The traditional approach to bridge management has focused on identifying the worst performing structures in the inventory and addressing their deficiencies before anything else. But as inventories expand and age and as budgets shrink, most agencies discover that even as they address the worst bridges in the inventory, other bridges that could have been saved through preservation activities slip into deficiency. Today, the public expects transportation agencies to adopt a performance-based management approach that will achieve the highest level of performance possible and make the most effective use of available funds. The Performance-based Management of Bridges course uses video-based testimonies from transportation professionals to illustrate the ways in which their agencies have used performance-based management to estimate the cost-effectiveness of decisions and assess risk.
The target audience includes Federal, State, and local bridge program managers; bridge management engineers; bridge management practitioners; transportation planners; and project planning and programming personnel. Additionally, transportation performance management team members, transportation asset management team members, bridge preservation and maintenance engineers, the financial management team, bridge inspectors, and bridge designers may benefit from this training.
All participants should have knowledge of basic bridge terminology.
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