Maintenance Asset Management Project -- Phase II, July 31, 2013

(2013) Maintenance Asset Management Project -- Phase II, July 31, 2013. Transportation, Department of


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Expanded abstract: Iowa Department of Transportation (IA DOT) is finalizing research to streamline field inventory/inspection of culverts by Maintenance and Construction staff while maximizing the use of tablet technologies. The project began in 2011 to develop some new best practices for field staff to assist in the inventory, inspection and maintenance of assets along the roadway. The team has spent the past year working through the complexities of identifying the most appropriate tablet hardware for field data collection. A small scale deployment of tablets occurred in spring of 2013 to collect several safety related assets (culverts, signs, guardrail, and incidents). Data can be collected in disconnected or connected modes and there is an associated desktop environment where data can be viewed and queried after being synced into the master database. The development of a deployment plan and related workflow processes are underway; which will eventually feed information into IA DOTs larger asset management system and make the information available for decision making. The team is also working with the IA DOT Design Office on Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) data processing and the IA DOT Construction office with a new digital As-Built plan process to leverage the complete data life-cycle so information can be developed once and leveraged by the Maintenance staff farther along in the process.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Asset Management, Maintenance, GIS, tablet, field inventory, inspections, assets, enterprise system, database, culverts, signs, guardrail, GPS, data collection
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Roads and highways
Transportation > Research
ID Code: 14875
Deposited By: Leighton Christiansen
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2013 17:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 17:00