Resource Set: Analytical Tools for Asset Management (NCHRP Report 545)
This resource set contains the report and tools presented as part of NCHRP Report 545. Both resources are intended to aid agencies in their decisions to invest in infrastructure assets.
NCHRP Project 20-57 developed two software tools to support tradeoff analysis for transportation asset management. This CD-ROM, which accompanies National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 545, contains the software tools, AssetManager NT and AssetManager PT, as well as their Users Guides. Also included are two appendices to the report, Appendix A: State Interview Summaries and Appendix B: Review of Existing Tools. Use this resource for assistance burning a CD-ROM from a .ISO image.
Analytical Tools for Asset Management | Research Report
This report presents two tools developed to support tradeoff analysis for transportation asset management. These software tools and the accompanying documentation are intended for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies to help them improve their ability to identify, evaluate, and recommend investment decisions for managing the agency's infrastructure assets. A gap analysis conducted in the first phase of the study revealed that many existing asset management systems are not being used to their full potential. A need was identified for tools that could be integrated with existing systems to improve an agency's ability to analyze and predict the impacts of investments at the network and program levels on overall system performance. This report and software will be very useful tools for analysts and decision-makers in three major functional areas within state DOTs: (1) policy, planning, and program development; (2) engineering (construction, maintenance, and operations); and (3) budget and finance.