GENERAL COMMENTS: SESSION A--STANDARDS, SESSION B--MEASURING PERFORMANCE, SESSION C--ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING, SESSION D--GENERAL TOPICS

Among the issues raised during Session A-Standards were: the need to define precisely the term "level of service", the external factors (e.g. a change in administration, economic constraints) that can weigh heavily in establishing standards; the use of photography in analyzing maintenance crews; and the lack of data relative to the impact of various standards. At the session on "Measuring Performance" (Session B), four different methods were discussed: the New Mexico Highway Department system whereby each management unit is judged for its adherence to its annual work plan and to its standard crew size for important operations; a pavement rating system for the US Army and Air Force's pavement management system; the use of photologging as a maintenance management tool by the Connecticut Department of Transportation; and the "Trained Observer" approach (jointly developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Operations Review Group and the Pennsylvania State Transportation Institute) which used laid-off construction inspectors to physically inspect, in detail, a number of conditions on a sample of highway sections on a periodic basis. Session C addressed some of the problems associated with the use of electronic data processing in maintenance management systems. Several topics were discussed in the final session: planning procedures (especially in regard to maintenance needs), factors to consider when purchasing equipment (e.g. cost per unit of work, quality and quantity of work, and fuel efficiency); the use of risk management techniques and the need for intergovernmental cooperation.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 92-94
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the maintenance management system
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334235
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031117
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM