Service Value and Componentized Accounting of Infrastructure Assets

Pekka Leviäkangas, Farzad Pargar, Konsta Sirvio, Behrouz Khabbaz Beheshti, Peter E.D. Love

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    Asset management is a strategic tool for maintaining the value of an asset at a level that is satisfactory for users, asset owners, and taxpayers. This paper introduces the concept of service value. The concept is applied following the recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): service value equals the value of economic benefits generated by an asset. It is shown how alternative value accounting methods result in different asset values. The present value method, as recommended by accounting practitioners and in line with the concept of service value, is more appropriate for asset management purposes than the perpetual inventory method (PIM), despite the fact that the latter is more widely used. The impact of correct asset and service value accounting extends well beyond project and investment program management levels to the national accounting system of fixed capital. Incorrect asset management accounting may lead to serious under- or overestimation of investments and repair debt.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number04019025
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Infrastructure Systems
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jul 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • Accounting
    • Asset
    • Benefit
    • Infrastructure
    • Service value

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    Leviäkangas, Pekka ; Pargar, Farzad ; Sirvio, Konsta ; Khabbaz Beheshti, Behrouz ; Love, Peter E.D. / Service Value and Componentized Accounting of Infrastructure Assets. In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 3.
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    Service Value and Componentized Accounting of Infrastructure Assets. / Leviäkangas, Pekka; Pargar, Farzad; Sirvio, Konsta; Khabbaz Beheshti, Behrouz; Love, Peter E.D.

    In: Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 25, No. 3, 04019025, 02.07.2019.

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