Accession Number : ADA116311

Title :   Overview of the 'PAVER' Pavement Management System and Economic Analysis of Field Implementing the 'PAVER' Pavement Management System.

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Personal Author(s) : Shahin,M Y ; Kohn,S D

PDF Url : ADA116311

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This paper presents the results of an economic analysis performed on implementing the PAVER system at a military installation. PAVER is a pavement management system developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the past 10 years for use by military installations, cities, and counties. It provides the user with practical management tools including data storage and retrieval, pavement network definition, pavement condition rating, project prioritization, inspection scheduling, determination of present and future network condition, determination of maintenance and repair (M&R) needs, performance of economic analysis, and budget planning. The economic analysis was performed based on data collected during a Prototype Evaluation Test (PET). The PET consisted of PAVER data gathering for the entire installation, and monitoring the utilization and cost of use of PAVER by the installation personnel. The PET consumed two years; however, the official cost-monitoring period was 4 months. The monitoring team consisted of 21 pavement engineers. Two economic analyses were performed: (1) an analysis based strictly on the data collected during the 4-month PET 'PET Data Comparison,' and (2) an analysis based on estimated times and costs for expected annual use Estimated Data Comparison.

Descriptors :   Pavements, *Management, Computer applications, Maintenance, Inspection, Scheduling, Economic analysis, Information retrieval, Networks, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE