This unit provides students with the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge related to the field of road pavement management systems, to an advanced professional level. The unit develops students’ cognitive skills to think critically about the processes and methodologies employed in managing the overarching construction and maintenance of complex road networks. The recent focus on optimising the use of resources has impacted transport facilities in general and the road network in particular. The high visibility of the multibillion dollar road asset network condition ensures that it is a prime target for any review of public expenditure with an emphasis on life cycle issues rather than short term management of the pavement. A systems based ability to predict problems, introduce proactive maintenance strategies and to act before failure, are critical aspects of modern infrastructure management.
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