Innovations in infrastructure asset management: the need for business process re-engineering

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ConferenceInnovations in Urban Infrastructure Seminar of the APWA International Public Works Congress: 15 September 1997, Minneapolis, MN., U.S.A.
Pages3451; # of pages: 18
SubjectAsset management
AbstractThe paper describes the immediate need for business process re-engineering related to infrastructure asset management. The paper uses the "Municipal Infrastructure Investment Planning" (MIIP) project to describe potential opportunities to improve the efficiency of maintaining constructed assets. The MIIP is a research project employing the following enabling technologies: maintenance management, life cycle economies, service life prediction, user requirement modeling, risk analysis and product modeling. The project focuses on a proactive approach to maintenance, repair and renewal of municipal infrastructure assets. In each of these enabling technologies, there are opportunities for business process re-engineering. The authors discuss other technologies available today to assist infrastructure asset managers, including innovative techniques and information technology tools. Techniques such as capital renewal/deferred maintenance planning, engineered management systems, level of investment studies and condition assessment surveys are described, as are tools such as computerized maintenance management systems, CD-ROM, the Internet, computer aided facilities management and mobile computing.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number41339
NPARC number20337894
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