Implementation of a Road Asset Management System
After Participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Understand transportation asset inventory and registry requirements
- Set levels of service
- Develop an asset inventory and condition database
- Maintain an asset inventory and condition database
- Monitor current and predict future asset performance
- Identify municipal asset management best practices
The need to preserve our municipal roadway pavement infrastructure is paramount to insuring the viability of transportation of people and goods. This requires ever increasing investments because the road infrastructure is typically the most valuable asset owned by public agencies. The consequence of the lack of systematic maintenance and renewal is accelerated deterioration of the asset condition which then requires a more expensive treatment to return the asset to a serviceable condition.
While the majority of municipal agencies have systems to management infrastructure such as pavements, bridges, water and waster water, fleet vehicles, etc., the assets are typically management individually with each competing for available funding. Canada has been at the forefront of pavement management since the late 1970s and have led through the development of tools and guidance such as the Transportation Association of Canada pavement design and management guide. However, over the past 20 years the focus of many agencies around the world as been to adopt a wholistic approach where all assets are managed to achieve agency goals and objectives. This approach ensures that available funding is distributed where it can be most cost-effective.
This course provides a practical approach to the implementation of a municipal asset management and covers:
- History and background of asset management
- Critical steps to the successful implementation of a municipal transportation asset management system including
- Inventory data needs
- Condition assessment techniques and equipment
- Introduction to performance model development
- Establishing and managing levels of service
- Future needs assessment
- Effective communication for internal and external stakeholders
- Quality review and continuous improvement strategies
Who Should Attend?
- Planners, engineers and technical staff involved in the implementation of an asset management system
- Municipal agency personnel involved in the delivery of transportation infrastructure
- Municipal staff and consultants involved in the condition monitoring of municipal assets
- Municipal council members and managers responsible for municipal assets
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
- Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.
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