Integration of Municipal Infrastructure Asset Management Processes: Challenges and Solutions
Source: National Research Council Canada
Municipal infrastructure management decision-making is inherently an integrated process that requires the assimilation of a multitude of data, processes, and software systems. Current work practices have resulted in significant process and data fragmentation, which have subsequently created much inefficiency that impede the implementation of effective management strategies. There is a broad consensus in the industry that adopting integrated multi-disciplinary approaches is a key requirement for implementing efficient, sustainable, and proactive asset management programs. This paper discusses the main challenges for implementing integrated Municipal Infrastructure Management Environments (MIMEs), and proposes specific solutions to address these challenges.