Three Dimensional Implementation Template of an Integrated Road Asset Management System

Beginning 2007, Abu Dhabi Government commissioned the Abu Dhabi Road Asset Management and Information System (ADRAMIS) in anticipation of three challenges; Firstly the growth in economic prosperity and its resulting impact on infrastructure; secondly the privatization of road assets maintenance management and operations; and thirdly the restructuring of government organizations to act more as asset custodians rather than asset operators. This paper details how ADRAMIS’s system development focused on three Asset Management implementation dimensions; The first dimension is the system architecture covering all roads assets; The second is the integration of the assets functional and management processes cycle; The third is targeting six key asset management foundational elements (six cornerstones) throughout the design of the system, namely Data, System, Processes, People, Organization and Market. The Data element was aligned with operational maintenance needs and supporting organizational key performance indicators (KPIs); The System element was designed to optimize maintenance budget allocation across all road assets; The Processes element was formulated based on codes and standards enabling organizational competencies; The People element was targeted through knowledge transfer, ensuring expansion of organizational competencies with the level of system implementation; The Organization element was central to the implementation across four stakeholder organizations. Finally, the Market element was considered in all five previous elements to align organizational objectives with its ability to deliver the anticipated KPIs through the use of viable maintenance contracts. The targeting of these six cornerstones within ADRAMIS provided a sustainability platform for asset management practices by addressing engineering, financial, organizational, commercial and human resources priorities.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 90th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01336836
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 11-0826
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 18 2011 12:24PM