Asset Management (AM) implementation appears a difficult and lengthy exercise for many public infrastructure agencies, and hard to understand because of the many contexts in which these agencies are situated. The main objective of this research project is to understand the challenges in AM implementation by taking into account that AM is an integrative, fluid and dynamic concept and that transport infrastructure agencies have an existing way of managing infrastructure before the change. The research design involved four steps. The first two steps are explorative and descriptive, and explore how the management of infrastructure assets is understood. We do so by reviewing the relevant literature and the agency’s practical context regarding the management of infrastructure assets. The final two steps include the design and then application of a method to understand the implications of existing viewpoints, and how these should be addressed, within public agencies when implementing AM.
|Award date||28 Aug 2015|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Aug 2015|