A road bridge maintenance management framework : a case of Nigeria road network

Balogun, TB 2020, A road bridge maintenance management framework : a case of Nigeria road network , in: ARCOM 2020 Conference, 7th-8th September 2020, Online.

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Abstract

Road infrastructure suffers extreme deterioration and unexpected failures in most developing countries. Nigeria, without exception, undergoes a similar problem and several attempts to tackle the issue have not been successful. A critical review on the current road and bridge conditions, existing maintenance practices and the limitations associated with these practices suggested that a scientific maintenance management tool applied in other countries could apply to the Nigeria context to address the problem. NIG ROAD framework was developed following the review conducted on PMS and BMS used in other countries. The framework was presented to multiple stakeholders to critique and comment on the benefits, challenges and barriers of implementing such framework. Findings revealed that the framework would aid the Nigerian Government and relevant agencies with making effective budgetary plans and with the planning of maintenance work. However, the challenges of implementing such framework far outweigh the benefit, and a prominent problem is the people’s attitude towards maintenance and new technologies. It is recommended that a cultural shift plus an emphasis on the monetary savings and benefits of implementing the framework is needed amongst policymakers and ministry of highway maintenance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
ISBN: 9780995546332
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Depositing User: Dr TB Balogun
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 10:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62307

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