Standardization of quality control plans for highway bridges in Europe: COST Action TU 1406
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Physics (IOP)
Rights accessOpen Access
In Europe, as all over the world, the need to manage roadway bridges in an efficientway led to the development of different management systems. Hence, nowadays, many European countries have their own system. Although they present a similar architectural framework, several differences can be appointed. These differences constitute a divergent mechanism that may conduct to different decisions on maintenance actions. Within the roadway bridge management process, the identification of maintenance needs is more effective when developed in a uniform and repeatable manner. This process can be accomplished by the identification of performance indicators and definition of performance goals and key performance indicators (KPI), improving the planning of maintenance strategies. Therefore, a discussion at a European level, seeking to achieve a standardized approach in this subject, will bring significant benefits. Accordingly, a COST Action is under way in Europe with the aim of standardizing the establishment of quality control plans for roadway bridges.
CitationCasas, J., Matos, J. Standardization of quality control plans for highway bridges in Europe: COST Action TU 1406. A: International Conference BESTInfra: Building up Efficient and Sustainable Transport Infrastructure. "IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, volume 236". Praga: Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017, p. 1-10.