UK HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE MARKET: TWO DECADES OF CHANGE "FROM LANDLORDS TO ASSET MANAGERS"
The past 2 decades have seen dramatic change in the United Kingdom's highway maintenance market and the role of the highway asset manager. From a position where highway maintenance was regarded as a Cinderella operation, it has now emerged as a multiskilled, technologically driven industry focussing on management of assets and providing a first-class service to road users. The drivers for change have been political, social, economic, and environmental, recognizing that significant new major road building in the United Kingdom is potentially difficult and hence the need to gain more from the existing network. Financial pressures have driven the desire to achieve value for money, and advances in computer technology have provided the mechanisms to achieve this. Highway asset management in the United Kingdom has matured from a culture of landlord to asset manager.
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- Parsons, R
- Publication Date: 2000-7
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: p. 1-6
- Public Works Financing
- Volume: 142
- Publisher: Public Works Financing
- ISSN: 1068-0748
- TRT Terms: Assets; Computers; Demand; Environmental protection; Financing; Highway maintenance; Maintenance management; Management; Procurement; Public policy; Social change; Technology
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Environment; Finance; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Policy; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I60: Maintenance;
- Accession Number: 00798391
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 12 2000 12:00AM