Pavement Management Data Collection and Analysis

by R. Frank Carmichael, III, ARE Inc, Austin, TX, USA,
John P. Zaniewski, ARE Inc, Austin, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


Pavement management systems (PMS) quantify the inventories of maintainable elements under an engineer/manager's jurisdiction including roadways, shoulders, bridges, culverts, guardrails, and traffic appurtenances. Such quantities are used to estimate workloads and develop budget requirements. It is also necessary to determine the condition distribution of each element, since different conditions require different maintenance and rehabilitation responses. This paper reviews common pavement condition survey methods. Microcomputers may be used to automate many data processing steps.

Subject Headings: Pavements | Data collection | Information management | Traffic management | Systems management | Computer software | Jurisdiction | Highway and road shoulders

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