The traditional methodology used to conduct condition audits is lengthy, expensive and complicated. Assessments are performed on-site and the defect surveys record every issue, no matter how minor or insignificant. These irrelevant records waste time and effort, not just in the initial assessment, but also in the ongoing management of the works program.
Importantly, the strategic factors affecting the asset or portfolio aren’t integrated with the data collected. This results in asset plans that aren’t always addressing the most critical maintenance issues.