CIVE 720 - Infrastructure Management



This course will focus on the fundamentals of infrastructure management for civil engineering.  It will integrate design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and renovation with management procedures and systems. A framework for asset management including the importance of asset valuation, needs assessment, and performance indicators will be discussed in detail.  Other topics covered in the course will include: sustainability concepts, decision support systems, database management, role of data in infrastructure management, monitoring and evaluation needs, failure analysis, quality management, economics and life cycle cost analysis and optimization.  This course will combine theoretical principles with practical application.  The course will include practical examples of engineering systems and will provide a basis for subsequent infrastructure management courses.