OVERVIEW OF STANDARDS TOWARDS ROAD ASSET INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Keywords: Austroads, Asset Management, Data Standards, COBie, IFC, Information Exchange, Road Network
Abstract. Governmental agencies, companies and other organisations benefit from sharing data effectively using a harmonised data specification. In asset management, data standards exist from the construction phase through to the operation of the building. A gap exists within transport agencies in Australia and New Zealand for the road asset information exchange. The expectation is that by transferring road asset data from one system to another using a commonly accepted data standard, annual cost savings are predicted to be achieved within these countries of between $65 and $130 million. Current developments are investigating standardising road asset data. This research provides a critical review of data standards for vertical and horizontal infrastructure, namely buildings and roads, and reviews current approaches that deal with the challenge of information exchange for the road network.