Asset management

Cover of Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 14: Other Assets Asset Management
Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 14: Other Assets Asset Management
  • Publication no: AGAM14-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-53-7
  • Published: 10 July 2018
  • Edition: 3

Part 14 of the Guide to Asset Management addresses other assets, which are defined as assets which are integral to the performance of the road system, excluding major structures, road pavements and supporting subgrades/foundations. They include operating hardware and software for traffic management, driver information systems, vehicle monitoring systems and digital infrastructure. Road-related assets are commonly grouped into: intelligent transport systems (ITS); traffic facilities; lighting.

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.