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Correction Chamber - A Correction Chamber is a large concrete chamber designed to provide a dosing point for pH correction of treated water at a Water Treatment Plant.

Corrective Maintenance - Corrective maintenance is maintenance carried out after a failure has occurred, and intended to restore an item to a state in which it can perform its required function. (This may include breakdown or reactive maintenance)

Corrosion Pitting - Corrosion Pitting is localised corrosion which, if it remains unchecked, will lead to small holes in the pipe wall. These small holes can lead to pipe blow out.

Corrugations - Corrugations are closely & regularly spaced transverse undulations in the surface of a road. Corrugations are known as Washboarding in some countries.

Cost - Cost is the amount of cash or cash equivalents paid or the fair value of the other consideration given to acquire an asset at the time of its acquisition or construction or, where applicable, the amount attributed to that asset when initially recognised in accordance with the specific requirements of other Australian Accounting Standards.

Cost Estimate - A cost estimate is an estimate of the cost of future works.

Cost of Failure - The cost of failure of an asset may be:

  • environmental
  • social
  • operational
  • economic

Cost-Benefit Analysis - A Cost-Benefit Analysis is an economic decision-making approach. It is used in the assessment of whether a proposed project, program or policy is worth doing, or to choose between several alternative ones. It involves comparing the total expected costs of each option against the total expected benefits, to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs, and by how much.

Council Plan - A Council Plan is a plan that documents the strategic objectives of a Council.

Councillor - A councillor is an elected representative on a local government council.

Coupon Removal - Coupon Removal is the process of cutting out a circular section of a pipe wall.

Court - The term court has a few different meanings, but the most common local government usage is probably as a synonym for cul-de-sac, i.e. a dead-end street with only one inlet/outlet.

Crack Sealing - Crack Sealing is the process of sealing cracks in sealed roads with a hot polymer/rubberised bitumen sealant.

Cracking - Cracking is the presence of cracks in a road surface or a range of other civil structures and infrastructure assets.

Creation/Acquisition Plan - A Creation/Acquisition Plan is a document that defines how an organisation decides when new assets need to be created and existing assets need to be upgraded, the projected cost of these works and the standards applicable to them. Construction/Acquisition Plans are often a section within an Asset Management Plan.

Creative Commons Licencing - Creative commons licencing is a type of copyright protection. The original author of the material retains copyright to the his or her work, while enabling the copying, distributing and re-use of their work for non-commercial purposes by third parties, provided the original author or creator of the work is credited.

Creative Commons ShareAlike License - "ShareAlike" is one of four standard license conditions used by Creative Commons in its six main licence models. It allows others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.

Critical Asset - A critical asset is an asset for which the financial, business or service level consequences of failure are sufficiently severe to justify proactive inspection and rehabilitation. Critical assets have a lower threshold for action than non-critical assets.

Criticality - Criticality is the quality, state, or degree of being of the highest importance.

Crocodile Cracking - Crocodile Cracking is interconnecting or interlaced cracking in a road seal resembling the hide of a crocodile. Cell sizes can vary in size up to 300mm across, but are typically less than 150mm across. Crocodile Cracking is often a sign of pavement failure.

Cross-Disciplinary Team - A Cross-Disciplinary Team is a team of people with a wide range of different skills & expertise.

Crumb Rubber - Crumb Rubber is rubber granules obtained from recycling rubber tyres. Discarded rubber tyres are ground into crumbs. The size of these crumbs are graded by passing them though a series of meshes. Each mesh has holes of size smaller than the one above it, thereby sorting the crumbs by size. The crumb size can be as small as 0.25 mm.

Cul-de-sac - A cul-de-sac (also court & close) is a dead-end street with only one inlet/outlet.

Cultural Asset - A cultural asset is an asset of cultural significance, that won't depreciate in value over time. Examples of cultural assets include artworks & antique furniture.

Culvert - A culvert is a conduit used to enclose a flowing body of water. It may be used to allow water to pass underneath a road, railway, or embankment for example. Culverts can be made of many different materials; steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and concrete are the most common. Formerly, construction of stone culverts was common.

Current Asset - A "current asset" is an asset which is expected to be sold or consumed within one financial year.

Customer Request Management - Customer Request Management or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is the processes a company uses to track and organize its contacts with its current and prospective customers. CRM software is used to support these processes.

Customer Satisfaction Survey - A customer satisfaction survey is a survey that is designed to ascertain the level of satisfaction customers have with a range of products or services.

Cycleway - A cycleway is a special road, route, or path intended for use by cyclists. (Bicycle lanes along the side of a road are not cycleways)

Cyclical Maintenance - Cyclical Maintenance or cyclic maintenance is maintenance which is repeated on a periodic basis.

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