Asset Management of Earth Retaining Structures: Design through Design Life

by Matthew J. DeMarco, SHRP2 Implementation Specialist; Structures Technical Services Team, FHWA Resource Center, Lakewood, CO,,
Robert A. Gladstone, P.E., (M.ASCE), Executive Director; Association for Metallically Stabilized Earth, Reston, VA,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Pg. 38-42

Document Type: Feature article


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 will come when today's new structure components degrade and require repair or rehabilitation. Therefore, it is imperative that ERS asset management programs engage early during the design phase, continue through construction, and become a key component of life cycle maintenance activities.

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Construction management | Asset management | Structural design | Rehabilitation | Structural members | Maintenance and operation


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