Asset Management of Linear Civil Infrastructure – Through the Lens of a Changing Climate
Received Date: April 12, 2019; Published Date: April 26, 2019
Core linear civil infrastructure systems (e.g. roads, bridges, buried utilities and pipelines) are critical elements of society that meet our functional needs, sustain economic growth and development, and support our current standard of living through the transport of people, services, goods, water and energy. In Canada, approximately 60% of this core infrastructure is owned and maintained by local municipalities with a total asset value of $1.1 trillion . Throughout much of North America, a significant proportion of this core infrastructure was built in the 1950’s and 1960’s.