The road user regards the efficiency (or serviceability) of the road network in terms of costs (direct costs through fuel, wear and tear, and indirect costs through taxation), delay, comfort and safety. The engineer also has to quantify these criteria in addition to predicting the future pavement life, while dealing with financial limits in the planning of new and remedial works. In this paper the authors seek to identify the factors which are generally considered to be significant in the assessment of pavement serviceability and describe briefly the means available to evaluate performance. Recent developments in UK equipment are referred to and consideration is given to devices developed outside the UK. The advantages and disadvantages of machine-based systems versus manual assessment methods are discussed. For the covering abstract of the symposium see TRIS 396069. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper is from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Highway Maintenance and Data Collection July 13-14, 1983, Nottingham University, England. Volume 1 Papers. Volume 2 Discussion.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Nottingham University, England

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Nottingham NG9 3FQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bailie, HJH
    • Stewart, E T
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM