• Contact:

    Anne Lebhardt

  • Project Group:

    Development + Transfer

  • Funding:

    Public call for tenders by the BASt/expert network BASt, BAW, EBA

  • Partner:

    Prof. Dr. Kunnibert Lennerts (TMB-Facility Management), Dr. Ahlam Hatem (TMB)

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Project Information

Project description / initial situation

  • Increasing demands on the performance and reliability of the transport infrastructure in Germany
  • Due to a wide variety of influences, a large number of infrastructure structures do not reach their planned service life
  • Many infrastructure structures will reach the end of their technical service life in the coming years due to increasing use and their advancing age
  • Currently, decisions about the measures during the useful life are made on the basis of the available property-related information.
  • Obtaining information is difficult and time-consuming due to the heterogeneous quality of the as-built documentation.
  • An advanced, intelligent life cycle management (LCM) can support this process substantially.


  • The current way of collecting and processing status data does not allow for preventive measures
  • Development of the concept of a modular indicator-supported life cycle management with regard to quick, targeted and comprehensible decisions
  • Elaboration of the different needs of the rail, road and waterway modes of transport Systematic collection of all relevant information in the form of parameters and timely and comprehensive evaluation
  • The parameters and their combinations should take into account all structural, economic, socio-cultural and ecological concerns and requirements
  • Development of two concepts that build on each other (object and network level) Identification of the relevant indicators and parameters at object and network level
  • The information sources of the construction authorities (rail, road, waterway) serve as the working basis. The data are made available free of charge and can be in digital and/or analogue form. The procedure of the construction authorities (road construction administrations of the federal states, WSV, DB Netz AG) for recording the data should not be changed.


  • Definition of terms, basics of life cycle management
  • Analysis of existing systems
  • Elaboration of the parameters and their combinations that are relevant for a transport carrier-overlapping LZM.
  • Selection of the parameters and description of the added value for the assessment of building conditions compared to previous methods 
  • Definition of the interface between network and object level 
  • Validation of the concept based on pilot projects 


Benefit of the procedure for those involved:

  • Universally applicable modular lifecycle management concept with a wide range of applications
  • Linking of network and object level using SWOT analysis
  • Weighting of buildings and measures using Paretro 
  • The concept can be used in particular for the LZM of existing buildings
  • Possibility of successive use and expansion of the concept
  • Indicator-based damage risk assessment