System risk management for the maintenance of infrastructure facilities

Title: System risk management for the maintenance of infrastructure facilities
Author(s): Hans de Jonge, Marc Lasne, Linda Docters van Leeuwen
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1191 - 1198
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 6
Language: English

Abstract: Infrastructure facilities are ageing and are submitted to service or loads higher than considered to be suitable for their original design. The development in ways of contracting has resulted in other responsibilities for both public and private partners. The growing need for infrastructure facilities to perform on a defined level, combined with new ways of contracting, introduces challenges for developing new maintenance management solutions. As investments can be requested to answer specific needs, most owners will endeavour to extend operations on existing infrastructure assets for as long as possible. Life cycle extensions, using traditional methodologies led to extensive costs and delays in operations and increasing uncontrolled risks.
New asset management approaches have arisen to ensure adequate performance of infrastructure assets, in such a way that objectives are achieved throughout the lifecycle against optimal investment and cost. Harbour facilities offer heterogeneous structures with different uses and ages. The information concerning the actual condition of these facilities appears to be unavailable. The severity of the environment, together with the evolution of operation conditions, leads to a need for system life cycle integration. The example was derived from a maintenance strategy project in an important European Harbour, with more than 220 structures.

Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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