Wharf Structures Condition Assessment Manual

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The Manual is a recognised asset management tool to help asset owners with consistent and repeatable inspections of a wide range of asset types including but not limited to wharves, piers, jetties, walkways, breakwaters, revetments, embankments, and other fixed assets. It contains a condition inspection framework and visual assessment tool, both of which are flexible for user customisation.

The Manual has been developed to promote the use of best practice methods for the inspection and condition assessment of wharf structures.  The Manual is designed to enhance data collection efficiency and to assist in moving towards a consistent approach for condition assessment of wharf structures in Australia. 


The document is also intended to provide guidance on common physical testing methods for marine structures.  It is intended that the outcome of these investigations will be used as part of an overall asset management strategy. 


The inspection and testing outcomes can be used in conjunction with structural, reliability, and risk assessments to enhance subsequent decision-making and to enable the asset owner’s overall asset management objectives to be achieved. 

The revised Manual provides guidance about how to undertake assessments flexible for user customisation. The previous version came with a spreadsheet to use as the basis for these assessments, and this spreadsheet is still compatible with the revised addition. Should you want a copy of the old spreadsheet this can be provided upon request.


The Manual consists of the following sections:

  • Introduction to WSCAM
  • Condition Assessment Framework
  • Inspection Data Definition
  • Inspection Methods and Data Collection
  • Physical Assessment
  • Condition Information Review

Please fill out the form so that we can send you an invoice to purchase the Manual. An electronic version of the Manual will be made available upon receipt of funds via credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) or EFT. All credit card purchases will incur a transaction fee.

The price of the WSCAM will depend on the type and size of your organisation.

For consultants and contractors with 50 or more employees in the entire organisation the price is $3,000 plus GST.

For consultants and contractors with 49 or fewer employees in the entire organisation the price is $1,000 plus GST.

For educational institutions, asset owners, and other organisations the price is $700 plus GST.