Public Infrastructure Management: Tracking Assets and Increasing System Resiliency (Hardcover)

Public Infrastructure Management: Tracking Assets and Increasing System Resiliency By Frederick Bloetscher, PhD Cover Image

Public Infrastructure Management: Tracking Assets and Increasing System Resiliency (Hardcover)

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This book addresses the long-term maintenance, repair, and replacement of public infrastructure in a practical, cost effective manner—something that is missing in the current literature. Fixing our public infrastructure is essential for public health and safety and is fast becoming a national priority. This title provides an overview of the major public works infrastructure systems (water, sanitary sewer, stormwater, roads, bridges, and railways), including components, operational goals, maintenance, areas where failure can occur, and ways to address failure. Risk and vulnerability to these systems are evaluated and guidance on how to create a condition index (assessment), given limited data, is provided. It also includes statistical methods to make an assessment more robust. Recommendations on budgeting strategies and capital planning are also discussed and designed to bring the risk, vulnerability, and condition indices together into a thorough decision-making process. It is a must read for anyone involved in public infrastructure management, including professional civil and environmental engineers, utility managers, local government managers and officials, urban and regional planners, and civil and environmental engineering students.
Frederick Bloetscher is currently a Professor of Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Community Outreach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Bloetscher earned his Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His Ph.D. is in civil, environmental, and architectural engineering from the University of Miami.
Product Details ISBN: 9781604271393
ISBN-10: 1604271396
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2019
Pages: 400
Language: English
“Dr. Bloetscher’s comprehensive book provides a detailed overview of urban and rural water systems as well as helpful guidance for those charged with safeguarding public health and strengthening their communities. As water works operators and managers prepare for more extreme weather conditions, changing regulations, and elevated community expectations, this book can help them make our water works more resilient to environmental and financial shocks.” —Kenneth Mercer, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, AWWA Water Science and Journal AWWA, American Water Works Association

Public Infrastructure Management is an informative, comprehensive, well-researched, and eye-opening discussion of the public’s role in supporting the infrastructure that is the basis of our economic welfare. It explains how infrastructure is built, breaks, and should be fixed. This book is a must read for everyone in public service.” —William Y. Davis, Principal Planner, CDM Smith