Condition and Performance Rating Procedures for Nonrubble Breakwaters and Jetties
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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In an effort to improve maintenance techniques and practices for inland waterway and coastal structures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE established the Repair, Evaluation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Research REMR program, which was funded from 1984 to 1998. Within the REMR program is a group of projects dedicated to the development of computerized maintenance management systems for coastal and inland waterway navigational structures. The general intent of these REMR Management Systems is to provide maintenance managers at all levels with tools to promote easier and more effective maintenance and budget planning. Additional objectives are to create uniform procedures for assessing the condition of structures and to create assessment methods that will allow the condition of structures, and their parts, to be expressed numerically to take best advantage of the benefits available from the use of microcomputers in maintenance management. The condition and performance rating procedures described here evolved over several years through the joint effort of a number of people throughout the Corps coastal operations and maintenance OM, engineering, and research community. Representatives of each Coastal Engineer Division have been part of the advisory group guiding the project, and suggestions from people in every Coastal Engineer District have been used to produce the rating system documented here. It is expected that field application of these condition rating procedures will lead to further refinement and improvement over time.
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