Asset management

Cover of Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 11: Maintenance Techniques to Reduce Social and Environmental Impacts
Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 11: Maintenance Techniques to Reduce Social and Environmental Impacts
  • Publication no: AGAM11-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-50-6
  • Published: 10 July 2018
  • Edition: 3

Part 11 of the Guide to Asset Management addresses the current situation in Australia and New Zealand regarding sustainable maintenance techniques. There are significant environmental, social and economic benefits obtained by using alternative road materials in maintenance activities. The assessment of how various maintenance and preservation techniques impact sustainability is, however, an evolving area.

The third edition of the Austroads Guide to Asset Management has been produced to provide guidance to road agencies on the application of contemporary ‘whole of organisation’ asset management practice to road networks. The Guide consists of 15 Parts across three broad themes: management overview, asset management processes, and technical information.

Technical Information provides more specific guidance relating to specific asset types, including, pavements, bridges, and intelligent transport systems (ITS). The target audience is technical and applied users.

This edition of the Guide to Asset Management (GAM) is based on the overarching asset management principles of the International Standard ISO 55000 which has a strong customer and strategic focus. Additions to the GAM include the impact of autonomous vehicles on the road and digital infrastructure, measures to reduce the environmental impact of asset management and the recently-developed practice of reliability centred maintenance. The GAM also documents the outcomes of Austroads-funded research undertaken since 2009, including asset condition monitoring equipment, asset performance prediction models and practices that account for risk. The GAM comprises 15 Parts with some 62 case studies demonstrating how asset management is practiced.