Infrastructure Management: Integrating Design, Construction, Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Renovation

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Here is every concept you need to successfully manage infrastructure facilities—from roads and bridges to airports and sports complexes. This sure-fire guide shows you how to identify infrastructure needs throughout the service life of a facility...and offers a framework for infrastructure management which integrates all planning, design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation issues. You'll find methods for database management, data collection, performance monitoring, quality control in design and construction, life-cycle analysis, and more.

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Everything you need to successfully manage infrastructure facilities--from roads to sports complexes. Learn how to prevent or reverse costly deterioration of infrastructure caused by decay, aging, and heavy usage. This comprehensive guide gives you all the tools and techniques for effectively managing roads, bridges, airports, utility services, water and waste facilities, parks, buildings, and sports complexes. The book shows you how to maintain the infrastructure throughout the service life of a facility--and offers a framework for infrastructure management which integrates all planning, design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation issues. Enhanced with detailed examples and case studies, Infrastructure Management provides you with proven methods for: Database management, analysis, and modeling; Collecting inventory, physical, and historical data; In-service monitoring and data evaluation; Performance modeling and failure analysis; Quality control in design and construction; Life-cycle cost and benefit analysis. You'll also discover how to use new concrete and composite materials. . .develop timely maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. . .and establish clear priorities in your infrastructure management plan.

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W. Ronald Hudson is Dewitt C. Greer Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer in developing and applying management systems to the infrastructure problems of bridges and highways, Dr. Hudson is co-author of Modern Pavement Management. Ralph Haas is Norman McLeod Engineering Professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. An innovator in pavement design and management, Dr. Haas is co-author of Modern Pavement Management. Waheed Uddin is Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Uddin has served as a pavement expert for the UN, and has contributed to highway management projects in the U.S. and many other countries.

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