Effective Use of ISO 55 000 Standard for Transportation Asset Management

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May 31, 2022 /
Course Code: 13-0509-ONL22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 1 day on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the overarching principles of asset management
  • Establish an appropriate asset management governance structure
  • Understand asset inventory and registry requirements
  • Set levels of service
  • Maintain an asset inventory and condition database
  • Monitor asset performance
  • Understand risks and how to manage them
  • Identify key elements to improve asset reslience
  • Complete life-cycle planning
  • Implement a continuous improvement strategy
  • Identify asset management best practices


The need to preserve our 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.

Road infrastructure managers are confronted with the following challenges:

  • Budget pressures from other infrastructure and social needs have resulted in a substantial infrastructure deficit.
  • The necessity to plan the treatments in such a way that the level of service remains acceptable throughout the entire life-cycle fo the asset.
  • Municipal and local governments typically have limited taxation powers and often lack in-house specialized technical expertise.
  • Necessary coordination of road construction activities with other asset management activiteis such as road system expansion, underground utilities, lighting, traffic management and safety improvements.

While facing these challenges, the technical issues often play a subordinate role for several reasons. The technical qualifications of the staff in road authorities and road construction contractors, as well as their professional skills, are often at a high level. In December 2017, the Ontario Government passes Ontario Regulation 588/17 Assert Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure which sets out asset management implementation and reporting requirements. While similar requirements are not currently required in other Canadian provinces, it is likely that they will soon be required. 

Course benefits

  • Understanding of basic pavement asset management systems, data collection, performance prediction and investment needs
  • It provides procedures on how to determine, document and justify funding needs for pavement preservation
  • It provides directions on how to prepare prioritized, needs-based budgets
  • Promotes the use of best practices and provides a benchmark for pavement preservation decision making
  • It will provide objective pavement preservation needs and long-term impact of budget decisions

Who Should Attend

Pavement network owners and administrators • Engineers and technicians involved in the management of transportation assets • Consultants involved in the evaluation of asset condition • Provincial, municipal and local agencies • Airport owners and maintenance staff

Unique features of the course

  • While the course materials are structured, there is ample opportunity to explore any aspects of transportation asset management of interest to the participants. The instructor effectively uses discussion, case studies and real-world examples to highlight key aspects and interests of the group. 


None. Suitable for all levels of interest both technical and non-technical.

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time

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Course outline

This course covers:

  • Introduction and overview of asset management
  • Principles of asset management
  • Transportation asset management philosophy
  • Organizational structure options and effectiveness
  • Implementation of a road asset management system
  • Inventory and condition
  • Performance monitoring
  • Risk management
  • Life-cycle planning
  • Continuous improvement
  • Leadership and policy


David Hein, P.Eng

David Hein, P.Eng. is a consulting Civil Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design, evaluation and management of transportation infrastructure.  He recently retired from Applied Research Associates, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario.  He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI), chair of the Workforce Development Council and chair of 5 engineering standards committees. 

He is a long term member of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Past-Chair of the pavements committee and member of the Workforce Development Council and past members of the Transportation Research Board pavement management, pavement maintenance and pavement preservation committees.  He has represented Canada on the World Road Association (WRA) pavements and asset management committees since 2002 and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee to the WRA.  He also recently stepped down after 10 years as Executive Director of the Falling Weight Deflectometer User Group. 

He has been involved in numerous national and international research, evaluation and asset management projects for Federal, State, Provincial and Municipal agencies and many of the public/private/ partnership highway construction projects across Canada and the United States.

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Fee & Credits

$525 + taxes

  • 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 7 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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