STP1121: Research and Innovation Toward Standardized Pavement Management

    Hudson, WR
    Dewitt C. Greer Centennial ProfessorNorman W. McLeod Engineering Professor, The University of TexasUniversity of Waterloo, AustinWaterloo, TexasOntario

    Haas, RCG
    Dewitt C. Greer Centennial ProfessorNorman W. McLeod Engineering Professor, The University of TexasUniversity of Waterloo, AustinWaterloo, TexasOntario

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    Pavement management implementation experience suggests that many of the same problems found in PMS in the 1970's still exist in the 1990's. A comprehensive program of research and innovation within the context of a standardized pavement management process is required to address these problems. The program should consider the issues, both process- and technology-related, and it should incorporate short-term, immediate problems, intermediate and long-term or strategic research, plus implementation. In addition, the elements of successful research must be represented, including the short-, intermediate- and long-term planning effort, top-level commitment plus sufficient financial support, flexibility and freedom for innovation, development of research capability, and dissemination of the research results. Finally, there are many specific opportunities for innovation and major advances in pavement management technology and application within several broad areas ranging from the development of long-term performance-based specifications to a major program for codifying the next generation of pavement management.

    Keywords:

    pavement management, research needs, issues, standardization, framework, generic, planning, innovation, implementation, opportunities, specifications, technology, advances


    Paper ID: STP17799S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17799S


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