Road and Asset Management

Road and asset management information.

Performance Based Maintenance Contracts

Performance based maintenance contracts as well as micro-enterprises.

2017 - Otta Seal Pavements
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 25-06-2019

Presentation showing different aspects of Otta Sealing.

2017 - Geocell Pavement Presentation
 212 Downloads
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 25-06-2019

Presenation to Transportation Research Board Low Volume Roads Committee on Geocell Pavements.

2016 - Geocells for Affordable Pavements
 470 Downloads
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 25-06-2019

Paper to the IRF Conference on Geocell work being pilot tested in the Pacific Islands.

Presentation to the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavements on how a road maintenance industry was created in Tonga through the 'Transport Sector Consolidation Project'.

Paper to the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavements.

The Kingdom of Tonga is a small island country in the South Pacific, located some 1,500 km north-east of New Zealand. The road network, approximately 870 km consisting of about 640 km of public roads, is almost exclusively low volume roads, with only a few urban roads in the capital Nuku’alofa carrying over 1,000 vehicles per day. Over 90 % of the public roads are sealed. Due to a variety of structural and fiscal issues, road maintenance - both routine and periodic - effectively halted in the late 2000’s. The Ministry of Works, nominally responsible for the maintenance of the road network, did not have the resources or equipment to maintain the roads so for about a decade there was effectively no routine or periodic maintenance.

In 2010 the Government of Australia provided funds to Tonga through the World Bank with the objective of establishing a routine and periodic maintenance program, with a secondary objective of stimulating the economy by creating employment through road works. This paper describes the success story of how Tonga went from having no regular road maintenance, indeed, not even contractors to undertake road maintenance, to having a competitive road maintenance industry undertaking routine and periodic maintenance across the country. 

2013 - World Bank - Trends in Road Asset Management
 1276 Downloads
 2.75 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation to the 2013 Asian Development Bank's Transport Community of Practice. Covers Asset Management from a more holistic perspective than usual.

2012 - NZ - Pavement Design - The Client's Perspective
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 25-06-2019

For a lecture at University of Auckland. This presentation covers some practical considerations when designing pavements.

2011 - Seven Deadly Sins of Pavement Management Systems
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 21-03-2018

Presented at the 2011 Conference on Pavement Management Systems.

Computer based pavement management systems (PMS) have been implemented by many road agencies to assist with developing long term works programmes and predicting future network conditions. The success of such systems in achieving their stated aim has varied: reports after initial implementation are often positive, but the long term success is less well reported and often varied and mixed. Typically, in the long term, a gap develops between the expectations of ‘practitioners’ and senior managers in road agencies, and the objectives and work of the technical specialists responsible for managing the PMS.

The paper identifies key issues which affect the long term success of PMS implementation. The reflections are based on the authors’ experience in both the developed and developing world and draw on real examples and case studies. The paper concludes with recommendations as to how road agencies should manage PMS use and suggests approaches which maximise the potential for successful PMS uptake. A number of areas are explored including: issues around understanding outputs from PMS systems; the level of effort, resource and investment required for the use of a PMS; the relevance of PMS decisions to the overall budgeting outcome; the level of effort into data collection for PMS analyses; and the overall business context. The main principle that is established is that managers of PMS initiatives need to strive constantly to ensure that focus remains on the broad context and culture of the road administration, and that all work must be directed to this broader focus.

The accompanying presentation is available for download here.

2011 - Seven Deadly Sins of Pavement Management
 737 Downloads
 3.12 MB
 25-06-2019

Presented at the 2011 Conference on Pavement Management Systems.

Computer based pavement management systems (PMS) have been implemented by many road agencies to assist with developing long term works programmes and predicting future network conditions. The success of such systems in achieving their stated aim has varied: reports after initial implementation are often positive, but the long term success is less well reported and often varied and mixed. Typically, in the long term, a gap develops between the expectations of ‘practitioners’ and senior managers in road agencies, and the objectives and work of the technical specialists responsible for managing the PMS.

The paper identifies key issues which affect the long term success of PMS implementation. The reflections are based on the authors’ experience in both the developed and developing world and draw on real examples and case studies. The paper concludes with recommendations as to how road agencies should manage PMS use and suggests approaches which maximise the potential for successful PMS uptake. A number of areas are explored including: issues around understanding outputs from PMS systems; the level of effort, resource and investment required for the use of a PMS; the relevance of PMS decisions to the overall budgeting outcome; the level of effort into data collection for PMS analyses; and the overall business context. The main principle that is established is that managers of PMS initiatives need to strive constantly to ensure that focus remains on the broad context and culture of the road administration, and that all work must be directed to this broader focus.

