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Introduction to Asset Maintenance Guidelines

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Introduction to Asset Maintenance Guidelines

Introduction to Asset Maintenance Guidelines
Background
The state-controlled road network extends for more than 34,000 km and has a replacement value in excess of $26 billion (June 2001). This asset is steadily ageing and much of the network is considered fragile in regard to its ability to withstand environmental and traffic loadings. Over the past five years, preservation of this infrastructure has emerged as a key strategic imperative for the Department of Main Roads. Initiatives that have been implemented to address this imperative include: • Establishment of the Road Asset Maintenance Steering Committee (RAMSC), to oversee the development of corporate road and bridge maintenance policies and strategies. • Publication of the Road Asset Maintenance Policy and Strategy (RAMPS), which sets forth a vision for the development of road asset maintenance practice within Main Roads. • Development and implementation of a Bridge Asset Management System. • Development and implementation of a Pavement Management System. • Appointment in the District Offices of a Principle Engineer (Network Performance) (or equivalent) whose core duties include the provision of advice and the development of programs related to road asset maintenance.

Purpose of this Document
Essentially, the purpose of the Asset Maintenance Guidelines is to provide guidance in each of the following five key strategic areas identified in RAMPS: • • • • • Collection and management of road asset data. Developing pavement and bridge asset maintenance practice. Obtaining and using appropriate systems. Formulating programs that meet the asset maintenance vision. Integrating the Road Asset Maintenance Policy and Strategy with related departmental strategies.

These guidelines are arranged according to functional areas of Pavement Management, Bridge Asset Management, Road Furniture Maintenance, etc.

A Note on Content
It is intended that the Asset Maintenance Guidelines be a first point of reference for asset management personnel in district and regional offices. Much of the content can be found in greater detail elsewhere within Main Roads publications. Where greater detail is provided elsewhere, this document provides a summary of content and refers to the more detailed publication.

August 2002

Asset Maintenance Guidelines

Introduction to Asset Maintenance Guidelines

The Asset Maintenance Guidelines contain nine main Parts, as listed in the Table below, with an extensive glossary of terms. Each of Parts 4 to 9 deals with maintenance of one of the main components of the statecontrolled road network, viz pavements, bridges, roadside furniture, intelligent transport systems, drainage and road reserves, respectively. Inclusion of Part 2 (Environmental Management) in the Asset Maintenance Guidelines reflects the potential effects of road maintenance activities on, and the value Main Roads places, on the environment. Part 3 (Overload Management) is included because of the influence of overloading on the performance and long-term maintenance costs of road pavements and bridges.

Feedback
The Asset Maintenance Guidelines is a live document. It is being published in a looseleaf binder, with provision for owners and holders to register. In addition, it will be available on the Main Roads intranet at http://rams. and website www.mainroads.qld.gov.au The usefulness of a document such as this is limited by its ability to provide guidance on current practice and knowledge. On-line publication allows the document to be kept current but also relies on user feedback where practices or knowledge has changed. To provide feedback, please address to: Justin Weligamage Senior Engineer, Asset Management Strategy and Performance Asset Management Branch Road Network Management Division Department of Main Roads Floor 23, Mineral House 41 George Street BRISBANE Qld 4000 To obtain more information on any of the topics in these Guidelines, approach the contact person for the relevant Part, as listed in the Table below.

Asset Maintenance Guidelines

August 2002

Contacts for more information Unit, Branch, Division, Group Asset Management Branch Road Network Management Division Environment Branch Planning, Design and Environment Division Heavy Vehicle Management Branch Traffic & Roads Use Management Division Asset Management Branch Road Network Management Division Bridge Asset Management Branch Structures Division Delivery Information Technology Unit Delivery Systems Improvement Branch Capability and Delivery Division Intelligent Transport System Infrastructure Branch Traffic & Road Use Management Division Phone: 07 3224 7272 Fax: 07 3404 3838 E-Mail: Andrew.c.golding@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3834 2831 Fax: 07 3834 9444 E-Mail: elizabeth.c.spooner@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3834 2141 Fax: 07 3834 2201 E-Mail: greg.h.hollingworth@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3235 4979 Fax: 07 3404 3838 E-Mail: Justin.z.weligamage@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3834 2556 Fax: 07 3834 2065 E-Mail: peter.x.graham@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3834 2281 Fax: 07 3834 5403 E-Mail: geoff.j.caldwell@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3251 3473 Fax: 07 3252 9059 Mobile: 0438 173 129 Email: jason.r.venz@mainroads.qld.gov.au Phone: 07 3834 2281 Fax: 07 3834 5403 E-Mail: geoff.j.caldwell@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Phone: 07 3224 2034 Fax: Email: david.g.tighe@mainroads.qld.gov.au Phone: 07 3235 4979 Fax: 07 3404 3838 E-Mail: Justin.z.weligamage@mainroads.qld.gov.au. Contact information

August 2002

Part

Title

Name and Designation

1

Asset Maintenance Policy and Strategy

Mr Andrew Golding Manager, Asset Management Strategy and Performance

2

Environmental Management

Ms Liz Spooner Senior Environmental Officer

3

Overload Management

Mr Greg Hollingworth Director, Heavy Vehicle Management

4

Pavement Maintenance

Mr Justin Weligamage Senior Engineer, Asset Management Strategy and Performance

5

Bridge Maintenance

Mr Peter Graham Principal Engineer, Bridge Asset Management

6

Road Furniture Maintenance

Mr Geoff Caldwell Principal Engineer, Delivery Information Technology

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7

Intelligent Transport System Maintenance

Mr Jason Venz Principal Engineer, ITS Infrastructure Delivery Information Technology Unit Delivery Systems Improvement Branch Capability and Delivery Division Road Reserve Management Unit Planning Investment and Policy Branch Road Network Management Division Asset Management Branch Road Network Management Division

8

Drainage Maintenance

Mr Geoff Caldwell Principal Engineer, Delivery Information Technology

9

Road Reserve Management

Mr David Tighe Principal Advisor, Policy and Projects

Introduction to Asset Maintenance Guidelines

Overall

Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms

Mr Justin Weligamage Senior Engineer, Asset Management Strategy and Performance

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