THE ONTARIO APPROACH TO MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT

RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS CAN BE MADE IN HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES. THE SYSTEM APPROACH IS DIRECTED TOWARD MAXIMIZATION OF THIS REDUCTION. A TOTAL SYSTEM FOR PLANNING, ORGANIZING, DIRECTING, AND CONTROLLING OF THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTION IS PRESENTED. THE ELEMENTS OF THE SYSTEM ARE DISCUSSED AND A MODEL OF THE SYSTEM IS ILLUSTRATED. THE SYSTEM IS DYNAMIC BECAUSE WORK QUANTITY STANDARDS, PRODUCTION RATES, AND WORK METHODS ARE CONTINUOUSLY SCRUTINIZED AND ARE REVISED ACCORDING TO CHANGING CONDITIONS. PLANNING IS THUS BASED ON CURRENT INFORMATION, ALLOWING MAXIMUM UTILIZATION OF ALL RESOURCES AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DESIRED LEVEL OF MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT THE LOWEST PRACTICAL COST. THIS HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PERMITS THE MAINTENANCE FUNCTION TO SUPPORT MAINTENANCE BUDGET REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF MEASURABLE AND DEFINABLE WORK PROGRAMS. APPENDIXES PROVIDE A LIST OF ROAD TYPE CODES AND TYPICAL CREW SIZE TABLES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • P 117-141
  • Authors:
    • Leslie, A
    • Gibson, A
    • Cunliffe, A P
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00218467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 17 1994 12:00AM