Local Government Infrastructure Management

by Robert E. Baumgardner, Dir. of Municipal Systems; Carter Assoc., Inc., San Diego, CA 92108,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-533-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-533-8 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 39

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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Seattle, Washington, United States | April 9, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The collection of papers presents real world experiences and practical suggestions for improving infrastructure management in local governments. A case study is presented on how a computer-based infrastructure information system was effectively integrated into the day-to-day decision making of a local government engineering department. Recommendations are given for organizing and implementing a community-wide infrastructure strategic planning process. Development of a building and facilities management program is described. Current uses of microcomputers as tools for infrastructure management are reviewed. The final paper discusses how better management of a telecommunications infrastructure can reduce costs and improve the effectiveness of the more traditional public works infrastructure.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Local government | Case studies | Information systems | Building management | Integrated systems | Decision making | Computers


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