SOME state DOTs are telling their local agencies to use a pavement management system that is dated or not capable of running budget scenarios on the most cost effective treatments or take full advantage of pavement preservation….
WORSE than that they are not themselves using the actual software they are trying to get you to use….
MOREOVER, a local agency like yours no matter how small has hundreds of millions of dollars of valuable roadway assets, but you don’t have enough money to maintain them
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Ok, a quick disclaimer reminder here as you enjoy the book, we are not here to promote any one product, service or company.
We’ll talk about software like MicroPAVER™ and StreetSaver® pavement management software, on the consulting side of the business, we set up about 14 or 15 local agencies in the Southeast with StreetSaver® pavement management software. We also used MicroPAVER™ to do pavement manager for the US Corp of Engineers at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. On the teaching side we cover both software in detail in IPMA™ Academy www.ipmaacademy.com and do private customized training on both. There may be many different ways to evaluate and manage your pavments, these two software programs we discuss may be the only two that follow ASTM 6433 verbatum. The reader is encouraged to look at all of the options, not just the ones that we discuss in this book.
That being said, know that many cities and counties across this country and the world use these two programs with great success.
CITY OF WINDER, GA
For those of you who are interested you can listen in to www.betterroadradio.com the only podcast on the planet dedicated to saving our crumbling roads, Episode 3 to hear a session from Blair and Scott as they discuss the key elements of setting up your pavement management system successfully.
At the end of the day even with all the people that have gotten involved in this loop for a mere 2 or 3 cents per square yard to implement a pavement management system and correlate all that back at their office and have this network level inventory of all the roads just like you said with the functional class codes what do we have for pavement types? What they heck are we going to do in 10 years, what are we going to do in 20 years?
Well the bottom line is in the case of Richmond which is a perfect example, if they can use the eco-efficient preservation in-place recycling techniques and save let’s say 20-30% of the budget so now they are saving $8.00 or $9.00 per square yard on any one given project, they are spending 3 cents that looks to me like a $7.97 net gain.
Now for those of you who don’t know how to collect that data or use your best guestimate or have your staff do the best guestimate you know we’ve had the IPMA™ Tip of the Week where we’ve had the fire hydrant where we taught you guys how to back calculate the base M&R date based on how many overlays we have, when was the subdivision originally built.
If you haven’t watched that episode, go to our YouTube Channel IPMATV and look up that www.youtube.com/user/ipmatv segment on the fire hydrant and back calculating the last M&R date. (as a reminder, if you register your Book on Better Roads at www.thebookonbetterroads.com/register you wont’ miss a single episode of IPMA™ TV).