Use of trenchless technologies for a comprehensive asset management of culverts and drainage structures

Ossama Salem, Baris Salman, Mohammad Najafi, Ahmed Moawad

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Abstract

The rapid deterioration and aging of infrastructure elements require transportation agencies to make quick and reliable decisions. While comprehensive infrastructure management strategies have been developed for the visible components of the highway system (e.g. bridges and pavement), culverts and drainage structures are often neglected. In a previous study, the authors investigated the current culvert asset management practices of transportation agencies and also developed the inventory and inspection protocols necessary for establishing an effective culvert asset management program (Najafi et al. 2008). This study builds upon the findings of the previous research project and focuses on the application of trenchless technologies for inspection, construction, repair and renewal of culverts. First, a review of the relevant literature was conducted. Second, in order to identify and characterize trenchless technology methods used for buried pipes, departments of transportation and technology providers were asked to complete a written survey. The limitations of trenchless technologies in terms of applicability to culverts are investigated. A decision support tool is generated in order to help decision makers to identify the most preferred repair/renewal procedures given the condition of the culvert.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPipelines 2010
Subtitle of host publicationClimbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2010 Conference
Pages1068-1077
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2010
EventPipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2010Sep 1 2010

Publication series

NamePipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest - Proc. of the Pipelines 2010 Conference
Volume386

Other

OtherPipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/28/109/1/10

Keywords

  • Assets
  • Culverts
  • Drainage
  • Hydraulic structures
  • Trenchless technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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    Salem, O., Salman, B., Najafi, M., & Moawad, A. (2010). Use of trenchless technologies for a comprehensive asset management of culverts and drainage structures. In Pipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2010 Conference (pp. 1068-1077). (Pipelines 2010: Climbing New Peaks to Infrastructure Reliability - Renew, Rehab, and Reinvest - Proc. of the Pipelines 2010 Conference; Vol. 386). https://doi.org/10.1061/41138(386)102