PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT - DEVELOPMENT OF A PILOT PMS

This article reviews the Pilot Pavement Management System (PMS), which was implemented by the Hong Kong Highways Department in mid-1993 with the objective of studying the practicality of the PMS's full-scale introduction. The Pilot PMS generates life-cycle cost analyses of pavements, using the World Bank's Highways Design and Maintenance Standard and prediction model HDM-3, and optimises maintenance investment decision making. The network for the Pilot PMS is in Shatin new town, which has 147 roads of total length 160km, including 40km of high-speed roads, and 20km of cycle tracks. 90% of its roads have bituminous surfaced pavements, and 10% concrete pavements. The Australian NAASRA roughness meter, rather than a laser profilometer, was selected, mainly because of its lower cost. The network was tested using a Dynatest Series 8000 falling weight deflectometer (FWD) with a test spacing of 50m. The paper also describes the use of low-cost data collection systems, to facilitate the automatic processing of data collected by the PMS. It discusses: (1) the analysis and presentation of the data; (2) the updating of summary results to the pilot PMS database; and (3) graphical presentation on a network basis.

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    INSTITUTION OF HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION

    6 ENDSLEIGH STREET
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  WC1H 0DZ
  • Authors:
    • Howard, K R
    • TONGUE, F T
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM