Accession Number : ADA187986

Title :   Evaluation of Existing Bridge Maintenance Management Practices for Application to the Army.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Bailey, David M ; Grenzeback, Lance R

PDF Url : ADA187986

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report assesses current Army bridge maintenance management practices, reviews current practices in the public sector to identify existing and projected technology, and recommends methods and procedures to meet the Army's needs in this area. A survey and telephone interviews were used to determine that the Army lacks standard procedures for establishing a sufficient inventory of its bridges, obtaining a minimum level of inspection, assessing bridge condition and level of required maintenance and repair, and prioritizing repair projects. Based on the findings of the report, development of the following procedures derived from existing methods in the government and the public sector is proposed. (1) A bridge inventory procedure for storing and retrieving useful management information; (2) A uniform bridge inspection method which incorporates the Facilities Engineering Support Agency (FESA) Bridge Inspection Checklist, and (3) A standardized Bridge Condition Index procedure for rating bridge condition and prioritizing bridge repair projects.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *MILITARY BRIDGES, BRIDGES, ENGINEERING, FACILITIES, INSPECTION, INTERVIEWING, INVENTORY, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, RATINGS, REPAIR, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE