Optimizing Maintenance Equipment Life Cycle for Local Agencies

The project has seven objectives to accomplish the ultimate goal of providing guidance for local agencies to determine the most cost-effective decisions throughout the life cycle of a variety of maintenance equipment. (a) Identify current practices and the most effective practices; (b) Collect and analyze equipment related data from local agencies including initial purchase price, actual hours of usage, maintenance and repair costs, fuel consumption, etc.; (c) Develop a comprehensive framework to assess the values of repairing, replacing, or retaining a given piece of equipment to generate the options available to the equipment manager. The methodology will minimize the life-cycle cost of equipment fleet; (d) Develop a spreadsheet based decision aid tool for selecting the most appropriate option that can be used by local agencies in a stand-alone mode or in conjunction with other parameters currently in use; (e) Conduct case studies using the tool developed in this project and validate the tool; (f) Develop a guide on equipment record keeping practices; and (g) Train local agency engineers for rapid dissemination of the tool.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $172590
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 613


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jeong, David

  • Start Date: 20170601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645249
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 613, TR-727
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2017 3:18PM