responsible stewardship of the nation's aging Infrastructure
Last Modified 7 August 2010
Industry and government research has produced a wide variety of techniques and tools for accomplishing each step in the generic FHWA process, as well as for risk-basing each step and integrating them into a comprehensive decision support system. Some of these methods are more expensive than others, but higher cost does not guarantee effectiveness and sometimes produces inferior results. Fortunately, there are some affordable methods, which, if properly implemented, can be quite effective. Click on any step in the process for descriptions of the currently available techniques and tools, which are most conducive to effectively supporting that particular step at an affordable price.