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A comprehensive, up-to-the-minute account of bridge management developments for researchers, designers, builders, administrators, and owners

Bridge Management draws on Bojidar Yanev's thirty years of research, teaching, and consulting as well as his management of 800 of New York City's 2,200 bridges. It offers an insider's view of the problems to be resolved in bridge management by civil and transportation engineers, budget and asset managers, abstract analysts, and hands-on field workers.

The personal search of the author for solutions is juxtaposed with an overview of the dynamic interactions between bridge builders and the social and physical forces shaping the transportation infrastructure over the centuries. Bridge Management uniquely integrates the priorities, constraints, objectives, and tastes governing the domains of structural mechanics, economics, public administration, and field operations at both the project and network levels. It features:
* A review of current bridge management vulnerabilities, objectives, tools, and products
* Dozens of case studies illustrating the application of analytic models, and practical developments currently shaping the field
* Unique chapters exploring the evolution of bridge design, construction, and maintenance, from the origins of deliberate planning to the current integrated lifecycle asset management models

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471691624
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/29/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Bojidar Yanev, EngSCD, is the Executive Director of the Bridge Inspection and Bridge Management Department of the New York City Department of Transportation. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents



Introduction: Engineering and Management.

Chapter 1: Engineering and Management: The Dynamic Equilibrium.

1.1 Assets, Activities, Statics, and Dynamics.

1.2 Art, Science, Empiricism, and Abstraction.

1.3 Engineers as Managers.

1.4 Engineers and Managers.

1.5 Demand and Supply.

1.6 Knowledge and Information.

1.7 Benefits and Costs.

1.8 Determinism, Uncertainty, and Faith in Theory and Application.

1.9 Vagueness, Ignorance, and Randomness.

1.10 Objectivity and Subjectivity; Quantity and Quality.

1.11 Competence and Qualifications.

Part I: Demand: From Structures to System.

Chapter 2: Objectives, Constraints, Needs, and Priorities.

2.1 Maximizing Utility.

2.2 Optimizing Objectives.

2.3 Prioritizing Actions.

2.4 Minimizing Risk.

Chapter 3: Failures.

3.1 Understanding and/or Avoiding.

3.2 Catastrophic Failures.

3.3 Partial Failures, Near Failures, and Overdesign.

3.4 Causes.

3.5 Compounded Effects and Coincidences.

3.6 Lessons.

Chapter 4: Vulnerabilities in Product and Process.

4.1 Management.

4.1.1 Administration.

4.1.2 Personnel.

4.1.3 Emergency Management/Damage Control.

4.1.4 Ignorance/Miscommunication.

4.1.5 Economy and Economics.

4.1.6 External Causes and Sphere of Competence.

4.1.7 BMS/MIS.

4.2 Analysis and Design.

4.2.1 Specifications.

4.2.2 Model.

4.2.3 Connections.

4.2.4 Loads.

4.3 Design and Construction.

4.3.1 Materials.

4.3.2 Construction.

4.3.3 Maintainability, Repairability, and Inspectability.

4.4 Maintenance (Section 11.4).

4.5 Inspection (Section 14.5).

4.5.1 Structural Diagnostics and Health Monitoring (Sections 10.6 and 15.1).

4.6 Operation.

4.6.1 Movable Bridges.

4.6.2 Safety of Field Operations.

4.7 Anticipation of Vulnerabilities.

Chapter 5: Probability of Failure.

5.1 Risk Assessment.

5.2 Structural Reliability.

5.3 Network Reliability.

5.4 Process Reliability.

5.5 Reanalysis.

Part II: Assessments: Bridge Management Support Systems.

Chapter 6: System and Structure.

Chapter 7: Data Management.

Chapter 8: Inventory.

8.1 Essential Parameters.

8.2 Types of Bridges.

8.3 Components, Elements, and Members.

Chapter 9: Assessments: Conditions, Needs, and Resources.

9.1 Supply of and Demand for Expertise.

9.2 Needs/Response Options.

9.3 Quantity/Quality and Determinism/Uncertainty.

9.4 Change over Time.

9.5 Size, Complexity, and Importance.

Chapter 10: Structural Conditions.

