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Program and Project Scheduling Concepts for Bridge Asset Management

  • Mar 14, 2019 (2:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Webinar (desktop or laptop access)


DEADLINE: Monday, March 11, 2019


This presentation will cover program and project scheduling concepts for bridge asset management. It will go over recent Federal definitions and requirements related to bridge asset management. It will include setting goals, objectives, and performance targets for highway bridges and structures. Asset management, performance targeting and bridge preservation concepts are evolving rapidly for both state and local systems. The presentation will cover evolving bridge asset management concepts, including recent evolutions and best practices in performance measure setting at state and local levels, concepts of risk management and optimization, along with FHWA guidance on performance target setting.

Overview of the value of bridge preservation and asset management:

  • Federal definitions and requirements related to bridge asset management
  • FHWA Bridge Preservation Guide
  • Overviews of the most common tools for bridge asset management and scheduling
    • Preservation, Rehabilitation, Replacement
    • Program Risk Assessment
  • Tools for deterioration modeling and forecasting condition of bridge components
  • Performance target setting examples from various state and local jurisdictions
  • Bridge Management System Development (Will talk about the BMS National Working Group)
  • Developing a sustainable bridge program in a "state of good repair."


Dave Juntunen joined The Kercher Group as the Bridge Management Practice Lead in April 2018. He has over 31 years of experience as a bridge engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). His experience includes bridge management, bridge design, structural research, bridge operations, and bridge program development. Dave led the development and implementation of Michigan DOT's bridge program from 2002 to 2018, using an effective mix of fixes including preservation, rehabilitation, and replacement projects to improve Michigan's freeway bridge condition from 79 percent good or fair to 95 percent good or fair, achieving the department's strategic goal. Mr. Juntunen is a nationally recognized leader in bridge management and bridge preservation. He has served on numerous committees with AASHTO, FHWA, TSP2, and Midwest Pavement Preservation Partnership. Dave has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a Professional Engineer with the state of Michigan.

Target Audience

Bridge engineers, planning staff, project programmers, STIP and TIP developers, bridge inspection staff, road and street managers and superintendents.

More Info

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