Railway Geotechnical Asset Management in Great Britain: How Modern-Day Techniques Help Monitor Railway Infrastructure Dating to the 1800s
This article discusses asset management, risk management, and earthworks failures as experienced by Network Rail (NR), the owner, operator, and asset manager of the majority of the rail network of Great...

Highway Retaining Walls are Assets: A Risk-Based Approach for Managing Them
Throughout history, retaining walls (RWs) have served a vital role in supporting civil infrastructure. The ruins of dry stone walls that purportedly supported the hills and slopes of ancient Rome can be...

Very Long-Term Care of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Berms: Limiting the Liability of Future Stakeholders
Since their development over 50 years ago, civil engineering applications of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berms have significantly increased. When used as a component of an asset...

Managing Geotechnical Assets to Improve Highway System Performance
As geoprofessionals, we have a great opportunity to look at our work in new ways and to show its value to others. Highway agencies are looking to get the most from their assets and with...

Condition Indices, Performance Measures, and Managing Performance Data for Geotechnical Asset Management – Don't Get Buried!
Why don't transportation agency assets like pavements, bridges, and earthwork have a Check Engine light? Why can't you simply pull up the complete history and...

Asset Management of Earth Retaining Structures: Design through Design Life
Regarding new earth retaining structures (ERS) construction, the message is clear: plan for asset management. New construction is certainly not immune to performance issues, and the time...

Risk-based Methods for Geotechnical Features in Transportation Asset Management
The purpose of asset management is to meet life cycle performance goals through the management of assets in the most cost-effective manner. In developing risk-based, asset management plans...

Renewal Methods
This chapter presents an overview of different methods that can be used for culvert and storm sewer renewal. For each method, product main characteristics, method description, construction...

Helike, the Lost Capital of Ancient Achaea and the Evidence of Geo-Archaeology

Charlotte North Carolina's Holistic Approach to Capital Storm Water Project Implementation — Past to Present

Buried Treasure
A stream that for centuries had been an important part of Korea's capital but lost the battle to urbanization is to get a new lease on life....

The Integrated Asset Management Paradigm for Highway Transportation Infrastructure
During the past few decades, the legislature, federal transportation officials, the transportation engineering community and the public in general became aware of the necessity to leverage...

Liquid Assets
Educational Facilities and the fountains of a new plaza are making good use of water from a system that is remediating contaminated groundwater in Wichita, Kansas....

A Grand Plan
The nation's capital was conceived as a glorious symbol of the American democracy and it became precisely that. But it has also developed into a vibrant urban center that...

Ramping Up
The reconstruction of the Sprinfield interchange, also known as the Mixing Bowl—one of the largest, most complex highway projects in the nation—has reached the halfway point. But some...

A Realistic Vision for the Future of IT in Civil Engineering and a Plan for Achieving It
In October 2001, a group of experts from the capital projects industry met in San Antonio, Texas to begin development of a comprehensive technology research and development (R&D)...

Sewer (Asset) Inspection and Condition Assessment Tools Required, Benefits Realized and Lessons Learned
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (District) owns, operates and maintains a vast interceptor sewer system that serves the City of Cleveland and all or parts of 58 suburban communities....

Managing Infrastructure Assets

Returning to the Source
One hundred years ago, Las Vegas was a dry, dusty dot on the map with a population of only 100. The city grew up to become perhaps the gambling capital of the world, and more recently...

Beltway Connection
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge carries the Capital Beltway (I-495) and a part of I-95—the main north–south interstate route on the East Coast—across the Potomac River south of Washington,...

 

 

 

 

Return to search