5.1 Australia and New Zealand
There have been numerous developments in recent years which were not addressed in the earlier editions of the Guide to Asset Management (GAM), including:
- changes to international standards, in particular the publication of the ISO 55000 suite in 2014 (ISO 2014)
- the introduction of technology improvements, including materials, new-generation survey vehicles and more sophisticated analysis tools
- recent research that has identified improved methods for maintaining the road asset
- the introduction of long-term institutional initiatives such as the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR) charging in Australia, including performance based standards for heavy vehicles.