REMARKS BY DEPUTY FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR JOHN S. HASSELL, JR., BEFORE THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA, JULY 7, 1980.

We have become increasingly aware of the need to properly manage the highway systems themselves. This need we have categorized under the title of Pavement Management (PM), and have divided it into six major categories: planning, design, construction, maintenance, pavement monitoring and research. Effective PM involves the use of feedback of information on pavement performance, pavement maintenance, pavement rehabilitation activities, and the cost of providing and maintaining pavements. Our goal must be to improve the process of coordinating and managing all activities related to pavements to reduce the life-cycle cost for providing and maintaining pavements in a serviceable condition. Most States have adopted the concept of maintenance management to improve the productivity in highway maintenance through effective planning, scheduling, reporting, monitoring, and budgeting of maintenance activities. The States have developed the tool to use this management philosophy either internally with their own forces or through the expertise of a consultant. (Author)

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 3-5
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the maintenance management system
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  • Accession Number: 00334220
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031117
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM