Recent IABSE Congresses revealed that the asset management industry, in general, needs:
focus on inspection/monitoring as a source for decision making
statistical and phenomenological-based performance prediction models
enhanced risk-based models
expertise of people from practice, agencies and research
This Task Group shall focus its effort on a survey of existing structure management systems (drafted as part of former WG11 work) and possible meetings with key stakeholders. This TG will focus on implemented decision-making models involving various regions and representing different stakeholders, such as operators, academia, consultant etc. Best practices, emerging improvements and promising research results will be identified.
Scope & Limitation
TG 5.4 will focus on bridges, however other structures such buildings, retaining walls, dam systems, power plants and transmission, offshore, may also be addressed whenever relevant (essentially, the built environment). Database systems are not regarded as management systems, and therefore will not be within the scope of this project. The outcome will primarily be retrospective, and further open topics maybe treated in the next period by succeeding Task Groups, e.g. definition of a minimum data set for structure management and data management.
Expected Project Output
The project deliverable anticipated by the Task Group includes the following:
- SEI Article(s) or a condensed report that will feed into further TG actions covering:
a. Existing decision-making models (From asset management policies to daily operation)
b. Characteristics related to structure types/organisations/sectors
c. Conclusions and outlook
Target Date of Completion: