By G.A.R Parke

This quantity comprises papers provided on the First foreign convention on Bridge administration, held on the college of Surrey, Guildford, united kingdom, from 28-30 March 1990.

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OECD, Paris, 1989. SORENSEN and FINN BERTHELSEN COWIconsult Consulting Engineers & Planners AS, 45, Teknikerbyen, DK-2830 Virum, Denmark ABSTRACT This paper describes the DANBRO bridge management and maintenance system (BMMS) and the aspects of implementing the BMMS at bridge authorities. The system provides a rational and systematic approach to organising and carrying out activities related to bridge management. It consists of: — A database system. — Three modules: • The inventory module. • The inspection and bearing capacity module.

The majority of the problems with bridges built over the last few decades or so are material, workmanship or detail related. It is important to record suppliers, types and origins of materials, and details changed on site or during fabrication. The regular inspection process which gathers information means that the facts have to be assessed and action decided on. It is of vital importance that the right information is collected, stored and used in the correct way. Management of the bridge stock of a UK 33 FIG.

The majority of the problems with bridges built over the last few decades or so are material, workmanship or detail related. It is important to record suppliers, types and origins of materials, and details changed on site or during fabrication. The regular inspection process which gathers information means that the facts have to be assessed and action decided on. It is of vital importance that the right information is collected, stored and used in the correct way. Management of the bridge stock of a UK 33 FIG.

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