For the last 20 years there has been a lot of talk, committee discussions, and more than a few TRB and other conference papers about infrastructure asset management. During this time, providers of asset management software have also produced an abundance of written material which describes their software and method of managing assets.
Now for the first time, there is a book – Public Infrastructure Asset Management – that covers the infrastructure asset management process from A to Z. It was released in 2013 by the McGraw Hill Publishing company and written by noted authors and award winners, Waheed Uddin, Ronald Hudson, and Ralph Haas (1) who have pulled together all of the latest and best information on asset management and its application across the world. They also include evaluations of commercial off-the-shelf asset management software and point out the strengths and weaknesses of each provider as described in various literature by known users of the individual software.
There are a great many details worthy of your study, and the total picture of the background and future of asset management are provided in this book. To get the big picture of all aspects of asset management – principles, practice, and software – consider this book.
(1) Hudson, W. Ronald, Ralph Haas, Waheed Uddin, Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Publishing, ISBM 978-0-07-182011-0, 2013.
Written by: Barry Raskin on February 20, 2015