SAMCO Final Report 2006 F09 Report on Bridge Management
At present, in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Transport is developing a compre- hensive management system for structural maintenance. The planned management system is to provide the Federal Ministry with an overview of the current condition of structures at the network level, estimate future funding requirements and develop strategies for achieving long-term objectives and carrying out routine maintenance. In addition, it will provide the state bridge authorities with the programmes of work re- quired to obtain improvements at the project level that maintain structures in an ac- ceptable condition and meet network level strategies, long-term objectives and budg- etary restrictions. Some of the above mentioned topics have already been realised. Computer programs for cost/benefit-analysis on project level and for network-wide maintenance optimisation are currently being prepared.
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