In 2011, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published the Transportation Asset Management Guide - A Focus on Implementation to advance the state of the practice on the use of asset management principles in transportation agencies. The document provides guidance on the organizational, business, and technical issues that must be addressed to effectively align agency resource allocations with corporate strategic goals. If you haven't had the time to read the Guide, or if you want to learn more about it, then this book club series is for you! Based on the recommendation of its Transportation Asset Management Expert Task Group, FHWA has joined with AASHTO to sponsor a series of nine 1.5-hour webinars to review the Guide's content and to share experiences from practitioners. The webinars will be conducted on the 4th Wednesday of each month, beginning January 23, 2013. If you're planning to implement asset management in your agency, or if you want to enhance your agency's existing practices, join us for this educational journey through the AASHTO Guide!
|Scheduled Date||Title||Topics||Reading Assignment|
|1/23/2013||Introduction to the AASHTO Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation||
|2/27/2013||Setting the Direction for TAM||
||Chapter 2 and Appendix A (Gap Analysis Spreadsheet)|
|3/27/2013||Aligning the Organization||
||Chapter 3 & Appendix C (Missouri Case Study)|
|4/24/2013||Transportation Asset Management Plan||
|5/22/2013||Enabling Processes and Tools for Service Planning||
||Chapter 5 and Appendix B (Colorado Case Study)|
|6/26/2013||Enabling Processes and Tools for Life-Cycle Management and Asset Preservation||
|7/24/2013||Enabling Processes and Tools for TAM Integration||
|8/28/2013||Information Systems and Data||
||Chapter 8 and Appendix E (Wyoming Case Study)|
|9/25/2013||Bringing it All Together and Moving Forward||
||Appendix D (New Zealand Case Study)|
Advanced registration is required for each webinar individually. More information on the webinar series will be available at the FHWA Asset Management website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/index.cfm. If you have questions, please contact Nastaran.Saadatmand@dot.gov or Stephen.Gaj@fhwa.dot.gov.
There is no cost to participate in these webinars and they are open to everyone who is interested. Each webinar will last 90 minutes, with 45 minutes of review and 45 minutes of facilitated discussion. Through the webinar use of Web conferencing technology, participants can view the speakers' presentation on their computer and hear the audio portion of the presentation either via the computer or telephone, depending on preference.
To register for the first book club webinar, go to NHI's website at http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=25476.