The fundamental purpose of this project is to provide risk management and decision tools which may be employed by infrastructure owners/managers in optimizing the lifecycle performance of (i) their already built infrastructure and (ii) future construction.


The core objectives, aligned to the fundamental purposes are;


1. Produce a State of the Art Report focused on consideration of;

(a) Asset performance and deterioration

(b) Prediction of traffic growth

(c) Fore sighting work on developing scenarios for the future and (d) climate change prediction.


2. To detail the development of a risk based methodology for prioritisation of maintenance actions from the perspectives of (a) Safety; (b) Operation; (c) Finance; (d) commercial; (e) Reputation and to demonstrate the use of the risk based methodology in a web based tool.