In the Media
February 11, 2020

OHM Advisors' Asset Management Expert Authors Infrastructure Condition Assessment Article in Great Lakes Reporter

A asset management expert stands over a sanitary sewer cap.

The nation’s aging public works infrastructure continues to be rated around a grade D in the report published every four years by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), with investment needs for infrastructure replacement contributing heavily to this grade. OHM Advisors Principal and asset management advisor, Murat Ulasir, analyzes the recent 2-year assessment of aging sanitary sewer systems across the country in his recently published article in Great Lakes Reporter, the magazine of the American Public Works Association, Michigan chapter.

In his article, Ulasir discusses the 2016-18 physical inspections of nearly 30 million linear feet of the country’s sanitary sewer systems performed by the National Association of Sewer Services Companies (NASSCO). He discusses the method used to determine the physical and operational “condition states” of that infrastructure and analyzes the results, noting the differences in condition state assessment using factors such as the age of asset, the asset’s remaining useful life, and a combination of the two or other method. He concludes that a method of calculating an asset’s condition state using only the remaining useful life concept can be significantly misleading.

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OHM Advisors is the community advancement firm. Founded in 1962, we deliver award-winning work across the architecture, engineering, and planning spheres. With more than 500 employees in offices throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee, our team partners with leaders at all levels of government, school districts, developers, universities, and private companies to create great places.