Asset management

Cover of Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 13: Structures Asset Management
Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 13: Structures Asset Management
  • Publication no: AGAM13-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925854-89-3
  • Published: 10 January 2020
  • Edition: 3.1

Part 13 of the Guide to Asset Management provides guidance on:

  • the establishment and maintenance of structures asset inventories and,
  • the monitoring of asset structure performance.

It discusses the need for road agencies to measure asset structure performance against objectives. It is therefore primarily concerned with condition data collection and performance modelling at a network level. The target audience includes all those involved with the management of road structures assets, industry, and students seeking to learn more about the fundamental concepts, principles, issues and procedures associated with the management of these assets.

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.

Edition 3.1 corrects a cross reference to sufficiency indicators in Section 3.1.