HOW TO USE THE MAV ASSET MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE BASE
The MAV Asset Management Knowledge Base was developed to
provide a resource for local streets and road asset management
practitioners in Victorian for actual streets and road asset performance
and best practice.
Registered users of the Asset Management Knowledge Base
may use the knowledge base to source knowledge on actual performance of
local street and road pavements, spray seals and asphalt wearing surfaces,
gravel resheets on unsealed roads and best practice in road pavement
renewals, spray seal and asphalt wearing surfaces, gravel resheets and
maintenance practices for sealed and unsealed roads.
Access to the knowledge base is restricted to registered
users. Registration may be
arranged through the Municipal Association of Victoria.
The knowledge base requires users to:-
Contribute to the knowledge base by input of data for their
projects and maintenance activities.
Compare performance of their streets and roads with best practice
identified in the knowledge base. Seek
additional information from those councils with similar operating
variables identified in the knowledge base listings and improve operating
practices with the knowledge gained from the knowledge base and from
councils with similar operating conditions.
On successful login, users will be taken to a User Screen
that has five areas
Data entry. Users can
input data in each of the six data input forms.
The data input forms contain instructions and pre-set responses in
drop down boxes with links to definitions in the glossary.
Renewals Performance Reports.
Explanation of these reports is shown below.
Best Practice Reports. Explanation
of these reports is shown below.
Policy and Practice Reports. These
are hyperlinks to associated reference documents
Links to Reference Web Sites.
Help Desk support is provided
for registered users.
Knowledge on renewals performance is provided in four
Road pavements renewed at end of life
Road pavements renewed prior to end of life with upgrade
Seals and reseals
Gravel resheets for unsealed roads
Best practice knowledge is available in seven knowledge
Sealed pavements renewals
Seals and reseals
Sealed street/road maintenance for individual
Sealed street/road maintenance for hierarchy categories
Unsealed road maintenance for individual roads
Unsealed road maintenance for hierarchy categories
Each knowledge source for renewals is listed in order of
lowest to highest life cycle cost. Life
cycle cost is expressed in terms of $ per square metre per year ($/m2/yr).
This is calculated from the current cost of the renewal work
divided by the estimated economic life divided by the respective area
(pavement, seal or formation).
Knowledge on maintenance practices is presented in order
of lowest to highest annum maintenance cost per kilometre for individual
streets/roads or for street/road hierarchy categories.
To see examples of renewals performance reports and best
practice reports click here.
The aim of the knowledge base is to identify best
performance and best practice, the relevant factors and variables
applicable to the work and location and make this knowledge available to
the whole public works industry.
Details of the knowledge on individual projects and
practices is available by drilling-down from the summary knowledge
listings to individual data records including contact details for the
relevant council and officer.
The MAV encourages all local governments to participate
in the MAV Asset Management Knowledge Base to identify and disseminate
best practice asset management throughout the Victorian local government
The Asset Management Knowledge Base will enable councils
in time to demonstrate to their communities and government that they are
managing their local roads assets at best practice.