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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Pre-proceedings of the Congress

Topic 34. Road infrastructure asset management: : Case studies, research results, practical experiences

  • IP0739 - A comparison of two asset management data collection and analysis systems - a case study
    Charles BALINA

    The author uses two case studies to describe approaches used for collecting and analyzing asset management data. The first case looks at rural roads condition assessment and prioritization in several districts of Rwanda. While the second case is not in roads, it is so relevant and the methodologies so comparable that it is used to provide a more complete picture of the asset management’s data [...]

  • IP0664 - A novel performance-based deterioration model to inform asset management strategies of legacy concrete pavements: a UK case study
    Federico PERROTTA

    Concrete pavements can provide near maintenance-free service for years. However, as their lives come to an end their behaviours become unstable, and their deterioration is difficult to predict. In UK, majority of concrete pavements was built in between 1950 and 1985. These assets represent what National Highways call ‘legacy concrete pavements’ (LCP). The LCP assets are nearing the end of their [...]

  • IP0096 - A practical approach to technology transfer of road asset management to improve regional road governance in Indonesia
    Kazuya AOKI , Bhoj Raj PANTHA , Dedy GUNAWAN , Krisno YUWONO

    This paper aims to discuss practical approaches to strengthening governance to implement continuous road asset management activities with an efficient training program for technology transfer. In road asset management, it is necessary to continue the cycle of inspection, planning, construction, and evaluation over a long period of time, and many stakeholders are involved in these activities. The use [...]

  • IP0634 - A road pavement monitoring process for urban road: the case study of via Leonardo da Vinci in Florence
    Monica MEOCCI

    The Road Pavement Condition (RPC) is an important index of both the economic level and the development of a country. Road Authorities (RAs) and Road Users (RUs) need a high efficiency, safe and comfortable road network; therefore maintaining an appropriate road service level and evaluating an effective road pavement maintenance program requires great organizational and economic capacity by RAs. [...]

  • IP0520 - A surface-based analysis applied to road deformation: methods developed and experimental results
    Fabien MENANT

    Laser scanning equipment used for road surface monitoring is able to cover a full driving lane with a high density of measurement points that form a 3D data point cloud. The latter is supposed to provide a large amount of information, especially on the pavement condition, based on appropriate data processing to detect and map road defects. A surface-based analysis of the measurement points is one [...]

  • IP0662 - Advanced PMS functionality: case study on the skid resistance of Italian highway network.
    Chiola DAVIDE

    In the context of large highway networks, a Pavement Management System (PMS) is a strategic tool which assists decision makers in defining and actuating optimized maintenance plans. In the last years, the development of innovative technologies in the field of Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have offered possible solutions to this issue, but, in this specific context, [...]

  • IP0523 - Analysis of the longitudinal evenness of the wearing course based on performance indicators according to COST 354
    Andrei FORTON

    This paper presents a study on the analysis of the performance indicator of longitudinal evenness determined based on the COST 354 Action of the European Commission for Cooperation in the Technical Scientific field for Transports: "Performance Indicators for Road Pavements", compared to the classical / traditional analysis of the IRI evenness index determined according to the normative CD 155/2001 [...]

  • IP0032 - Assessment of Pavement Structural Condition Using Falling Weigh Deflectometer: Singapore’s Case Study
    Than Than NYUNT

    This paper presents the findings from the pavement structural assessment using a falling weight deflectometer (FWD) at a selected stretch of a high-speed road (expressway) in Singapore. The main aim is to investigate the effects of different layers’ properties on the deflection characteristics of the pavement. A numerical model has been built and validated using the FWD data and other relevant field [...]

  • IP0359 - Autonomous detection of buried pipes using ground-penetrating radar coupled with deep learning
    Yin Lei LEI SWE

    Detection of underground buried pipes prior to reconstruction works is very important to prevent unintended damages to underground piping systems. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been popularly used for buried pipe detection at the construction site; however, detection work consistently requires the experts and is time-consuming. There is a demand for a system that allows non-experts to detect [...]

  • IP0033 - BIM applications for the management of road infrastructure assets. Practical experience of Intelligent Safety Management in Road Maintenance: BIMSAFETY - ROADS
    Antonio BAAMONDE

    The article presents the results of an experimental study in which the BIM model of a road infrastructure was used as a case study for the development of a tool for intelligent safety management of road maintenance. Initially, a general review is made of the state of the art and the main challenges that arise in BIM applications for road infrastructure, followed by a discussion of the innovative [...]