The accompanying paper is available for download here.

2009 – Pavement Management in Developing Countries
 1104 Downloads
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 25-06-2019

Presentation to Virginia Tech on pavement management in developing countries

The successful implementation of a computerized road management system (RMS) depends on the interaction of three fundamental components: Processes, People and Technology. If any of these components are lacking, the system will not be successful. The best technology in the world will ultimately fail if implemented in an environment where there are no people to run it, or where the processes are not in place to utilize it.

In 2005, the World Bank, funded by TRISP, hired consultants to conduct interviews in 21 different road agencies in 16 countries to gauge their experiences in implementing RMS. A standard questionnaire was completed for each agency. The agencies were chosen to represent a cross-section of experience in different continents. National road agencies were primarily chosen, although some large provincial and state agencies were also interviewed.

What is apparent from the study is that agencies that are successful in their implementations have built strong foundations in all of the fundamental components over a number of years. First and foremost, they have developed an ‘asset management mindset’, that is, they explicitly and conscientiously implement policies that are geared towards managing their highway infrastructure as an asset whose value must be maintained and improved. Their executives and management promote asset management principles in order to ensure that funding and budget are allocated to appropriate areas. They are explicitly committed to the RMS, in the sense that it is built into their processes and procedures. They ensure that sufficient budget is available for data collection, for upgrades and maintenance of the systems, and for staff training and progression.

This paper was presented at the 2008 International Conference on Pavement Management in Calgary.

2007 – Examples of Road Management Systems
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 25-06-2019

Presentation given in India on road management systems.

2007 - Success Factors for Road Management Systems
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 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Success Factors for RMS
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 21-03-2018

Presentation on success factors for road management. Part of the World Bank’s GDLN training course on road management and data collection.

2007 - Road Management System Data Collection
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 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Pavement Management Systems in Developing Countries
 1270 Downloads
 16.53 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation given to post-graduate course on pavement management at Virginia Tech.

2007 - National Highway Authority RMS Overview
 1529 Downloads
 9.21 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Making Road Management Systems Successful
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 21-03-2018

Paper presented at 2007 TRB Conference on making road management systems successful.

2007 - Kerala RMS Overview
 797 Downloads
 1.69 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Karnataka RMS Overview
 1034 Downloads
 2.71 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Examples of Road Management Systems
 829 Downloads
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 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2007 - Data Collection Technologies
 1177 Downloads
 17.33 MB
 21-03-2018

Presentation on data collection technologies for road management. Part of the World Banks GDLN training course on road management and data collection.

2007 - Assam RMS Overview
 557 Downloads
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 25-06-2019

Presentation from 2007 seminar in New Delhi with Indian national and state highway authorities

2006 - Surfacing Alternatives for Unsealed Roads
 1333 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Technical note to provide guidance for decision makers, engineers and administrators on selecting the most appropriate surface for unsealed road given the prevailing conditions

2006 - Success Factors for Road Management Systems
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 21-03-2018

Technical note describing the different factors associated with 'successful' RMS implementations. It is a summary of the report Success Factors for Road Management Systems

Presentation discussing project looking at success factors for road management systems

Presentation discussing data collection, examples of PMS systems, and examples of outputs

2005 - Success Factors for Road Management Systems
 1182 Downloads
 1.52 MB
 25-06-2019

Prepared for the World Bank, the report describes a review of implementations of road management systems at 21 agencies in 16 countries. It contains recommendations on the range of issues to consider in RMS projects in the area of processes, people, IT and data collection.

2005 - Success Factors for Road Management Systems
 665 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation discussing how to successfully implement a road management system

2005 - Success Factors for Road Management Systems
 694 Downloads
 491 KB
 21-03-2018

Presentation giving the findings of the project looking at what makes an RMS implementation successful.

2005 - China Road Maintenance Conference
 602 Downloads
 2.19 MB
 25-06-2019

Road Owners and Pavement Management Systems. Presentation discussing road management systems and the implications for owners. For Chinese version select here.

2005 - China - Road Owners Perspective on PMS
 846 Downloads
 2.21 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation for road authorities on the benefits of PMS. In Chinese

5th International PMS Conference. Issues and techniques for creating homogeneous sections

Powerpoint presentation on how one implements a pavement management system with predictive capabilities

2003 - Introduction to Asset Management
 1099 Downloads
 22.49 MB
 21-03-2018

Presentation giving an overview of Asset Management.

User's guide for HDM-4 information management system. A relational database for storing and managing road data

2003 - Computerized Road Management Systems
 728 Downloads
 1.12 MB
 21-03-2018

Presentation giving overview of RMS for management.

2001 - Principles of Location Referencing
 1049 Downloads
 2.51 MB
 21-03-2018

Techniques for referencing road data

2001 - Cumulative Deviation Software User's Guide
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 21-03-2018

Guide to the use of the CDS software which uses cumulative deviations for sectioning road data

2000 - Overview of dTIMS Input, Analysis and Reporting
 930 Downloads
 1.49 MB
 25-06-2019

Presentation summarizing the data needs for NZ dTIMS, how analyses are done, and examples of outputs.

2000 - NZ - Implementing a National PMS
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 21-03-2018

Paper on how NZ's national PMS was implemented.

2000 - Introduction to NZ dTIMS System
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 21-03-2018

Presentation outlining how dTIMS was implemented as New Zealand’s PMS.

2000 - Implementing a National PMS
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 21-03-2018

5th International PMS Conference. Description of the project which implemented a PMS for NZ

How New Zealand introduced a national PMS. Accompanies a paper by the same name for the 1st European PMS Conference.

2000 - Establishing a Training Programme for PMS
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 25-06-2019

1st European PMS Conference. How the training programme was developed and managed for a PMS

2000 - Developing a PMS Training Program
 536 Downloads
 1.21 MB
 21-03-2018

Presentation on how a comprehensive national training program was developed for New Zealand to accompany the introduction of a national PMS. Accompanies a paper by the same name for the 1st European PMS Conference.

Presentation on establishing PMS treatments, when they are triggered, and strategies to apply them.

Presentation explaining rationale behind adopting predictive modeling.

1999 - Presentation on the dTIMS Methodology
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 21-03-2018

Presentation on the way in which dTIMS is used as a PMS engine.

1999 - Presentation on Predictive Modelling
 575 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation introducing concepts of predictive modeling in a PMS.

1999 - Presentation on dTIMS Modelling Results
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 21-03-2018

Presentation on the results from applying treatments in a PMS.

Presentation giving an overview of the dTIMS model.

Presentation introducing the NZ dTIMS Project which introduced predictive modeling for PMS to New Zealand.

1999 - Presentation Introducing dTIMS NZ
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 21-03-2018

Presentation giving an overview of the NZ dTIMS PMS project.

A postgraduate course at the University of Auckland aimed at covering the essentials of infrastructure management.

A postgraduate course at the University of Auckland aimed at covering the essentials of infrastructure management.

A postgraduate course at the University of Auckland aimed at covering the essentials of infrastructure management.

A postgraduate course at the University of Auckland aimed at covering the essentials of infrastructure management.

A postgraduate course at the University of Auckland aimed at covering the essentials of infrastructure management.

1999 - Implementation of Predictive Modelling for Road Management

1998 - Recent RMS Developments
 739 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation describing developments in RMS.

1998 - PMS Software
 539 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation summarizing PMS software applications.

1998 - PMS Optimization
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 21-03-2018

Presentation giving an overview of the heuristic optimization used in HDM-4 and dTIMS.

1998 - PMS Economic Analyses
 526 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation describing how PMS undertake economic analyses.

1998 - PMS Asset Management
 539 Downloads
 1.24 MB
 21-03-2018

Presentation summarizing principles of asset management and multi-year programming.

1998 - HDM Programing
 500 Downloads
 138 KB
 21-03-2018

Presentation summarizing how HDM-4 undertakes work programming.

1998 - Gujarat State Highway Project
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 21-03-2018

Presentation giving an overview of the Gujarat State Highways Project. A major study which determined the investment strategy for the road network in Gujarat State, India.

1997 - Highway Planning Models
 524 Downloads
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 21-03-2018

Presentation summarizing highway planning models.

1994 - Managing the Road Infrastructure
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 21-03-2018

Asia Roads Conference. Describes issues associated with road asset management

1994 - Managing Road Infrastructure
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 21-03-2018

Presentation giving an overview of road infrastructure management.