oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality's integrated approach to pavement asset management : urban and rural engineering
Recent asset management legislation has holistically incorporated a host of previously stand-alone principles such as "life cycle cost analysis" and "remaining useful life". Some of the issues responsible for the rapidly deteriorating condition of municipal road networks are the lack of capacity, skilled resources and funding to efficiently and effectively manage road networks. Other contributory factors are the lack of reliable condition data and proper Pavement Management Systems (PMS) to budget for and optimise expenditure of available maintenance funds. eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has, for almost a decade now, used its PMS to achieve arguably one of the best paved metropolitan road networks in the country.
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