TRB Webinar: What is the True Cost of Infrastructure Assets Maintenance?

July 07, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Transportation agencies constantly make trade-off decisions related to asset types, priorities, investment needs, and risk. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the basic principles of maintenance planning of road infrastructure assets. An international panel of presenters will explain how they have leveraged the Life-Cycle Planning framework and Maintenance Management Systems to support trade-off decisions using a data-informed approach. These systems integrate with GIS, prepopulate the work plan with physical assets, and optimize maintenance expenditure and renewal treatments to provide the target performance levels within a budget. Presenters will discuss forthcoming tools, which will streamline the process even more.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Maintenance Management Systems.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Assuring high level highway maintenance with budgeting and planning maintenance processes: Anita Bush, Nevada Department of Transportation
  2. Incorporating asset needs into an annual work program: Todd Shields, Indiana Department of Transportation
  3. Maintenance management planning as part of performance-based network management contracts for roads: Adam Bevans, Downer
  4. Question and answer session: Trisha Stefanski, Minnesota Department of Transportation

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify included maintenance costs within a total cost of ownership approach
  2. Identify examples of improved decision-making processes on renewing or replacing assets
  3. Discuss planning approaches that can help predict future increases or changes in maintenance and operations costs

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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