Knowledge-Based Inspection Capabilities
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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Effective facility infrastructure inspections are essential for a successful asset management program. They provide vital decision support information about current condition, future performance and reliability, and capital repairrestoration requirements. Some infrastructure assets are inspected using strictly regimented procedures at a specified frequency, but that approach is cost-prohibitive for most infrastructure domains, especially where failure does not present a compelling safety hazard. Abandoning certain inspection programs to reduce costs is not a viable alternative, however, because that could degrade real property investments, soldier quality of life, and mission-readiness. The best way to reduce inspection costs while effectively managing risk would be a knowledge-based process that focuses technical attention and resources on the most crucial aspects of infrastructure life-cycle and mission-criticality.
- Administration and Management
- Information Science
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies