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Publications Routes/Road Road assets management

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road assets management. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Asset Management Developments in the United States

    The American Road and Transportation Builders Association estimates that there are over 4 million miles of roads in the United States (U.S.) with the majority (approximately 77%) maintained by local governments1. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) manage approximately 19% of the miles, comprised largely of high-volume facilities such as Interstates and other highways. The remaining 4% of the road system in the U.S. is managed by the federal government, which is responsible for roads in National [...]

  • Performance-Based Decision Making for Asset Management

    As asset management continues to mature and evolve, so too have the tools and techniques used by jurisdictions to prioritize maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of their assets; and allocate limited resources. Gone are the days of selecting projects based on a ‘worst first’ or age-based strategies. These are being replaced with engineering and financial tools/methods to produce optimized decisions based on sound data that can be defended against scrutiny from elected officials and [...]

  • Efficient Exchange of Data between Asset Management Systems and BIM Platform in Road Infrastructure Asset Management

    Many Asset Management Systems (AMS) have been in use for decades, their processes have been well-developed and they support the operational management and maintenance of road infrastructure. National Road Authorities (NRA) generate and collect asset information in various formats, and place and store it in considerable amounts in such systems. Building Information Modelling (BIM) has also become firmly established in the infrastructure sector in recent years. The process is designed to create, capture, [...]

  • Approaches for Data Exchange and Exploitation to Combine Asset Management Systems and BIM (AMSFree)

    Asset Management (AM) includes the systematic and coordinated planning, administration, and maintenance of assets, i.e., the tangible and intangible values of an organisation, with the aim of creating value. According to the ISO 55000 standard [1], AM stands for «coordinated activities of an organisation to realise value from assets”, in particular, to ensure the desired condition or reliability and availability of the assets at the minimum cost and risk. The digitisation of asset management [...]

  • Implications of a Network-Level Approach to Various Asset Management Processes

    It is often assumed that certain basic asset management concepts are fully established among the professionals and officials who work in this field. In fact, however, the dissemination of such concepts and their effective application depend on the maturity of the road management processes in each organisation, country or region. The alluded concepts include network-level and project-level management: while there is an undeniably clear understanding of the coverage of each level, the low levels of [...]