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Transportation Asset Management Best Practices for Canada

December 13, 2016

Based on contents from TAC’s Synthesis of Transportation Asset Management Best Practices for Canada (2016)

Canadian agencies are moving toward systems that track asset performance from construction to retirement and use life cycle cost to make whole life maintenance and rehabilitation investment decisions. This webinar provided participants with an understanding of how Canadian agencies are developing and implementing transportation asset management practices. Detailed evaluation of the transportation asset management practices of 25 Canadian private sector, municipal, provincial and federal agencies were also highlighted.


  • PART 1: ISO 55 000 Asset Management Standard (AMS)
  • PART 2: International asset management practices
  • PART 3: State of asset management readiness
  • PART 4: Highlights of Canadian agencies’ best practices
  • PART 5: Lessons learned from Canadian agencies

Learning Objectives

  • Understand primary components of the ISO 55 000 AMS
  • Recognize best international transportation asset management practices
  • Gain awareness of transportation asset management practices in Canada
  • Use lessons learned from other Canadian transportation agencies
    Compare local practices of other Canadian agencies

Target Audience

  • Transportation asset management practitioners
  • Individuals responsible for asset management policy
  • Agency senior management and leadership
  • Transportation planners and operations staff
  • Public advisor and overview personnel (councillors, review boards, etc.)
  • Financial professionals


David K. Hein, Vice-President, Transportation Applied Research Associates (ARA)

David currently leads ARA’s Transportation Infrastructure Division, which participates in roadway asset management activities at all government levels. He headed an extensive evaluation of pavement asset management business practices of Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Regional Municipality of York and City of Regina. David was the principal investigator for the webinar’s cited TAC publication and co-author of TAC’s Pavement Design and Asset Management Guide. David also orchestrated the implementation of detailed asset management systems for the Sea-to-Sky Highway, 407 ETR and Route 1 Gateway. Past Chair of the World Road Association (WRA) Pavements Committee, David now represents Canada on the WRA Asset Management Committee.

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