Risk-based Methods for Geotechnical Features in Transportation Asset Management

by Mark Vessely, P.E., (M.ASCE), Geotechnical Engineer; Shannon & Wilson, Denver, CO, mjv@shanwil.com,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Pg. 46-50

Document Type: Feature article


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 for the National Highway System, states are encouraged to include all infrastructure assets within the right-of-way corridor in the plan, not just bridges and pavements. Therefore, the goal of a risk-based asset management plan should be to improve or preserve the condition of all assets and the performance of the system.

Subject Headings: Asset management | Risk management | Management methods | Highway bridges | Geohazards | Transportation corridors | Pavements


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