Special features and consequences of road facility maintenance management in built-over areas

This research evaluates as to how road maintenance within city limits should be developed and introduced. It also constitutes the basis for an according standard specification.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Architecture, bois et génie civil
  • Pôle de recherche Développement urbain et l'infrastructure
  • Champ de recherche Infrastructure de transport
  • Durée 05.09.2005 - 31.08.2008
  • Responsable du projet Martin Stolz
  • Direction du projet Marc Schroers
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH HESB | Architecture, bois et génie civil
    WIFpartner AG
  • Mots-clés Maintenance management, conservation of value, action planning, cost optimisation, built-o

Contexte initial

Given its complex parameters, road maintenance in built-over areas differs strongly from its interurban counterpart. The coordination of the various subsystems (e.g. water- and power supply) is paramount and since existing specifications do not account for these aspects and therefore do not meet the demands of city planning authorities, an adequate tool has to be developed for them.


The research describes the special features and concequences of road maintenance in built-over areas and its successfull implementation in cities and communities. It also constitutes the basis for an according standard specification.

Compétences clés

The applied core competences have been developed in road management papers and the related curriculum (road management and maintenance) . The subject-matter is the ideal coordination of all planning and construction aspects with the overall


The road maintenance management in cities and communities is being handled in various ways. There is hardly any standardisation to support the concerned authorities and the existing sets of regulation are hardly being used. The application of a standardised road management needs to be made more user-friendly.


The planned road maintenance tools have to be easy to use. The benefits of their use need to be obvious and motivating to everybody concerned.