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. The final report NCHRP Research Report 903: Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies, Volume 1: Research Overview and Volume 2: Implementation Manual are available on the TRB Publications. A Research Findings Memorandum found on this project webpage, provides practical recommendations for implementation of the research findings.


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

    Project 24-46

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Reynaud, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Shannon & Wilson, Incorporated

    Seattle, WA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Vessely, Mark

  • Start Date: 20160727
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180927
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180927
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40228

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572341
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 24-46
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2015 1:00AM