STP1121

    A Critical Assessment of Pavement Management Standardization

    Published: Jan 1991


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    Abstract

    All aspects of implemented pavement management systems (PMS) cannot be standardized. However, several candidate areas for standardization related to pavement performance monitoring appear promising. These include the definitions of roughness, distress severity, and distress extent. Standardization may be useful for specification of equipment capability in measuring pavement roughness and distress. This does not imply that all agencies should use the same distresses as the critical parameters for triggering maintenance or rehabilitation actions. The KsDOT experience has clearly affirmed the necessity that a PMS be adaptable to the way a highway agency does business. A PMS may have specific standard parts or modules, but these must work within the existing agency planning and programming framework. Other generic standardization opportunities include PMS generated “products” (reports and data summaries) and PMS development and implementation steps.

    Keywords:

    Pavement management, pavement management systems, standardization, roughness measurement, distress evaluation, implementation


    Author Information:

    Clark, GN
    Geotechnical Engineer and administratorProfessor of Civil Engineering, Kansas Department of TransportationUniversity of Kansas, TopekaLawrence, KansasKansas

    Moore, RK
    Geotechnical Engineer and administratorProfessor of Civil Engineering, Kansas Department of TransportationUniversity of Kansas, TopekaLawrence, KansasKansas


    Paper ID: STP17812S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E17.41

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17812S


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