The deteriorating highway culvert infrastructure has become a major challenge for the 21st century. More importance was given to technical or construction methods of the highway culvert, and its maintenance and preservation was neglected. As the culverts reach the end of their design life, the state and local agencies are in need of a framework to track the existing culverts and determine its condition. The main goal of this research is to develop a framework for culvert asset inventory and condition assessment (inspection). The objectives are to study the state of practice culvert asset management in USA and Canada, develop a framework in the form of protocols and condition rating system for culvert inventory and inspection, and validate the developed framework by conducting field pilot studies. Performance score for the culverts are calculated using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) to determine the magnitude of the deterioration and assist in short and long term planning. The study focuses on concrete, corrugated metal pipe (CMP) and plastic culverts spanning less than or equal to 10 feet. This model fulfills the requirements of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 34 and contributes in having an effective culvert asset management strategy throughout the nation.Which of the following are included in your inspection guidelines? (Drainage Inlet , Channel ... This question was framed to check if the DOTa#39;s had compiled the culvert inspection guidelines in the form of a manual. This would allow us to goanbsp;...
|Title||:||Development of an Asset Management Model for Culvert Inventory and Inspection|
|Author||:||Deepak Varadarajan Bhattachar|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|