This guide has been produced to help clients in the transport and infrastructure sectors to get to grips with Better Information Management. The guidance explains BIM and provides practical guidance for organisations about its implementation.
The consultation process on the draft revised Code of Practice has seen an overwhelming response from the sector. From the comments received one of the most significant issues identified was regarding the risk based approach and how this may be implemented in a highway authority context. As such, the Department for Transport has agreed additional guidance will be developed to support practitioners in this area.
New scour manual to help engineers manage risk: An update to the CIRIA Manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures will help bridge owners to address the risk of scour to infrastructure built in or near rivers and other channels.
The importance of maintenance needs to be recognised by decision makers, funded appropriately and well managed to ensure maximum value is achieved. This is the core message in a report by the World Road Association that makes the case for the importance of road maintenance by drawing on robust evidence from around the world.