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Whole-life infrastructure asset management: good practice guide for civil infrastructure

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This good practice guide: identifies the principles of effective whole-life infrastructure asset management for long life civil engineering infrastructure assets, particularly in the transport and distribution industries describes the key steps required to successfully implement such whole life infrastructure asset management highlights existing good practice in whole life infrastructure asset management provides examples and case studies of the practical implementation of asset management. The primary audience for this guide is engineering or other technical and professional managers who are new to the principles and uses of asset management. It may also be useful to experienced asset managers who are interested in reviewing the good practice examples and case studies from UK infrastructure organisations.

Secondary Doc. 01/10/09 Add icon
Tunnels: inspection, assessment and maintenance

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This guide provides infrastructure owners, consulting engineers, contractors and maintenance managers with guidance on the management, condition appraisal, maintenance and repair of the structural elements of existing infrastructure tunnels, focusing primarily on older infrastructure and certain tunnel types. It is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owners’ procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field, and case studies demonstrating good practice.

Secondary Doc. 01/01/10 Add icon
Culvert Design and Operation Guide

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A culvert provides the means of allowing infrastructure to cross a watercourse. Culverts are superficially simple structures, but they have the potential to restrict flow (causing flooding), and to adversely affect the aquatic environment. This guide replaces the Culvert design manual (R168) published by CIRIA in 1997. It adopts a whole-life approach to the design and operation of culverts, with a focus on asset management, reflecting the significant changes that have occurred in the business of asset management over the past 10 to 15 years. The publication also addresses the management of culverts in the context of both the drainage basin in which they sit, and the infrastructure that they form part of. This is a comprehensive guide covering a wide range of subject matter relevant to the design and operation of culverts, but does not cover the structural design of culverts. It includes information pertinent to the management and design of culverts, and there is inevitably some repetition throughout the guide. This is to reduce the risk of users missing vital guidance by selective reading. However, users are urged to read comprehensively, especially if new to the subject.

Secondary Doc. 01/04/10 Add icon
Iron and steel bridges: Condition appraisal and remedial treatment

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This guidance is aimed to meet the requirements of those with a general knowledge of bridge engineering and asset management and who need further information about the performances and specific requirements of iron and steel bridges. The book aims to provide and explain good practice, offer guidance for general application and give a source of information relevant to iron and steel bridges. Examples of successful schemes are cited and described. Case studies are also provided of both successful and unsuccessful examples of repair and strengthening projects.

Secondary Doc. 01/11/07 Add icon
Intelligent monitoring of concrete structures

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Management of concrete structures requires an understanding of the deterioration processes involved and the rate at which they proceed. Intelligent monitoring is automated monitoring which explicitly provides information on current condition and deterioration rates to assist in predicting the remaining life of a component or structure. Surface mounted or embedded sensors may be used to monitor various aspects of structural condition, reinforcement corrosion, and the environment in and around a concrete structure.

Secondary Doc. 01/01/08 Add icon
Masonry arch bridges: Condition appraisal and remedial treatment

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Masonry arch bridges have proved to be reliable, enduring structures and remain a vital part of the road, rail and waterway infrastructure in the UK and other countries; but they are facing a number of challenges associated with their extended period in service and the changing requirements of modern transport systems. In order to ensure the continued efficient use of these assets in the future it is necessary to manage and maintain them carefully, with due regard to, and an adequate understanding of, their special characteristics and needs. In a number of important ways these are distinct from those of more modern structures and the effective stewardship of masonry arch bridges requires some specialist knowledge and a particular approach. This report provides information and guidance which will assist those responsible for this task in achieving their aims.

Secondary Doc. 01/08/06 Add icon
Infrastructure embankments - condition appraisal and remedial treatment. 2nd edition

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Embankments perform an important function in the efficient operation of an infrastructure network, whether it is railway, highway or waterway, and it is essential that they be recognised accordingly within the asset management policy. This fully updated second edition presents vital information for infrastructure owners, designers, contractors and maintenance managers. It provides guidance on the management, condition appraisal and repair of infrastructure cuttings. This guide is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owner's procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field, and includes case studies demonstrating good practice. It addresses technical issues in design, repair and maintenance, and is published as an enabling document to promote the managerial and engineering requirements of infrastructure embankments.

Secondary Doc. 01/09/03 Add icon
Infrastructure cuttings - condition appraisal and remedial treatment

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Cuttings perform an important function in the efficient operation of an infrastructure network, whether in railway, highway or waterway. It is essential that they are recognised accordingly within the asset management policy. This book presents vital information for infrastructure owners, designers, contractors and maintenance managers. It offers guidance on the management, condition appraisal and repair of infrastructure cuttings. This guide is based on a detailed review of published literature and infrastructure owner’s procedures, consultation with experts and practitioners within the field, and includes case studies demonstrating good practice. It addresses technical issues in design, repair and maintenance, and is published as an enabling document to promote the managerial and engineering requirements of infrastructure cuttings.

Secondary Doc. 01/09/03 Add icon
Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures

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Structures built in or near rivers and other channels can be vulnerable to scour around their foundations. If the depth of the scour becomes significant, the stability of the foundations may be endangered, with a consequent risk of damage or failure of the structure. In the past 15 years, there have been several bridge failures, resulting in transport disruption, economic loss and, on occasion, loss of life. Some of these failures are included in the manual’s summary case studies. The factors influencing scour are complex and vary according to the type of structure. Protection works for preventing scour need to be designed to withstand the flow forces imposed on them and have to be practicable to build and install, while minimising adverse environmental effects. The manual therefore considers scour processes, estimating and assessing scour, protective measures, monitoring, environmental factors, risk assessments, and cost and benefit analyses. This manual is intended for engineers engaged in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of structures in the water environment that may be subject to scour of erodible beds or banks. It is equally relevant to UK and worldwide scour problems, and to new as well as existing structures.

Secondary Doc. 01/05/02 Add icon
The SUDS manual

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This guidance provides best practice guidance on the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) to facilitate their effective implementation within developments. The guidance supersedes previous general guidance on SUDS and addresses landscaping, biodiversity issues, public perception and community integration as well as water quality treatment and sustainable flood risk management. A separate site handbook C698 on the construction of SUDS has also been produced.

Secondary Doc. 01/03/07 Add icon
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