Risk Management and Life-Cycle Planning for Municipal Road Asset Management

Online /
Nov 14, 2024 /
Course Code: 1102-WEB24

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

  • Understand the history and basic principles of asset management
  • Understand risks and how to manage them
  • Identify key elements to improve asset resilience
  • Complete life-cycle planning
  • Identify asset management best practices

The need to preserve our municipal roadway pavement infrastructure is aparamount 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 accelerated deterioration of the asset condition, which then requires a more expensive treatment to return the asset to a serviceable condition. 

This webinar focuses on risk management, transportation asset resilience, disaster recovery and life-cycle planning. While most agencies have disaster/emergency management plans, not all have formal risk management plans. Risk management does not replace traditional asset management but rather complements it by documenting possible risks that may impact the short- or long-term performance of assets, assesses the probability of occurrence of the event happening and potential measures to reduce the impact of the risk.

While many agencies practice risk management for their transportation infrastructure on a daily basis, a formal risk management plan allows the agency to achieve their performance management objectives and communicate to stakeholders the risks that they cannot control. 

Course Outline

This course provides a practical approach to risk management, resilience and recovery and covers:

  • History and background of asset management
  • Risk management process
  • Risk identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk treatment
  • Resilience and recovery
  • Life-cycle planning

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 - 2:00 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

$115 + taxes

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

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