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FHWA Webinar Series: Asset Management Book Club

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!

Mark your calendars for 2PM Eastern on the following dates:

Scheduled Date Title Topics Reading Assignment
1/23/2013 Introduction to the AASHTO Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation
  • Introduction to the Book Club
  • Overview of the AASHTO Guide
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 1
2/27/2013 Setting the Direction for TAM
  • Set Agency Goals and Objectives for TAM
  • Perform and Agency Self Asessement and TAM Gap Analysis
  • TAM Maturity Scale
  • TAM Implementation Plans
  • Case Study - Development of an Implementation Plan
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 2 and Appendix A (Gap Analysis Spreadsheet)
3/27/2013 Aligning the Organization
  • Develop the Change Strategy and the Role of Leadership in
  • Faciliting Change
  • Integrate Asset Management into the Agency Culture and the
  • Business Processes
  • Establish Asset Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Establishing Performance Management Standards
  • Case Study - Missouri DOT Performnace Measurement
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 3 & Appendix C (Missouri Case Study)
4/24/2013 Transportation Asset Management Plan
  • Purpose of a TAMP
  • Writing a TAMP: What's Required? Typical Content vs MAP-
  • 21 Requirements
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Links to Existing Business Processes
  • Using the Guide to Develop a TAMP
  • Panel Discussion - Plans for Developing a TAMP Question and Answer Session
Chapter 4
5/22/2013 Enabling Processes and Tools for Service Planning
  • Agency-Wide Strategic Performance Measurement
  • Linking Strategic Performance Measures to Levels of Service
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Case Studies
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 5 and Appendix B (Colorado Case Study)
6/26/2013 Enabling Processes and Tools for Life-Cycle Management and Asset Preservation
  • Asset Inventory, Condition Assessment, and Performance
  • Monitoring
  • Life-Cycle Asset Management
  • Models
  • Maintenance Processes
  • Case Study
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 6
7/24/2013 Enabling Processes and Tools for TAM Integration
  • Trade-off Analyses in Program Planning
  • Program Delivery
  • Asset Valuation and Depreciation
  • Acting Sustainably
  • Special Presentation - Financial Sustainability
  • Question and Answer Session
Chapter 7
8/28/2013 Information Systems and Data
  • Asset Management Information Systems
  • TAM System Integration
  • TAM and Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Data to Support TAM
  • Case Study - Wyoming DOT Question and Answer Session
Chapter 8 and Appendix E (Wyoming Case Study)
9/25/2013 Bringing it All Together and Moving Forward
  • New Zealand Case Study
  • FHWA Resources on TAM AASHTO Resources on TAM
  • Summary of Recent and Ongoing NCHRP Research
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Distribution of Certificates (via electronic distribution)
Appendix D (New Zealand Case Study)

How to Join the Book Club:

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.

Recorded Webinars

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Updated: 10/07/2013