Risk based bridge asset management

While some states have reinstated nonfeasance immunity through statute law, there is a greater reliance on "policy defence" to manage civil liability. In order to effectively implement a policy defence it is important to document and implement a risk based asset management system encompassing the following features: regular documented inspection programs, document allocation of funding for repair and maintenance, document competing demands on resources, determined intervention levels, prioritisation actions and document reasons for prioritisation, determination if further proactive inspections are required. As bridges are complex structures with a multitude of components and structural forms, a comprehensive management system is required. This paper provides further details on the philosophy of policy defence and the requirements to ensure bridge management practices can rely on such a defence. In particular the paper outlines contemporary bridge risk management processes and how they are used to deliver an effective bridge management system. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E211602.


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  • Accession Number: 01011234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0855886986
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 2:55PM