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Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 13: Structures Asset Management
Part 13 of the Guide to Asset Management provides guidance on: (a) the establishment and maintenance of structures asset inventories and, (b) the monitoring of asset structure performance. It discusses the need for road agencies to measure asset…
Guide to Asset Management Technical Information Part 15: Technical Supplements
The technical supplements presented in Part 15 of the Guide to Asset Management cover the knowledge and condition assessment of pavements, structures and other assets.
Asset management Strategy for Road-related Assets (Safety Infrastructure)
The provision and maintenance of safety infrastructure such as safety barriers and safety fences enhances roadside safety and vehicle movement and reduces the risk of road crashes and their severity. This report provides guidance for the management…
Achieving Low Life Cycle Cost
  • ABC2017-122-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Bridges, tunnels and other road structures are presently designed to achieve their design life requirement of 100 years. This may not necessarily lead to a cost-effective outcome and all asset owners are seeking the lowest whole of life cycle cost…
Emergency Responses to the Accidentally Damaged Bridges
The Infrastructure Asset management is facing critical demand and challenges in encountering the concerning issues pertaining to the existing bridges due to un-foreseen accidents. The emergency issues arising due to possible vandalism, low height…
Beyond Data Collection: Bridge Inspections in the Digital Age
Collecting, processing, and administering data from bridge inspections underpins bridge lifecycle management. Although, the inspection process and identification of material defects is well defined and documented, little guidance is given on systems…
Operational and Inventory Management of Bridges
Theoretical assessments of a bridge network to AS5100.7 identify many bridges operating at margins smaller than those embodied in AS 5100.7. The cost of strengthening these bridges is unpalatable and the consequences of restricting access are…
Bridge Inspection Audit an Effective Tool for Asset management
Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales is responsible for managing over 5600 bridges and bridge size culverts, with a written down value of 12.5 billion and a replacement cost of 18.2 billion. Roads and Maritime bridge stock is the oldest and…
Network Importance of Melbourne's Metropolitan Bridges: Development of a Strategic Bridge Prioritisation Framework
VicRoads manages a network of some 1,700 bridges across metropolitan Melbourne. Many of these bridges are critical for the safe operation of the transport network which provides for the movement of passenger and freight vehicles and public transport…
Bridge Condition Inspections Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Trial Project
VicRoads manages a significant number of structures where access for inspection is difficult due to height, length and the obstacle being crossed; for example deep water. In order to gain access for close-up visual inspection of these structures,…