Subjects addressed:Inventory and Condition Assessment
Topics addressed:Analytical Tools and Models
Asset types addressed:
DetailTitle: Summary Report: Peer Workshop on Inventory & Asset Management of Other Asset Classes
Resource type: Peer Exchange or Scan Report
Year published: 2008
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
This report summarizes the results of a peer workshop on Transportation Asset Management (TAM), a systematic, strategic and complete approach to maintain, upgrade, and operate physical infrastructure assets in a cost‐effective way. State DOTs and other agencies have a long history of inventorying and managing transportation assets, particularly roadway pavements and highway bridges. In recent years, however, many in the transportation industry have recognized a need to expand asset management beyond the “edge of the pavement” to encompass transportation infrastructure assets such as culverts, lighting, signals and markings. In light of the desire to expand TAM, as well as the complexity associated with this expansion, the FHWA Office of Asset Management and AASHTO Subcommittee on Asset Management proposed to convene a national Peer Workshop to discuss state of the practice and identify professional and technical capacity‐building needs. Ten officials, representing state DOTs, one MPO and the Federal Lands Office, participated in the Workshop.