IDENTIFYING MAINTENANCE NEEDS

This paper describes an ongoing project initiated for the purpose of improving Virginia's maintenance management system. It is directed at helping maintenance area superintendents (1) identify maintenance needs, (2) prioritize the needs, and (3) plan and perform the work necessary to satisfy the needs. Virginia's present maintenance management system is based on a performance budgeting concept designed by Roy Jorgensen and Associates in the early 1960's. The present project is designed to supplement the performance budgeting concept with detailed planning by the state's 232 area superintendents. In the project, the following activities are being pursued. 1. Each area superintendent is preparing a detailed graphic log of all maintainable items on all of the approximately 250 miles of roadway in his area. 2. Using the graphic logs, six of the area superintendents are identifying all roadway deficiencies to form a list of assessed needs. 3. These six superintendents are developing long-range (1-month) and short-range (1-week) work plans by combining men, equipment, and materials into work crews by activity at specific locations for the purpose of satisfying the assessed needs. There is high hope of improving the state's system for identifying and prioritizing maintenance needs and in planning and accomplishing the work necessary to meet the needs in an economical and efficient manner. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 66-78
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the maintenance management system
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031117
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM