This paper stresses those principles which form an effective basic system for the management of maintenance. In addition some of the practices necessary when implementing maintenance works are described. The principles have been drawn from the system used by the Main Roads Department of Western Australia, where the basic features required for planning, execution and monitoring have been emphasised. Other aspects covered are; minimum number and type of activities, planning and programming, scheduling the works and recording of resources used for monitoring and historical purposes. Reference is also made to the study initiated by the National Association of Australian State Road Authorities for road maintenance standards, costing and management. This study is being undertaken to provide guidelines suitable for adoption by state road authorities for the management of maintenance. Although access to computer facilities for the processing of data is essential for complex maintenance systems, manual processing founded on basic principles can nevertheless produce valuable data for a simple practical system. Such a system, where more reliance may be placed on skilled engineering judgement, is suited for use by local authorities in achieving better direction and control in the management of maintenance (A). (TRRL)

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    • Papers and Programs presented at the 17th Australian Road Research Board Regional Symposium, Perth, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Shaw, R E
    • Towart, D H
    • Wells, P H
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 43-67
  • Serial:
    • Samferdsel
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics
    • ISSN: 0332-8988

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0 86910 353 9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM