Integrating Climate Change Into Road Asset Management by Christopher Bennet, Theuns Henning, et al.
Excerpted from the document’s “Overview”
“Transportation Asset Management is a strategic and systematic process of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding physical assets effectively throughout their lifecycle. It focuses on business and engineering practices for resource allocation and utilization, with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives….
Climate change, in the realm of asset management, is being considered as a disruptive force within the otherwise stable asset management process. …”
Transformation Through Infrastructure by World Bank Group
Excerpted from the document’s “Foreword”
“Infrastructure can be a vector of change in addressing some of the most systemic development challenges of today’s world: social stability, rapid urbanization, climate change adaptation and mitigation and natural disasters. Without an infrastructure that supports green and inclusive growth, countries will not only find it harder to meet unmet basic needs, they will struggle to improve competitiveness. …”
Project Level Decision Making Versus Strategic Investment Analysis by Theunis F.P. Henning, Derek C Roux, and Gordon Hart
Excerpted from the document’s “Abstract”
Lately, there have been a number of projects in New Zealand that investigated the process of maintenance decision making on a project level. It will always be difficult to align a programme that is developed on the basis of reactive worst first drivers with a programme that is optimizing treatments over a full life cycle.
Prioritisation is necessary when the optimised work programme exceeds budget availability, but if the prioritisation process does not start from an optimised long term programme, there is a risk that the programme management may revert to a worst first strategy which is generally not efficient in whole of life cost terms. Also, prioritisation in the absence of an optimised long term programme gives no indication of the scale of any developing backlog.
NZTA Road Maintenance Task Force – Better Asset Management Planning and Delivery Report by Ross Waugh and Grant Holland
Project Scope and Executive Summary
This report provides a summary of research investigation and Technical Working Group consideration of the Road Maintenance Task Force: Better Asset Management, Planning and Delivery.
The Road Maintenance Task Force’s challenge is to consider the hypothesis:
“If … we (the sector) ensure that all road network management units are making sound road asset management decisions then the above action will lead to an improvement in efficiency, effectiveness and whole of life value for money in the delivery of road maintenance operations and renewals”
Answers to Challenging Infrastructure Management Questions by Water Research Foundation
How can a water utility achieve the support needed for an effective infrastructure program? This is the most challenging infrastructure question overall, voiced repeatedly in project workshops. Lack of adequate funding limits what gets assessed and what gets renewed. With the pipes and other assets growing older, maintenance and replacement needs are sure to go up, yet utility customers feel they already pay enough for the water and service they receive. Can they be persuaded to pay more or should industry service levels decrease?