Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013

Public Infrastructure Asset Management: 2013 McGraw-Hill Book Provides The Latest Tools and Techniques for Managing Infrastructure Assets.

Public Infrastructure Asset Management by W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. ISBN 0071820116  McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013. See MHE book flyer.
Available from Amazon.com, mid July-August 2013.
Intro 2-minute video is also posted on MHE web site.

Book Foreword by Dr. Robert Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus of The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss): Infrastructure improvement cannot be delayed if we are to continue as a vital nation. ………………See full text.

Dr. Robert  Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus (1995-2009), The University of Mississippi
Dr. Robert Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus (1995-2009), The University of Mississippi

 

Dr. Robert C. Khayat, Chancellor Emeritus, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

December 26, 2012

Dr. Khayat served as the 15th Chancellor of The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1995 until his retirement in 2009. Dr. Khayat’s distinguished leadership brought national focus on the new face of the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi. Under his outstanding team management, the university experienced amazing changes, increased enrolment, campus infrastructure renovation, and addition of new facilities. Ole Miss hosted President Obama’s First Presidential Debate in 2008.

Excerpts from Chancellor Khayat’s Foreword:

“This second edition of Public Infrastructure Asset Management effectively addresses the role and importance of civil infrastructure across the spectrum of quality of life concerns including clean and adequate water supply, energy needs and consumption, and multiple means of transportation. Advocating public attention to this critical subject is increasing in importance globally as our nation addresses significant allocation of resource challenges. Infrastructure improvement cannot be delayed if we are to continue as a vital nation.

Professors Waheed Uddin, Ronald Hudson and Ralph Haas have rendered great service to professional engineers and to our society by producing a well-organized, thoughtful guide for moving forward as we address urgent needs that affect all of us.”

Complete Foreword:  Dr. Khayat’s Foreword for 2013 Infrastructure Book, 26 Dec 2012

Public Infrastructure Asset Management

The new 2013 book updates the post-1997 technological developments, societal concerns, and impacts of built infrastructure assets on the environment. It provides optimal integration of design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation, for physical infrastructure facilities. This book is the authoritative source of the latest tools and techniques for managing infrastructure assets including roads, bridges, airports, utility services, water and waste facilities, parks, public buildings, and sports complexes. This practical guide provides a proven, cost-effective infrastructure asset management framework that integrates planning, design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation.
The book discusses total quality management, economics, life-cycle analysis, and maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction programming. Sustainability and environmental stewardship issues are included. Up-to-date examples and real-world case studies illustrate the practical applications of the concepts presented in this thoroughly revised reference.
The three authors have many years of experience teaching infrastructure management since the first publication in 1997 in their respective universities: University of Mississippi, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Waterloo, Canada.

About The Authors 

Drs. Hudson, Uddin and Haas brainstorming for our new infrastructure book project at Hudson's ranch retreat near Austin, Texas, September 6-8, 2012
Drs. Hudson, Uddin and Haas brainstorming for our new infrastructure book project at Hudson’s ranch retreat near Austin, Texas, September 6-8, 2012

Waheed Uddin is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology (CAIT) at The University of Mississippi. Previously, a pavement expert for the United Nations, Dr. Uddin has contributed to highway and airport infrastructure management projects in the U.S. and many countries abroad. A pioneer in airborne laser mapping and satellite imagery applications in transportation and disaster impact assessment, Dr. Uddin is co-author of Infrastructure Management.

W. Ronald Hudson is the Dewitt C Greer Centennial Professor of Civil Engineering Emeritus at The University of Texas at Austin and Senior Consultant AgileAssets, Inc. A pioneer in developing and applying management systems to pavements, bridges, and other civil infrastructure assets, Dr. Hudson is co-author of Modern Pavement Management and Infrastructure Management.

Ralph Haas is the Norman W. McLeod Engineering Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He holds country’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada and the highest academic honor, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. An innovator in pavement design and civil infrastructure management systems, Dr. Haas is co-author of Modern Pavement Management and Infrastructure Management.
Youtube video on the 2013 book project follows:

Topic areas include:

  • Planning, needs assessment, and performance indicators
  • Database management, data needs, and analysis
  • Inventory, historical, and environmental data
  • In-service monitoring and evaluation data
  • Performance modeling and failure analysis
  • Design for infrastructure service life
  • Construction
  • Maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction strategies, policies, and treatment alternatives
  • Dealing with new or alternative concepts
  • Prioritization, optimization, and work programs
  • Integrated infrastructure asset management systems
  • Visual IMS: a working infrastructure management system and applications
  • Available asset management systems and commercial off-the-shelf providers
  • Benefits of implementing an asset management system
  • Sustainability, environmental stewardship, and asset management
  • Future directions for infrastructure asset management

Dr. Uddin’s note: See my other books.

 

 

One thought on “Public Infrastructure Asset Management: W. Uddin, W. Ronald Hudson, Ralph Haas. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2013”

  1. CE101 HW-7Oct2013
    1. The most relevant courses in engineering are the ones that combine the use of classroom math and science, and the hands on work outside of the classroom.
    2. These topics are extremely important in the United States because of the constant travel throughout America. Not only is there a lot of travel in our country, there are also natural disasters that we have to worry about, especially in our area. Because we have to worry about many tornadoes and a potential super earthquake that could strike any second. With all these factors, these topics to engineering are extremely relevant.

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