Committee on Maintenance
Jameelah E. Hayes, Program Manager for Engineering
Approved on September 28, 2015
Supports members with guidance for the maintenance operations of the evolving transportation system, and addresses new challenges through leadership and innovation.
Provides technical and policy guidance to members and supports the AASHTO organization in preserving and maintaining a safe and reliable highway infrastructure that meets the expectations of its customers.
The products and actions of SCOM will support members in their efforts to promote:
Strategic Focus Areas
Six “Strategic Focus Areas” connect to the goals as follows:
SCOM will have one Chair, two Vice-Chairs, a Research Coordinator, a Liaison and Secretary as shown in Figure 1. Each Vice-Chair will have primary responsibility for three of the six “Strategic Focus Areas”.
Figure 1 SCOM Structure
SCOM will achieve its goals through five Technical Working Groups (TWGs). The five TWGs are as follows:
It is anticipated there will be instances when specific topics or issues occur which will necessitate the creation of an ad hoc working group for a special assignment to address things like: investigation of an issue, coordination with other AASHTO committees, making recommendations, and developing an implementation plan or plan of action. These ad hoc working groups will be created and disbanded once the issue or topic has been resolved.
The TWGs have a well-defined leadership structure, broad participation and clear responsibilities:
Figure 2 TWG Structure
The SCOM Leadership (SCOML) will consist of:
FHWA/TRB/NCHRP/AASHTO representatives will supplement the SCOML meetings and activities, and provide guidance to the committee as appropriate. Any ad hoc working group Chair or Vice-Chair will also be a part of the SCOM Leadership.
The responsibility of the SCOML will be to provide the governance of the SCOM and make recommendations to the SCOM Chair and SCOM members on the direction of the Subcommittee and implementing the SCOM strategic plan(s).
The SCOML will be responsible for shepherding and supporting the following activities within the organizational structure:
Table 1 identifies specific areas for action as they relate to the five technical working groups and the six strategic focus areas. The table is intended to facilitate development of the TWG annual work plans, member participation in the annual meeting and other activities. This structure allows for broader subcommittee member participation during the annual meeting and facilitates the technical working groups’ role in addressing topics in each of the strategic focus areas that are of interest to various working groups while meeting the overall goals of the subcommittee.
Many activities involve liaison with other organizations, committees and subcommittees. A list of organizations, committees and subcommittees that have activities of relevance to SCOM are included in the appendix.
Table 1 SCOM Organization and Functional Matrix, and Areas for Action
Appendix – Liaisons
SCOM has formal and informal liaisons with a number of organizations and committee. The following three tables identify:
A list of the liaisons will be maintained on the committee’s website.
Table 2 Organizations with Formal Liaisons
Table 3 AASHTO Affiliated Organizations, Committees and Subcommittees
Table 4 Other Organizations
Select for file/printed copy: Maintenance Strategic Plan_Final Approved-Sept. 28, 2015.pdf