A discussion is presented on asset management issues for tunnels, which are typically built to have a working life of at least 100 years, an age that many significant tunnel structures are reaching. This requires consideration of how to maintain them to continue operation or, if decommissioning is chosen, how to set up a long-term inspection and maintenance program to ensure they don't deteriorate to the point that they threaten other parts of the infrastructure. The U.S. and Britain are both embarked on a major overhaul of guidelines for asset management for tunnels. This article describes a broad framework for such a system, with an emphasis on proper planning and detailed risk assessment, along the lines established in international asset management practice for both inspection and implementation.

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    Polygon Media Limited

    Tubs Hill House, London Road
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  • Authors:
    • Swannell, N G
  • Publication Date: 2003-5


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 51-53
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962214
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM