Accession Number : ADA311254

Title :   Identification and Analysis of General Decision Support Principles for Category Specific Maintenance Management Systems with Special Consideration for the Future Development of an Earthen Embankment Dam Management System,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Hoenstine, Tom

PDF Url : ADA311254

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : Infrastructure Maintenance Management Systems are automated decision support tools which aid infrastructure managers in optimizing limited maintenance resources. As America's infrastructure continues to age and the government's maintenance budget gets tighter and tighter, Infrastructure Maintenance Management Systems are growing in importance. These systems are designed to assist managers by organizing information and predicting future performance and future costs. Infrastructure Maintenance Management Systems are designed to assist one of two levels of management: project and network. Project level management requires the most detailed information. At this level specific maintenance response activities are identified for every discrepancy on each item of infrastructure. Network level management focuses on the development of policies and budgets for certain areas or specific systems.

Descriptors :   *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *INFRASTRUCTURE, MAINTENANCE, OPTIMIZATION, POLICIES, AUTOMATION, NETWORKS, COSTS, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, LIMITATIONS, RESOURCES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, EMBANKMENTS, DAMS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE