The National Academies

NCHRP 24-46 [Final]

Development of an Implementation Manual for Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies

  Project Data
Funds: $500,000
Research Agency: Shannon & Wilson, Inc
Principal Investigator: Mark Vessely, VP
Effective Date: 7/27/2016
Completion Date: 9/27/2018
Comments: NCHRP Research Report 903 Volumes 1 and 2 available.

Moving Ahead with Progress for the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, call for risk and performance-based asset management for bridges and pavements and encourage state transportation agencies to develop and implement transportation asset management strategies for all assets within the right-of-way. This study contributes to the body of knowledge going beyond the initial steps of Geotechnical Asset Management (GAM) and places emphasis on incorporating geotechnical assets into transportation asset management. The objective of this research is to produce a manual for developing and implementing a geotechnical asset management program. The manual provides plans and tools for a consistent management program that is flexible enough to meet the needs of agencies having varied levels of maturity as they integrate the geotechnical assets into their overall asset management programs.


The final report NCHRP Research Report 903: Geotechnical Asset Management for Transportation Agencies, Volume 1: Research Overview and Volume 2: Implementation Manual  are available on the TRB Publications webpage. A Research Findings Memorandum found on this project webpage, provides practical recommendations for implementation of the research findings.

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