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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-09-007
Date: October 2008

Maintenance Management Course Goes Online

Now you can learn how to use enhanced maintenance management systems (MMS) to better conduct routine highway maintenance and operations without having to leave your office. The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) National Highway Institute (NHI) has introduced a new online version of its Principles and Practices for Enhanced Maintenance Management Systems course (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131112). "The online version offers an alternative to the classroom version for transportation agencies that have limited training funds. This course enables participants to advance their agency's maintenance management practices while saving time and money on travel," says Celso Gatchalian of FHWA's Office of Asset Management.

Figure 6. Photo. An aerial view of a four-lane highway. Two lanes are closed for rehabilitation work, with trucks and maintenance personnel visible in the closed lanes.
The course looks at how an enhanced maintenance management system can be used to better plan and budget for highway maintenance work.

The online course covers the same content as the classroom version (Course No. FHWA-NHI-131107). The course materials are based on the new Guidelines for Maintenance Management Systems developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Using the guidelines, the course looks at how an enhanced MMS for highways can be used to plan, budget, schedule, and report on maintenance work. Topics include:

The course consists of three 2-hour Web sessions combined with 9 hours of self-study modules. Examples from State and local highway agencies are used to illustrate the application of principles by transportation agencies. The course is specifically designed for individuals who are responsible for directing and managing maintenance operations and budgets, maintenance project and treatment selection, or the monitoring of system conditions. Tuition is $150 per participant.

To host this course, visit the NHI Web site (www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov) and submit a completed "Host a Web Conference Training Course" form. After NHI receives the completed form, an instructorwill contact the local coordinator to schedule the session. Scheduling is subject to instructor availability.

For more information on the course content, contact your local FHWA division office or Celso Gatchalian at FHWA, 202-366-1342 (email: celso.gatchalian@fhwa.dot.gov). For more information on scheduling the course, contact the NHI Scheduler, 703-235-0534.

"This course enables participants to advance their agency's maintenance management practices while saving time and money on travel."

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