Volker, Leentje; Mónica Altamirano; Paulien Herder & Telli van der Lei: The impact of innovative contracting on asset management of public infrastructure networks, pp. 1-6. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2011), October 2nd-4th 2011. At: Cincinetti, USA.
The introduction of innovative contracts caused a shift in the roles and responsibilities between asset owner, asset manager and service providers. This shift requires better integration of decisions on strategic, tactical and operational level. In this paper we discuss the impacts of social technical trends on the asset management of public infrastructure networks. We identify trends in literature and illustrate some of the trade-offs for road maintenance. We conclude by identifying the effect of innovative contracting and other trends on the implementation of asset management systems and proposing a new direction for research into more dynamic contracting.