Public Infrastructure Asset Management

Public Infrastructure Asset Management

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By (author) Waheed Uddin, By (author) W.Ronald Hudson, By (author) Ralph C.G. Haas

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Hardback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 235mm x 34mm | 900g
  • Publication date: 7 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0071820116
  • ISBN 13: 9780071820110
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 626,753

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This comprehensive resource provides thorough coverage of the tools and techniques used in planning, building, maintaining, and fixing civil infrastructure. Thoroughly updated throughout, Public Infratructure Asset Management, Second Edition presents the framework and elements of life cycle management of civil infrastructure assets in the context of current practice. The book explains how to achieve the optimal integrated, multi-disciplinary set of strategies (design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation) necessary to manage and sustain modern public physical infrastructure assets. These include: roads and bridges / airports / ports / public utilities / water and wastewater facilities / mass transit systems / hospitals / schools / parks and recreation facilities / sports complexes. The book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the impact of built infrastructure on the environment, social concerns, new technologies and scientific developments, and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters. Covers valuation of infrastructure assets, largely in response to Government Accounting Standards Requirements such as GASB34 in the United States, PSAB3150 in Canada, and similar standards in Australia Addresses the adverse environmental impacts of deteriorating air quality, GHG emissions, excessive noise, and available mitigation strategies Includes specific approaches to sustainability including green methodologies, resource conservation, re-use of materials, renewable energy Financing models for publicly owned infrastructure and for public-private-partnerships (P3s) Addresses online infrastructure (data access, mobile apps, cloud computing) and how these infrastructure services are assessed and provided Adds new and/or updated methodologies on performance measures related to sustainability, security, level of service provisions, safety, institutional effectiveness, preservation of assets and investments, technologies for in-service monitoring, data analysis, prioritization, and decision support and knowledge management

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Waheed Uddin is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (CAIT) at The University of Mississippi. A former pavement expert for the United Nations, Dr. Uddin has contributed to highway and airport infrastructure management projects in the U.S. and many countries worldwide. He is a pioneer in airborne laser mapping and satellite imagery applications in transportation and disaster impact assessment and coauthor of Infrastructure Management. W. Ronald Hudson is the Dewitt C. Greer Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and Senior Consultant at AgileAssets, Inc. He is a pioneer in developing and applying management systems to pavements, bridges, and other civil infrastructure assets. Dr. Hudson is co-author of Modern Pavement Management and Infrastructure Management. Ralph Haas is the Norman W. McLeod Engineering Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He holds country's highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada and the highest academic honor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. An innovator in pavement design and civil infrastructure management systems, Dr. Haas is coauthor of Modern Pavement Management and Infrastructure Management.