Dr. Arnold Yuan is going to offer a new graduate course titled ‘Infrastructure Asset Management’ in Fall 2015. The course materials will be delivered on the new learning and teaching system D2L, instead of Blackboard, which is being phased out at Ryerson.
In this course, we will discuss the framework, concepts, skills and methods used for infrastructure asset management. Topics to be discussed include system analysis, lifecycle costing, decision making under uncertainty, demand forecasting, performance measure and monitoring, inspection technologies, condition assessment, deterioration modeling and lifetime prediction, maintenance and rehabilitation optimization, prioritization and programming, innovative project delivery, and project and program management. Case studies and industrial guest lectures on designated asset classes (transportation and municipal water and wastewater infrastructure) will be introduced to enhance the integration of the topics.
The major references are:
- Uddin W, Hudson WR & Haas R (2013). Public Infrastructure Asset Management, McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition. Click here for Library Permanent Link.
- International Infrastructure Management Manual, 4th Edition, 2011. Click here for Library Permanent Link.
- Ministry of Infrastructure, Ontario (2012). Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans. Queen’s Printer for Ontario.
- Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA, 2007) Guide to Accounting for and Reporting Tangible Capital Asset, Guidance for Local Governments and Local Government Entities that Apply the Public Sector Handbook
- Various Research Articles
About the Instructor
Joining Ryerson in 2008, Dr. Yuan is currently an associate professor working in the broad area he calls it risk-informed lifecycle infrastructure engineering, or rilcie. Research themes cover from engineering design to project management, from nuclear power plants to pavements, from building structures to sewers. Down to the fundamental research problems, Dr. Yuan is interested in understanding how we can better management deterioration in infrastructure systems. He was appointed in 2014 the founding Director of Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation.