This paper provides an overall view of airport Pavement Management Systems (PMS) components and it presents the experiences of different world airports in PMS implementation, use, and benefits. The primary components described in the paper include pavement inventory, pavement inspection, condition assessment, condition prediction, condition analysis, and work planning. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is also presented. Experience using PMS from different countries including Unites States, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, and Finland is presented. The PMS inventory component is for defining the management sections of the airfield pavements. Inspection is primarily based on distress but may also include structural, skid, and roughness surveys. Condition assessment is the reduction of the inspection data into condition indexes that are useful for pavement functional and structural evaluation. Condition prediction is the ability to predict the derived condition indexes in the future and to be able to perform maintenance and repair (M&R) budget consequence analysis. Condition analysis is the ability to view past and future conditions assuming no major M&R is performed. Work planning is the ability to determine the condition and M&R backlog consequence of a given budget. Alternatively, work planning is the ability to determine budget requirements for a desired condition level or M&R requirements. Inventory, condition, and analysis data can also be presented on airport maps using GIS technology. The primary requirement is to link the pavement inventory management sections to the GIS map polygons. There are several different computerized PMSs currently in use by airport authorities around the world. The pavement management components of selected systems will be presented. Also presented will be a description of how these various systems are being used and benefits derived by the airport authorities.

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    World Road Association (PIARC)

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  • Authors:
    • Shahin, M
    • Doll, A
    • Lange, G
    • Nilsson, F
    • Tasanen, R
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  • Publication Date: 2003


  • English

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 19p

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  • Accession Number: 00987848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM