STANDARDIZATION OR HARMONIZATION: WHAT IS NEEDED FOR PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT?

This paper begins with a discussion of the different types of standards and of the typical developmental stages through which technical standards tend to evolve. Attention is then focused on harmonization, which is stage 5 of standard development. Three approaches to achieving harmonization are discussed. These are correlation, calibration to an independent fundamental reference, and classification. The discussion continues with a review of the status and progress of standardization in pavement management. First, the tangible, familiar elements of specific data and information such as pavement condition and traffic are considered, and second, the more conceptual aspects such as terminology, management system principles, and implementation issues. A listing of ASTM standards relating to pavement management is provided. Final comments concern international cooperation in developing standards and the direction for pavement management standards.

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    • The proceedings of the Third International Conference on Managing Pavements is published in three volumes. Volumes 1 and 2, published prior to the conference, include papers to be presented at the conference. Volume 3, published after the conference, contains the opening and closing plenary session addresses, keynote presentations, several invited papers, and results of the various workshops.
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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Henry, J J
    • Paterson, WDO
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  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 16-28
  • Monograph Title: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING PAVEMENTS, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MAY 22-26, 1994. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLUME 3
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  • Accession Number: 00721457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309055024
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 15 1996 12:00AM