principal

Philip J. Meis, P.E.
Phil co-founded Utility Mapping Services, Inc. in 2002 to execute SUE as a rigorous geophysical and engineering discipline. He’s the functional architect behind GEOdaisia, a web based utility infrastructure management app. Phil’s focus also includes 3D mapping and design, conflict analytics, resolution design, agreements, and digital project delivery. Phil’s current chair for an ASCE utility “as-built” standard. He joined GEOworks USA in 2013 through a JV involving GEOdaisia, LLC and StreetWorks. Phil holds an M.S. in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University.

Lapo Cozzutto

Lapo Cozzutto

GEO.works™ International Principal

Lapo Cozzutto is a degreed IT specialist and has worked with GIS and management systems since 1992. In 1998 under a UNESCO grant he developed the City of Venice’s first GIS City Maintenance System (INSULA) to manage canals and bridges. Subsequent projects include development with Innogistic Software (UK) to create the WebGIS “Cartology.NET”, a system currently in use by many government agencies within Italy and the UK. He is the Principal Scientist Responsible of CFR-WebgisLab (R&D of University of Ferrara) where he’s been involved with the implementation and ongoing development of StreetWorks for 12 Italian government entities. He joined GEOworks in 2013.

Richard Manser

Richard Manser

GEO.works™ Agency Integration and Implementation Technical Lead

Richard is a professional engineer with broad experience bringing diverse parties together in collaborative partnering to create win-win transportation solutions. Richard has 11+ years of success working with citizens and government officials at local, state, regional and national levels. He introduced GIS to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) in 1992 while developing modeling tools to comply with the Clean Air Act. From 2000 to 2017 Mr. Manser led and directed Utah’s nationally recognized Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), bringing people of diverse backgrounds (IT, engineers, managers, emergency responders, telecommunications and media) together to collaboratively manage traffic. The 2002 Winter Olympics benefited from ITS and Richard’s leadership role as UDOT’s Liaison to the Olympic Public Safety Command, coordinating operations during the games. He directed implementation of UDOT’s 3D Utilities as-built repository and is actively participating in national and international groups to promote utility as-built standards, use of 3D utility models in CADD and BIM/CIM.

Curt Fakler

Curt Fakler

GEO.works™ Client Liason and Product Representative

Curt Fakler is a registered professional engineer (MN, WI) who has worked for UMS since 2015. Mr. Fakler’s experience includes SUE project management and utility coordination in Minnesota and South Dakota. Mr. Fakler’s Minnesota Department of Transportation experience included developing and managing the Metro District’s Utility Coordination Unit, Construction, Design and liaison with cities and counties in the Metro District. Mr. Fakler is familiar with all types of utility systems and utility project issues. He has extensive knowledge of the national SUE standards “Standard Guideline for the Collection and Depiction of Existing Subsurface Utility Data (CI/ASCE 38-02)”. Mr. Fakler is focused on ensuring the quality and accuracy of the SUE project deliverables.

Don Haines

Don Haines

GEO.works™ Application Training and Data Systems Practices Technical Lead

Don he has worked with integrating emerging technology in all aspects of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) data acquisition and processing. He is the project development lead for GEOdaisia. Don is a member of the ASCE “Utility As-built Standard” Committee. Prior GEOworks he was with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for 24 years, where he served in the leadership cadre for hydrographic data acquisition and processing, and nautical chart production. His NOAA experience included: evolving the paper/analog processing method into a fully automated digital process; creating and setting national standards for hydrographic acquisition and processing; and developing a national data acquisition plan and tracking system for over $50M in annual funding. Don graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1987 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Ricardo Kligman

Ricardo Kligman

GEO.works™ Software Chief Technical Officer

Ricardo J. Kligman graduated from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Computer Science and Management Information Systems. He also has an MS in Project Management and Innovation from Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy. Ricardo is currently an associate and technical director of Berenice International Group s.r.l. His skills include Project Management, Team Development, Analysis, Process Optimization of MIS, Cartography, GIS, Technical development, and Innovation. Much of Ricardo’s experience has been gained from wide array of projects and as technical director and project manager in his own company. His project experience includes creation of a web GIS engine, and various Information Systems for road, transport and building management. He joined GEOworks in 2013.