The large inventory of aging roadways and bridges, the dramatic fluctuations in construction costs, the retirement of experienced transportation workers, and the increased competition for available funding have amplified the challenges transportation agencies face as they manage their highway systems. Over the last decade, several state highway agencies have established Transportation Asset Management (TAM) programs to help document asset conditions, allocate funding, and determine the most effective use of available funds. TAM programs provide the processes and tools necessary to help transportation leaders make informed project decisions that can improve the overall operational efficiency of the organization. This NHI course covers the basic tenets of an asset management program, how it is useful, and looks at pavement preservation strategies.
- Evaluate an agency’s asset management practices using the five questions every agency should be able to answer about its transportation assets.
- Build a simple asset inventory.
- Use asset performance information to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different investment strategies.
- Identify the basic requirements for implementing asset management in a local agency.
Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for numerous Contractors, Local Technical Assistance Programs, Cities, Counties, and DOT’s. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
Each session will award 2.0 PDHs. A total of 4 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing all recordings.
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Part 1 of 2 – Basics of Asset Management and How to Get Started
In this session, attendees will learn how to evaluate their agency’s asset management practices using the five questions every agency should be able to answer about its transportation assets. We will also begin the process by building a simple asset inventory. Using a simulated case study, participants will have the opportunity to conduct a workshop during which they will identify information to include in their asset inventory.
Part 2 of 2 – Investment Strategies and How to Implement Them in Your Agency
In this session, attendees will use asset performance information to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different investment strategies. This will be done with activities in which participants are able to select a strategy based on predicted asset conditions. We will also identify the basic requirements for implementing asset management in your agency.
- See Part 1