10.1 Serviceability.

10.1.1 Serviceability Forecasts.

10.2 Structural Vulnerability.

10.2.1 Vulnerability Forecasts.

10.3 Potential Hazards.

10.3.1 Potential-Hazard Forecasts.

10.4 Structural Condition Evaluation.

10.4.1 Rating/Descriptive.

10.4.2 Defect/Action.

10.4.3 Elements.

10.4.4 From Element to Bridge Condition Rating.

10.4.5 Structural Condition Forecasts.

10.5 Load Ratings.

10.5.1 Load Posting.

10.5.2 Load Rating Forecasts.

10.6 Diagnostics.

10.6.1 From Diagnosis to Prognosis.

10.7 Summary.

Chapter 11: Needs.

11.1 Quality and Quantity of Services.

11.1.1 Options and Definitions.

11.2 Hazard Mitigation.

11.3 Rehabilitation and Replacement.

11.4 Maintenance and Repair.

11.5 Economic Assessments.

11.5.1 Benefit–Cost Analysis.

Chapter 12: Decision Making.

12.1 Strategic Planning/Asset Management.

12.2 Optimization.

12.3 Implementation.

Part III: Execution: From System to Structures.

Chapter 13: Tasks and Operations.

13.1 Administration.

13.2 Quality Assurance and Control, Peer Review.

13.3 Responsibility, Accountability, and Liability.

13.4 Design/Construction.

13.5 Maintenance and Repair.

Chapter 14: Structural Inspection and Evaluation.

14.1 National Bridge Inspection Standards.

14.2 Special-Emphasis Details.

14.3 Inspection Types.

14.4 Personnel.

14.5 Inspection Reliability and Quality (QC&QA).

Chapter 15: New Technologies and BMS.

15.1 Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation.

15.2 Structural Health Monitoring.

15.3 Expert Systems.

15.4 Intelligent Transportation Systems.

15.5 BMS Management.

Chapter 16: Conclusion.



Appendix 1. "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or the Wonderful One-Hoss Shay" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Appendix 2. Bayesian Statistical Decision Theory and Reliability-Based Design.

Appendix 3. "The Machine That Won the War" by I. Asimov.

Appendix 4. Conditional Probability.

Appendix 5. Uncertainty.

Appendix 6. Quantitative Management Techniques.

Appendix 7. Structural Reliability.

Appendix 8. Optimization.

Appendix 9. Probability.

Appendix 10. Upper and Lower Bound Theorems of Plastic Frame Analysis.

Appendix 11. Highlights of History of U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI).

Appendix 12. First Costs.

Appendix 13. Network and Project Bridge Management.

Appendix 14. U.S. National Bridge Inventory (NBI) and Proposed NBI Specifications.

Appendix 15. Analytical Tools for Asset Management.

Appendix 16. Bridge Management System (BMS).

Appendix 17. Bridge Reliability Accounting for Redundancy.

Appendix 18. Data Integration.

Appendix 19. Privatization.

Appendix 20. State Highway Letting Program Management.

Appendix 21. Warranty, Multiparameter, and Best-Value Contracting.

Appendix 22. Emergency Management.

Appendix 23. Linkages between Transportation Investments and Economic Performance.

Appendix 24. System Development.

Appendix 25. Loading Combinations and Limit States.

Appendix 26. Structural Stability.

Appendix 27. Effective Slab Width for Composite Action.

Appendix 28. Live-Load Distribution Factors.

Appendix 29. Superstructure Deflections.

Appendix 30. AASHTO Design Live Loads.

Appendix 31. Impact Factors.

Appendix 32. Seismic Design Criteria for Bridges and Other Highway Structures.

Appendix 33. Prioritization of Seismic Vulnerabilities.

Appendix 34. Bridge Life-Cycle Cost Analysis (BLCCA).

Appendix 35. Hambly’s Paradox.

Appendix 36. Optimization Models.

Appendix 37. Numerical Optimization.

Appendix 38. Minimizing Life-Cycle Costs of Catastrophic Structural Failures.

Appendix 39. General Categories of Performance Indicators for Decision Making.

Appendix 40. Condition Rating Systems.

Appendix 41. Bridge Condition Ratings.

Appendix 42. Expert Systems (ESs) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Appendix 43. Simulated Annealing (SA) and Genetic Algorithms (GAs).

Appendix 44. Condition Deterioration Models.

Appendix 45. AASHTO Load Rating.

Appendix 46. Flags.

Appendix 47. Expert Systems for Bridge Management.

Appendix 48. Preventive Maintenance (PM)/Maintainability.

Appendix 49. User Cost Estimates.

Appendix 50. Glossary of Highway Quality Assurance Terms.

Appendix 51. Design Exception Practices.

Appendix 52. Maintenance Implementation.

Appendix 53. NBIS Qualifications of Personnel.


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