The development of adequate mathematical models for predicting various categories of maintenance cost requirements creates an extremely useful tool because intuitive and subjective estimates of needs by individual maintenance engineers may be verified. Although use of such models will not eliminate the problems of over-maintenance and undermaintenance, estimated maintenance requirements should be more consistent by being correlated to the casual factors that generate maintenance activities, which in turn will require more accountability in maintenance expenditures. It is important to note that generally these models were developed from parishwide or districtwide data and their application to any single short section must be done with caution. The effect of yearly inflation, although included as a salary increment factor in two of the models, must be considered in applying the models presented over time.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 26-28
  • Monograph Title: Maintenance management, the federal role, unionization, pavement maintenance, and ice control
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025672
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM