The purpose of this study is the development of the framework of a maintenance management system which would be appropriate for Massachusetts. The approach used was to study maintenance management systems already implemented in 17 states, while making firsthand investigations of five of them. Based upon that research, a composite model is presented which represents the current "state of the art." Massachusetts' present approach is described, and implicit weaknesses of that approach discussed. A system framework was devised, based upon the literature and the research into existing management systems. This framework includes the follwing basic elements: highway features inventory; maintenance standards; performance budget; scheduling, reporting, control, and evaluation procedures. These elements, when incorporated into a formal system, should provide Massachusetts with the tools necessary in order to properly address the two important questions relative to maintenance of existing facilities: (1) How much maintenance should be done? (2) How can that maintenance be done efficiently?

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Keefe, R A
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM