Description: This course presents a broad range of concepts, principles, components, procedures, and applications that are vital to the successful management of infrastructure systems at the graduate level. The general concepts are applicable to any kind of civil engineering infrastructure including water, waste water, buildings, bridges, and airfield pavements. More specifically, the course covers the following: 1. Key concepts and principles of infrastructure management. 2. Essential components of an infrastructure management system (IMS). 3. Principles and techniques for selecting and/or developing appropriate decision-support models to address important infrastructure management issues such as infrastructure condition evaluation, performance prediction, life-cycle cost (LCC) analysis, maintenance and rehabilitation strategy optimization, asset value quantification, and risk and uncertainty considerations. 4. The use of state-of-the-art computer technologies such as Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and other related technologies to facilitate modern infrastructure management functions. 5. The impact of emerging new technologies on the future of infrastructure management.
provider: University of Texas – Austin