Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance

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Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance


56 minutes

About the Course

A coherent approach to the operations and maintenance phase is essential for the long-term sustainability of infrastructures. This course focuses on aspects related to operations and maintenance management of infrastructures, showcasing multiple examples from around the world

Infrastructure operations, risk management, maintenance planning, and management concepts will be introduced, with accompanying case studies to better enhance understanding

Common infrastructure systems related issues, such as disaster preparedness and replacing aging developments—an emerging need for some advanced economies—will also be examined in this module. 

The course consists of 4 units:

  • Unit 1: Operations Management (15 minutes)

  • Unit 2: Infrastructure Services, Business Management and Business Development (14 minutes)

  • Unit 3: Maintenance Management (13 minutes)

  • Unit 4: Disaster Recovery and Infrastructure Replacement (14 minutes)

Learning Objectives

  • Learn key considerations related to infrastructure operations and maintenance phases, including related risks, financial management and innovative approaches to create demand. 
  • Understand the importance of sound business management principles for infrastructure management and learn from best practices globally.

How to Complete this e-Course

  • Watch 4 video lessons
  • Review open access reading materials
  • Answer 10 multiple choice questions
  • Answer feedback questions
  • Certificate with unique ID will be issued upon completion of course requirements


Nikhil Bugalia, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Nghia Nguyen, Capacity Building and Training Associate, Asian Development Bank (ADBI)

Lilian Tan, E-Learning Consultant, Asian Development Bank Institute

Email: [email protected]

Reading list

  1. Hayashi, Y., K.E. Seetha Ram, and Bharule, S. 2020. Handbook on High-Speed Rail and Quality of Life. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute. 
  2. Oo, Poe., Bugalia, Nikhil., Seetharam, K.E., Ikeda, Tetsuya., Koike, Toshio, 2020. Frontiers of Water-Related Disaster Management and the Way Forward. Asian Development Bank Institute. 
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