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Micro PAVER Pavement Management System For City of Pittsburgh By KMS & Associates, Inc. 800 638 8040
Problem Deteriorating Pavements –More traffic, trucks, buses –Less funding available –Road materials are more costly –Useful life of materials seems shorter
Answer Do nothing (doesn't work) Repeat last years approach (again & again) What is the industry doing?
Why Micro PAVER? Developed by the Army Corps in the late 70s Recommended by APWA (American Public Works Association) Optimizes funds allocated for M&R Utilizes the PCI methodology PCI became an ASTM standard in 1999 Most widely used system in the world.
Pavement Management Plans, Organizes & Documents Helps make better decisions Provides support data for decisions Answers what if scenarios Objectively answers what can be left out Shows the progress or lack of Objective recommendations
What is a Pavement Management System? (Micro PAVER) Inventory Inspection (ASTM) Reporting Modeling Condition Analysis M&R Planning
Inventory Street Name (block - to & from) Length, width, area Type of pavement (asphalt, concrete, etc.) Rank (arterial, collector, residential, bus route) Last const. date Zones Other Items
Sections Numbered: West to East & South to North
Inspections ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Objective Distresses Severity Quantity Feet on the ground Data must be correct Training & Dedication is essential Micro PAVER produces a PCI (Pavement Condition Index) 0 to 100
Inspection Procedure (Alligator cracking)
Reporting, Analyzing, Planning Graphs, Bar charts, Maps –Where you are now –Where you can be –Where you will be How to get there –Funding –Value of Preventive Maintenance
$ Savings Utilizing a Pavement Management System will save a minimum of 10 %.
Pavement Deterioration $1.00 for preventive maintenance here... $5 to $7 for Severe Maintenance Repair here… or several years of pothole patching if money is short ! Excellent Condition Age Failed
If Only Move the money spent here to here only less !! & again Age Condition & again Call line Probably not much more than a couple of years of patching
Micro PAVER Provides A Plan that can be explained Documentation to support the Plan Reinspection to confirm the Plan is on track and working Objective before and after comparisons (responsibility) A format to test new ideas
Micro PAVER vs Dump Truck (or resurfaced street) The Micro PAVER is an investment in a new way of solving problems. It provides the documentation to direct and justify decisions to provide savings. This is an investment into having a better street system. The dump truck or resurfacing is gone in several years with minimal lasting benefit for the system.
When Funding is short The Best decisions need to be made Best treatment - best street - best time More Documentation is needed for reasonable explanations –More public inquires are a certainty Illustrations of just what is the result will provide sooner refunding Be Proactive (something can be done)
Micro PAVER can produce A listing of Streets to be Treated in the next 3 – 5 years. Understanding that there are variables that could modify the list (up or down). –Funding, severe weather, material costs, changing traffic patterns The list will include: –Preventive maintenance, routine maintenance and severely deteriorated street repairs (good, fair & bad) A Balanced Program