Preventive Maintenance: Project Selection and Design


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  • Roads are an Investment 46,610 miles of Interstate 3.9 million miles of state and local roadways Annual travel is estimated to be over 2.7 trillion v-m/y Public invested more than $130 billion to construct the Interstate – and over $1.75 trillion in the entire transportation Federal emphasis on maintaining the system we have Implementation Challenges Change in philosophy Upper management commitment Develop a clear vision Lack of dedicated funding Expanded performance & technical data Awareness and education (public and agency/industry)
  • Another area that has made tremendous progress in recent years is in the use of computer applications to facilitate highway construction operations. Construction Management Systems The FHWA and the States are now looking at new software programs that can dramatically simplify contract documentation. These construction management systems automate and streamlines the management of highway construction contracts by eliminating time-consuming repetitive tasks. As a result, highway agency staff spend less time on paperwork and more time monitoring progress and quality at the project site. Electronic Bidding and Letting Many State transportation agencies are using electronic media to facilitate their contracting processes. Some States publish bid letting and award data on their Web sites. Others use electronic media for bid posting, and some are significantly reducing paperwork by posting bid information, receiving bid proposals, and announcing awards over the Internet. Electronic systems promise greater accuracy and efficiency, potentially saving time and money for highway agencies and contractors. Costs are reduced for paper, filing and handling, postage, and data storage. These benefits are available through bid preparation software and online bidding exchanges.
  • Preventive Maintenance: Project Selection and Design

    1. 1. Preventive Maintenance: Project Selection and Design James B. Sorenson Construction and System Preservation Team Leader Washington, DC [email_address] 202-366-1333
    2. 2. PRESENTATION TOPICS <ul><li>Relationship to Asset Management </li></ul><ul><li>Pavement Preservation Overview </li></ul><ul><li>FHWA Efforts in Pavement Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding Remarks </li></ul>
    3. 3. National Statistics: 3,963,262 miles of Roads 590,000 Bridges 2.7 trillion vehicle-miles / year
    4. 4. Pavement Preservation and Asset Management <ul><li>More Federal emphasis on maintaining the facilities we have constructed. </li></ul><ul><li>$1.75 Trillion Dollar Investment in Transportation Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the Federal-Aid Program. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Pavement Preservation and Asset Management <ul><li>Asset Management Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Systematic process of maintaining, </li></ul><ul><li>upgrading and operating physical </li></ul><ul><li>assets cost-effectively.” </li></ul>
    6. 6. Motivation for Asset Management <ul><li>Funding Constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Aging System </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing User Demands </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Senior Experienced Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Public Demands on Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return-on-Investment </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The Federal Role: <ul><li>Promote uniformity, quality, and safety aspects of highway construction and maintenance. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop, promote, and provide new technologies and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship of the Federal-aid program and its investments. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Current Federal Efforts: Uniformity between the States EXAMPLE: <ul><li>National Specification Website </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Pavement Preservation and Asset Management <ul><li>Three FHWA Asset Management Teams: </li></ul><ul><li>Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Construction and System Preservation </li></ul>
    10. 10. National Statistics: 3,963,262 miles of Roads
    11. 11. National Statistics: 2.5 Million Miles of Paved Roads
    12. 12. What is Pavement Preservation? Doing the right thing... … at the right time... … to the right pavement.
    13. 13. Concept of Pavement Preservation Time / Traffic Pavement Condition Preventive Trigger Rehabilitation Trigger Original Pavement
    14. 14. Alligator Cracking
    15. 16. Components of Pavement Preservation Program