A highly developed society naturally believes that it has elimi nated its risks. Insurances, traffic information, social systems, legislation, and finally all kinds of regulations weigh us down in a cor set of security of our own actions, which can hardly lead to negative consequences. Infrastructure and pipeline security is a valuable asset, on whose functioning we depend day by day. The COVID 19 crisis in particular has made it clear to us that digitization has become an economic necessity.
The number of construction activities in Germany has increased rapidly in recent years and there is no sign of this trend slowing down. The limited space available is increasingly leading to parallel laying of underground infrastructure and bundling of routes. If the price of risk provisioning only becomes apparent at the moment of damage, this is not only too late, but negligent in the case of the requirements of the energy turnaround and a digital “Smart City”.