The overall objective of the EU supported project Asset Management Approach for transport infrastructure networks (AM4INFRA) was to develop and launch a life cycle and risk based Asset Management framework approach enabling effective governance of transport infrastructure networks across Europe.
The AM4INFRA project (runtime: Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2018) has resulted in a common approach for asset management on transport infrastructure networks, built from the standing practices of five national road authorities that are member of the Conference of European Directors of Road (CEDR). The approach consists of a framework providing:
- A common language: To learn and grow as European network agencies we need a shared understanding of how we manage networks on the basis of the commonalities in our approaches. This is provided through a common line-of-sight from policy goals of the asset owner to service levels of the asset manager, and operational instructions for the service provider (“from Minister to Market”). This concept provides the ‘grammar’ for our common language.
- Supporting tools: On a more fundamental level tooling provides the insights on which decision making takes place. This tooling underpins the whole-life-cost and risk-based reasoning to optimize the use of our resources. These are the ‘words’ for our common language.
- Sharing data and information: The foundation of all is to enable understanding of data and information across our networks. This requires structuring and a dictionary for such data, as well as a generic blueprints and business cases. This provides the alphabet for our common language.
- Learning from each other’s strengths: On the basis of our common language, (inter as well as intra organizational) learning and growing can take place. The asset management maturity assessments identified key areas to steepen the learning curve.
- Learning-by-doing: By using our common language, and applying this in a real-life context, with a specific focus on the key areas to steepen the learning curve, direct progress can be made. These are demonstrated and verified in the living labs as performed.
The common framework will pave the way towards an integrated agenda such that it allows smooth functioning of the European transport networks, providing outstanding value for stakeholders and customers. The project consortium consists of 8 partners and received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 713793.
Key deliverables are;
- pdf0.4 MiBAM4INFRA D1.1-Framework-architecture-for-smart-governance-of-Transportation-Networks
- pdf2.5 MiBAM4INFRA D1.2-Guideline-for-the-use-of-the-framework-architecture
- pdf2.0 MiBAM4INFRA D1.3 Living lab for three real life situations (cross-asset, cross-network, cross-border)
- pdf0.6 MiBAM4INFRA D2.1-Whole-Life-Cost-and-Risk-Based-models-for-Road-Asset-Management-
- pdf3.9 MiBAM4INFRA D2.2-Case Examples of good practice for applying whole life cost and risk based approaches at strategic, tactival and operational levels
- pdf1.0 MiBAM4INFRA D2.3- Framework for adopting whole life and risk based approach in Europe
- pdf3.1 MiBAM4INFRA D3.1-Asset Data Dictionary
- pdf2.7 MiBAM4INFRA D3.2 Business Blue Print of an asset information management core system
- pdf2.1 MiBAM4INFRA D3.3-Application of the design model final report
- pdf1.1 MiBAM4INFRA D4.4 Series of stakeholders engagement visits and tech transfer visits
- pdf2.1 MiBAM4INFRA D4.5 Replication Assessments for each Stakeholder
- pdf0.3 MiBAM4INFRA D4.7 Mission statement of the PCS, organizational structure and nature of the PCS, governance structure
- pdf2.7 MiBTR2018 02 AM4INFRA Report
Other key outputs from the activity are shown on the project website here.