This work provides an up-to-date description of road maintenance management. Written primarily from a management perspective, it provides insights into the relationship between the various functions involved in managing a modern road network. It has been developed based on the experience of project work in this field carried out in a number of countries. The text provides a framework for considering aspects of management, such as policy formulation, network considerations, staff responsibilities, level of data detail, cost estimating methods, and others, that relate to four basic management functions: planning, programming, preparation, and operations. This text is for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of highway or pavement engineering worldwide. The book should also be of interest to: all universities with civil engineering courses; professional engineers involved in highway design and maintenance; and support institutions: World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Bank;and also bilateral aid donors, such as DFID (UK), SIDA, DANIDA, NORAD, FINNIDA, GTZ, and JICA.
Dr RICHARD ROBINSON is an independent consultant in highway management and holds an honorary appointment at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this he worked for more than twenty years at the Transport and Road Research Laboratory and for six years at consultants Rendel Palmer & Tritton. He has undertaken consultancies throughout the world, has published numerous papers and has lectured extensively.UNO DANIELSON is Director, Director-General Staff, responsible for road maintenance at the Swedish National Road Administration. He has many years' experience of road maintenance management at both the regional and national levels in Sweden and has promoted research and education in road maintenance management at the Royal Institute of Technology and other universities.MARTIN SNAITH has been involved for the past twenty years in the establishment and development of highways research and highway management research at the University of Birmingham. In addition to acting as highway adviser to the Swedish National Road Administration and the Roads Service (Northern Ireland), he has participated in projects and given courses in many overseas countries, including China, India, Sierra Leone, Malaysia, Indonesia and Chile. He is currently Professor of Highway Engineering and Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Birmingham.