Implementation of a Road Asset Management System

Online /
Nov 15, 2024 /
Course Code: 1103-WEB24

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  • Overview
  • Instructor


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 ensuring the viability of the transportation of people and goods. This requires ever-increasing investments because road infrastructure is typically the most valuable asset owned by public agencies. The consequence of the lack of systematic maintenance and renewal is an accelerated deterioration of the asset condition, which requires more expensive treatment to return the asset to a serviceable condition. 

While most municipal agencies have systems to manage infrastructure such as pavements, bridges, water and wastewater, fleet vehicles, etc., the assets are typically managed individually, each competing for available funding. Canada has been at the forefront of pavement management since the late 1970s. It has 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, many agencies worldwide have focused on adopting a holistic 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. 

Course Outline

This webinar provides a practical approach to the implementation of municipal asset management and covers the following:

  • 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
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time

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System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


David Hein, P.Eng

David is a consulting Civil Engineer with over 38 years of experience in designing, evaluating and managing transportation infrastructure. He is the past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers Transportation and Development Institute (ASCE T&DI), chair of the Workforce Development and Codes and Standards Councils 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 Soils and Materials and Asset Management Committees.

He is also a member of the Workforce Development Council and Chair of the Professional Development Committee. He is also a past member 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 Chair of the Canadian National Committee to the WRA. He 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

$75 + taxes

  • 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 1 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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