Managing Geotechnical Assets to Improve Highway System Performance

by Scott A. Anderson, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Geotechnical Engineering Technical Service Team Manager; Federal Highway Administration's Resource Center,,
David A. Stanley, Chief Engineering Geologist, Geotechnical Services Manager, Geotechnical Asset Program Manager; Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Anchorage, AK,,
J. Erik Loehr, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), James C. Dowell Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Pg. 20-24

Document Type: Feature article


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 increasing regularity are measuring them in terms of system performance. By managing geotechnical assets, we can help move people and goods safely and efficiently on our nation's highways.

Subject Headings: Asset management | Highway and road management | Geotechnical engineering | Safety | Highways and roads | Freight transportation


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