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Criteria for the development and improvement of PMS models

Abstract

When road agencies seek to introduce, evaluate or improve their Pavement Management System (PMS), there is often confusion due to lack of a long-term PMS development strategy. In fact, many road agencies have relied on others’ experiences or ready-made software not well suited to their own PMS situation. Obviously, a PMS model should be developed step by step with a well-grounded long-term PMS development plan. As fundamental research on PMS, this paper aims to foster sustainable development of PMS models by suggesting criteria for the development of PMS. As contents of the criteria, 1) a general PMS framework, 2) the standardization of PMS capability level, 3) a definition of PMS functions and 4) data requirements and management are treated as the main focus of research. These criteria are expected to serve as a useful guideline for the initial introduction, self-examination, and extension of PMS capabilities. While this research may be usefully applied to individual cases, a much more important goal is to establish compatibility among PMS models. Mitigating heterogeneity among PMS models can greatly benefit the PMS world. In addition, the criteria could serve as a foundation for various undertakings in PMS research.

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Han, D., Kobayashi, K. Criteria for the development and improvement of PMS models. KSCE J Civ Eng 17, 1302–1316 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-013-0142-2

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Keywords

  • criteria of PMS development
  • PMS functions
  • framework of PMS
  • PMS assessment
  • data requirements of PMS