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Maintenance, Inspection, Testing, Corrosion, Painting, Turnaround & Industrial Services

Road and Infrastructure Maintenance




Introduction:

This course will help the participants to understand the need to adequately address road maintenance issues to enable the reduction of lifecycle costs of the road network and infrastructure. Traditionally, activity in the roads sub-sector has focused on the design and construction of new roads. Still, as the road networks have substantially completed in many countries, the focus is shifting to maintaining existing roads.

Companies involved in road maintenance should, therefore, understand that road maintenance is a fundamentally different process from that of building new roads, as the construction activity usually involves projects with a defined start and finish, but maintenance is continuous.

Engineering issues dominate design and construction; maintenance is essentially a management problem. The improvement of maintenance often involves institutional reform, human resource development, and changes to management practices before addressing technical issues, as these are the main elements of the road maintenance philosophy

Targeted Groups:

  • Project Managers
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Highway and Road Engineers
  • Consultants and Contractors in Maintenance process
  • Researchers, Consultants and all Practitioners in traffic engineering, involving in management, analytics, optimization, project management and traffic optimization in Maintenance progress
  • Engineers, Engineering Technologist and Project Managers working for Local Government, or State / Federal Agencies

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Road Maintenance Management
  • Plan and prioritize the road maintenance based on the multiple criteria decision making
  • Create a Road Management Plan
  • Identify possible improvement options for the present maintenance program
  • Evaluate complex Road Maintenance Programs and Plans

Targeted Competencies:

  • Lifecycle Cost of the Road Network
  • Maintenance Management Planning and Execution
  • Development of Maintenance Strategies
  • Maintenance Prioritization
  • Budgeting and Financial Issues related to Road Maintenance
  • Implementation of Modern Tools and Technologies in Road Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Sustainability

Course Content:

Unit 1: Road Infrastructure as an Asset:

  • Introduction
  • Purpose of Road Maintenance Activities
  • Road Network Inventory
  • Prevention of Road Deterioration
  • Road Maintenance Management Activities

Unit 2: Monitoring and Actions:

  • Classification of Road
  • Monitoring of Surface Condition
  • Variables Used in Road Condition Monitoring
  • Factors Affecting Lifetime of the Road
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Pavement Recycling

Unit 3: Road Maintenance Project Management:

  • Maintenance Operations
  • Road Surfaces
  • Shoulders & Approaches
  • Roadsides
  • Bridges, Tunnels & Drainage Structures
  • Traffic Controls & Safety Devices
  • Control of Snow & Ice and Dune and Sand

Unit 4: Road Maintenance and Construction:

  • Pavement Condition
  • Pavement Resurfacing
  • Work Zones
  • Road Maintenance Program
  • Road Maintenance Goals and Performance Measure

Unit 5: Road Maintenance Plan:

  • Road Improvement Project Plan
  • Project Strategy and Project Proposal
  • Deliverables
  • Road Survey Overview
  • Road Survey Preliminary Analysis
  • Communication Plan
  • Road Maintenance Quality Issues
  • Preventive Road Maintenance
  • Road Emergency Repairs
  • Road Rehabilitation
  • Road Reconstruction

Unit 6: Other Engineers’ Tools in Service of Road Maintenance:

  • LIDAR Systems
  • Road Inventory through Point Cloud Data Collection
  • Traffic Data Collection and Big Data
  • Road Safety Audit
  • Road Design
  • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)