HDM IV: A HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT TOOL

HDM IV: UN OUTIL DE GESTION ROUTIERE

This article describes the International Study of Highway Development and Management Tools, set up by several bodies in 1993. The three-year study aims to produce improved tools for developing economic and technical strategies in the road sector, to be used for the planning, budgeting, monitoring, and management of road systems. It is being conducted mainly by complementary teams in England, Sweden, and Malaysia. The English team (based at the University of Birmingham) is responsible for the logical design and software development of the new HDM-IV tools, which will incorporate an enhanced user interface to cater for all levels of user expertise. Its design allows for: (1) project analysis; (2) programme analysis; (3) strategy analysis; and (4) research and policy analysis. The team in Sweden is concentrating on developing relationships for pavement performance and road user costs, applicable to cold climates. The team in Malaysia is updating and extending technical relationships for road deterioration, maintenance effects, traffic flow, and road user costs in developing countries. Further studies are envisaged worldwide on: (1) congested traffic flow; (2) improved vehicle operating cost models; (3) emission and noise levels; (4) road safety; and (5) rigid pavements.

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    Permanent International Assoc of Road Congresses

    27 rue Guenegaud
    Paris,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • Accession Number: 00719949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM