An account is given of Rendel, Palmer and Tritton's HERMIS and HiSMIS information systems. HERMIS, the Highway Engineering and Road Management Information System, has been adopted by all nine regions of Scotland and several English counties following its successful use by Hertfordshire County Council. HERMIS is a modular system which includes networks, inventory, Routine Maintenance Management System (RMMS), general maintenance budgets, and pavement management (SMART) and can be customised to users' requirements by setting parameter values. It is the only system which offers both routine maintenance management and pavement management within a fully integrated environment. Its applications are described with particular reference to experience in Hertfordshire. The pavement management (SMART) system is considered in more detail. HiSMIS, the Highway Structures Management Information System, was developed in response to a need for up-to-date information on bridges and other structures in order to reduce whole life costs. It uses standard dBase4 software. There are two versions, one for the UK and the developed world and one for developing countries. Each has four modules: inventory, inspection, maintenance and history. HiSMIS was introduced in March 1990, has been implemented by two authorities and implementation is planned by a third. (TRRL) (Author/TRRL)

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    Palladian Publications Limited

    14 Park Street
    Windsor, Berkshire,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1990-9-10


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00623718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2000 12:00AM