National guide to sustainable municipal infrastructure

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ConferenceNO-DIG 2005: 26 April 2005, Orlando, Florida
Pages115; # of pages: 15
SubjectNorth American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), best practices, infraguide, national guide, infrastructure; Asset management
AbstractThe National Guide to Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure: Innovations and Best Practices (InfraGuide) is a project funded under the Infrastructure Canada Program and implemented by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the National Research Council (NRC). Its mission statement is clear ? to identify and disseminate best practices and encourage innovation to support sustainable municipal infrastructure decisions and actions in order to protect and enhance the quality of life of Canadians. Beyond best practices, it is also the focal point for the pan-Canadian network of practitioners, researchers and municipal governments focused on infrastructure operations and maintenance. The project contributes to the ongoing demands for knowledge on infrastructure renewal by Canada's municipalities. It provides a network and mechanism to share current best practices and innovations in infrastructure development so that infrastructure renewal can take advantage of the best available knowledge and technology. The InfraGuide represents the needs of municipalities across Canada. It has been developed through extensive consultations with a vast network of stakeholders that continue to be involved in the InfraGuide development. The InfraGuide is accessible; it is written in clear language and brings proven methodologies and technologies to the diversity of communities across Canada, including rural and remote communities. The paper presents an overview of the InfraGuide project, and some of its successes to date. Finally, it identifies specific Best Practices that address the issue of asset management and trenchless technologies.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48198
NPARC number20377261
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