Development of an Implementation Manual for Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies

Moving Ahead with Progress for the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, call for risk and performance-based asset management for bridges and pavements and encourage state transportation agencies to develop and implement transportation asset management strategies for all assets within the right-of-way. This study contributes to the body of knowledge going beyond the initial steps of Geotechnical Asset Management (GAM) and places emphasis on incorporating geotechnical assets into transportation asset management. The objective of this research is to produce a manual for developing and implementing a geotechnical asset management program. The manual provides plans and tools for a consistent management program that is flexible enough to meet the needs of agencies having varied levels of maturity as they integrate the geotechnical assets into their overall asset management programs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 24-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Performing Organizations:

    Shannon & Wilson, Inc

  • Principal Investigators:

    Vessely, Mark

  • Start Date: 20160727
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180927
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180927

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01768754
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 24-46
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 29 2021 4:26PM