Presentation on theme: "Micro PAVER Pavement Management System"— Presentation transcript:
1Micro PAVER Pavement Management System ForCity of PittsburghByKMS & Associates, Inc.
2Problem Deteriorating Pavements More traffic, trucks, buses Less funding availableRoad materials are more costlyUseful life of materials seems shorter
3Answer Do nothing (doesn't work) Repeat last years approach (again & again)What is the industry doing?
4Why Micro PAVER? Developed by the Army Corps in the late 70’s Recommended by APWA (American Public Works Association)Optimizes funds allocated for M&RUtilizes the PCI methodologyPCI became an ASTM standard in 1999Most widely used system in the world.
7Pavement Management Plans, Organizes & Documents Helps make better decisionsProvides support data for decisionsAnswers what if scenariosObjectively answers “what can be left out”Shows the progress or lack ofObjective recommendations
8What is a Pavement Management System? (Micro PAVER) InventoryInspection (ASTM)ReportingModelingCondition AnalysisM&R Planning
9Inventory Street Name (block - to & from) Length, width, area Type of pavement (asphalt, concrete, etc.)Rank (arterial, collector, residential, bus route)Last const. dateZonesOther Items
11Inspections ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) ObjectiveDistressesSeverityQuantityFeet on the groundData must be correct Training & Dedication is essentialMicro PAVER produces a PCI (Pavement Condition Index) 0 to 100
17If Only Condition Age Call line & again & again Move the money spent here to here only less !!ConditionAgeProbably not much more than a couple of years of patching
18Micro PAVER Provides A Plan that can be explained Documentation to support the PlanReinspection to confirm the Plan is on track and workingObjective before and after comparisons (responsibility)A format to test new ideas
19Micro 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.vs
20When Funding is short The Best decisions need to be made Best treatment - best street - best timeMore Documentation is needed for reasonable explanationsMore public inquires are a certaintyIllustrations of just what is the result will provide sooner refundingBe Proactive (something can be done)
21Micro 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 patternsThe list will include:Preventive maintenance, routine maintenance and severely deteriorated street repairs (good, fair & bad) “A Balanced Program”
22Now questions about the Thank YouNow questions about theMicro PAVERPavement Management System