  • IP0537 - Combining BIM with Asset Management Systems by using Information Containers

    The use of BIM in infrastructure construction has been steadily increasing. The results of recent pilot projects clearly show that important BIM use cases in the construction of roads and structures can already be implemented now. However, it became apparent that the errors of traditional drawing-oriented planning, which arise from the merging of separately developed design elements and data, could [...]

  • IP0475 - Consequences of the Non-Full Application of Regulation 14/2005/CM/UEMOA in Senegal
    Mamadou samba DIALLO

    Anxious to improve the competitiveness of the economies of WAEMU Member States, for which SITRASS studies have revealed transport costs that are up to five times higher than elsewhere, and aware of the impact of overloading on the non-performance of road transport In December 2005, the WAEMU States decided to put in place Regulation n°14/2005/CM/UEMOA on the harmonisation of standards and procedures [...]

  • IP0011 - Considerations and Thoughts on Macro-Texture and its Evolution Over Time
    Paul GARNICA

    In this article we present a discussion of friction and macrotexture measurements and their evolution over time on the Mexican road network. We analyse the current measurement practice, use and calibration of equipment, regulatory aspects, surface treatments used and the current problems in meeting simultaneously and in the medium term the required values for these parameters, which are so relevant [...]

  • IP0541 - Development and Application of BIM-Based Bridge Maintenance Platform
    Hyeongtaek KANG

    The maintenance information management system developed for managing highway structures efficiently has been evolved gradually from ‘Bridge Management System’, ‘Integrated Maintenance System’ and to the current ‘Road Information Integration Platform’. Even though the system is more integrated and advanced, reliable decision-making and optimal maintenance work can be carried out only when [...]

  • IP0111 - Ensuring correct data for the pavement management system as a prerequisite for achieving relevant outputs.
    Čestmír KOPŘIVA

    One of the important tools for efficient use of funds for road infrastructure management is the use of dedicated Pavement Management Systems (PMS). These systems are used in a number of countries, and the Czech Road and Motorway Directorate (?SD) - the administrator of motorways and major roads - has also had a PMS at its disposal since 2021. A basic prerequisite for the correct functioning of the [...]

  • IP0423 - Experiences in Management of Pavements in Concessions in Colombia
    Silvia Valentina PEREZ SALAZAR , Hans LÓPEZ CHAPARRO

    This article presents the experiences of Pavinfra obtained over several years using asset management systems in Colombia with the aim of helping Concessionaires in decision-making, in terms of periodic and routine maintenance, which allowed generating the minimum costs of maintenance. intervention. Based on the auscultation of pavements carried out by Pavinfra in more than 5000km of pavements, as [...]

  • IP0439 - Experiences in the application on 765 existing bridges of the new Italian Guidelines for risk classification and management, safety assessment and monitoring of existing bridges
    Michele FRIZZARIN

    In this paper, the activities of inspection and classification of 765 bridges in the NE of Italy is presented, with the purpose to describe the application of the new Italian Guidelines for risk classification and management, safety assessment and monitoring of existing bridges. The performed inspection activities, together with the classification of the defects of the bridge elements defined by [...]

  • IP0151 - Expressway renewal projects on heavy traffic urban routes
    Yoshitaka TSURUTA

    West Nippon Expressway Company, NEXCO-West, is challenging to extend service life of expressways for providing safety, secured and comfortable service for a long time. Current tough project is a renewing aged bridges of Chugoku expressway which is more than 50 years old and traffic volume has increased 20 times compare to 1970s. We had tried to extend the service life with routine and major rehabilitation [...]

  • IP0607 - Financial Framework of Slovak Road Network Maintenance: Meeting the Technical Demands Under Financial Constraints through Optimization of Maintenance Planning
    Lubos REMEK

    In Slovakia, the financing of road infrastructure has long been perceived in the context of an increasing gap in financial needs, the level of which results from the arbitrary fraction of public funds dedicated to road network maintenance funding and the actual financial needs to provide a certain measurable level of service provided by the road network. The deficit deepened over the years and created [...]

  • IP0105 - How to ensure the quality of road survey process ?
    Sébastien WASNER

    Optimisation of human and material resources has become one of managers priorities. It’s essential for them to have confidence in tools for maintenance programming. A technological gap Over the last 10 years, the means available for condition survey have increased significantly with the emergence of new sensors. The transition from linear approach to surface and automatic approach with geographical [...]

    Fernando VARELA SOTO

    A case study will be shown where it can be seen how it has been possible to implement a Road Asset Management System in the Main Network of Panama. The Ministry of Public Works, through the Directorate of Innovation, has launched a contest for the implementation of said system with the aim of linking its results to Public-Private Partnership projects for the resetting and maintenance of the roads [...]

  • IP0595 - Implementation of Close Range Orthogonal Photogrammetry – CROP method for analysis and determination of skid resistance - related pavement texture parameters
    Ivana BAN

    Pavement surface skid resistance is an important feature in terms of road safety. It influences the stopping sight distance in braking maneuvres and provides vehicle stability and control in turning maneuvres. The skidding performance of the pavement surface is influenced by several factors. They can be divided into external factors such as driving speed or presence of water or other contaminants [...]

    Mehmet Göksel GÖÇMEZ

    A significant part of the budget for roadway design and construction is spent on pavement structures. Local road authorities worldwide, aim to manage and sustain their road assets by spending the budget that belongs to the community and taxpayers, effectively. The condition of the pavements, as they interact directly with the users, is extremely important in terms of both user safety and environmental [...]

  • IP0304 - Integration of technical asset valuation into the asset management decision making process
    Julia SIETAS

    Asset value is an important decision parameter for road infrastructure assets in the context of asset management and should be considered over the entire life cycle. The use of a technical asset value adds the dimension of asset condition to the consideration and is therefore of even greater importance. A technical asset value can be used as a key performance indicator (KPI) for controlling and for [...]

  • IP0393 - IRMS-V3: Indonesian Road Asset Management System to optimized National Road Programming and Budgeting

    Indonesia is an archipelagic country consisting of 37 provinces. The national road network in Indonesia has grown significantly in recent years to a length of 47,760 km. The Directorate General of Highways (DGH) is responsible for managing national road assets, thus requires a system to proportionately distribute the annual budget for road network maintenance work throughout Indonesia. The system [...]

  • IP0339 - Making the Case for Investment in Local Highway Maintenance

    The UK Roads Leadership Group’s Asset Management Board, supported by Atkins, recently created “The Case for Investing in Highway Maintenance”. This describes the investment needed for the English local road network outside of London, and the benefits (or impacts) associated with different funding levels. The local road network is fundamental to life in England – it is the biggest physical [...]

  • IP0538 - Management of Heritage and Potential Heritage Bridges in Québec
    Marie-Christine DANDOIS

    Management of the structures of the Québec road network is supported by a computerized management system (GSQ) that allows maintaining an exhaustive inventory of assets, following up rigorously on inspections and planning interventions strategically. Technical manuals, based on the Canadian CSA S6 standards, also ensure that the inventory is maintained, that good maintenance practices are followed, [...]

    Fernando VARELA SOTO

    Mexico's Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT), as part of its commitment to digital transformation and the preservation of road assets. Thanks to its many years of experience, it is improving its asset management model to optimise investments in conservation and maintenance. The resulting efficiency is based on more training for its technicians, more tools and better tools [...]

  • IP0788 - Monitoring and performance indicators to support pavement management decision
    Simona FONTUL

    The management of Road Infrastructure (RI) requires rigorous studies of the real state of the pavements for an efficient decision- making on the most appropriate Maintenance and Rehabilitation (MR) actions. Performance Indicators (PI) are parameters that provide quantitative and qualitative information on the pavement condition, for strategic and efficient planning of Maintenance and Rehabilitation [...]

  • IP0381 - National Road Infrastructure Asset Management in West Sumatera, Indonesia Case Study: Analysis of Road Rating Condition with Indonesia Road Management System Version 3.0 (IRMS-V3)
    Ahmad AFIFI

    To fulfill the service level of the National Road Network in accordance with the current and future needs with the least cost and risk, The Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia, as the road agency, needs to implement Road Infrastructure Asset Management that comply with the principles of good infrastructure asset management (ISO 55001: 2014 Asset Management). [...]

  • IP0329 - NRAs’ Benefits and Challenges Whilst Implementing Innovative and Future-proof Road Asset Condition Monitoring Systems in Asset Management Decision Procedures
    Carl VAN GEEM

    National Road Authorities (NRAs) draw on a wide range of tools to support robust decisions on asset maintenance (AM). However, in recent years there has been significant progress in the development of sensing technologies for data collection, and advanced techniques for data processing. Whilst these technologies, such as remote sensing, satellite monitoring, crowdsourcing, V2I/I2V communications, [...]

  • IP0770 - Organisation's maturity level and project delivery choice affecting success of RAMS implementation: Case study in Albania
    Konsta SIRVIO

    Preventive maintenance is a key for road administrations to deliver the required level of service efficiently for the road users. Preventive maintenance can be best achieved by data-driven approPreventive maintenance is a key for road administrations to deliver the required level of service efficiently for the road users. Preventive maintenance can be best achieved by data-driven approach using Road [...]

  • IP0554 - PAV-DT. Innovative solution for data collection and analysis for road infrastructure management. Research results.
    Francisco José VEA FOLCH

    Nowadays, road maintenance management is based on corrective maintenance philosophies, that is, carrying out actions when severe degradation is detected, or serious pavement damage is detected. This philosophy implies an inefficient and expensive management of resources, corrective actions are carried out when severe damages is detected, and this has a negative impact on the safety of road users, [...]

  • IP0598 - Pavement Type Selection in Slovakia: Complex Technico-economical Evaluation of Asphalt Concrete and Cement Concrete Surfacing
    Lubos REMEK

    Pavement type selection is a systematic heuristic decision-making procedure that needs to be based on objective quantifiable indicators and criteria defined by the current level of knowledge in the field of technical, economic and ecological factors of pavement construction and operation. The Pavement Selection Manual of Slovak Road Administration was first created in 2010, this article presents the [...]

  • IP0602 - Resilience-based approach for road asset management
    Rade HAJDIN

    Many road organizations have already established practices to mitigate risks of adverse events, which may lead to traffic disturbances, by timely planning and executing of preventative maintenance activities on road assets. This is a straightforward approach where regular inspections and monitoring can identify critical damages/damaging processes on infrastructure. However, there are endangering scenarios [...]

  • IP0301 - Road Asset Management for the German federal trunk road administration
    Julia SIETAS

    The modernity level of the German road infrastructure has remained at a similar level for years or is slightly declining. Since the increase in traffic volumes and freight traffic on federal trunk roads, the maintenance will continue to be a high priority. Bridge structures in particular are critical points, as their failure has far-reaching consequences for the network. However, damage to bridge [...]

  • IP0145 - Road asset management in Finland - lessons learnt

    Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for public roads, railways, and waterways in Finland. FTIA has a long history in developing and utilising various asset management systems and practices to best utilise the scarce resources to keep public infrastructure in adequate condition to fulfil the needs of stakeholders and citizens. During the last 30+ years of road asset management [...]

  • IP0476 - Road maintenance: what is the near future? Analysis of an Italian Province
    Dimitri MACORIG

    Since 2007, the Province of Pisa has developed and implemented an IT System to census the criticalities affecting the road assets managed, which has gradually been enriched with new road assets, up to the complete development in 2018 of a complex system of classification of criticalities surveyed and the degree of priority of intervention associated with each of these criticalities. The innovation [...]

  • IP0787 - Road marking solutions advantageous for drivers, for the environment, and for the taxpayers

    Road markings, ubiquitous on almost all paved roads, are responsible for channelling traffic; as such, they provide enormous safety benefits. Because the key property for drivers is their visibility, road administrators should strive to provide it through correct materials selection and appropriate maintenance. Road markings are unique dual-layer systems comprising a bottom coating layer and a top [...]

  • IP0516 - Road network resilience improvement through the prioritization of interventions in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Western Balkans is highly exposed to climate impacts and does not have enough capacity to cope with the negative impacts of climate change. Incomplete and poor infrastructure becomes a major security problem. However, activities aimed at adapting the road infrastructure to current and future climate conditions should contribute to increasing the resilience of the road network to climate change [...]

  • IP0106 - Secondary road maintenance for new uses
    Sébastien WASNER

    Local roads are a support for all daily mobility. It provides local mobility on the territory and must respond to new means of transport. Their maintenance is therefore necessary to the life of the territory. But how can we maintain this road network? As a result of the COVID crisis, more and more people are fleeing the big cities for small towns. This new context motivates public authorities [...]

  • IP0328 - Structural Characterization of Flexible Pavements in Paraguay using Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Backcalculation
    Fernando PANIAGUA

    In Paraguay, the investment in new pavements and rehabilitation of existing ones is currently one of the highest in the region in relation to the country’s GDP [1]; however, the investigation and evaluation of materials used in the field is minimum, which leads to the assumption of theoretical values that are not locally validated. The performance of pavement structures depends on a better understanding [...]

  • IP0390 - Testing a low-cost solution for satellite condition assessment of unpaved roads
    Robin WORKMAN

    It has been proven through research projects that manual assessment of high spatial resolution satellite imagery can be used to approximate the condition of unpaved roads. All of these research projects used 0.3 m to 0.5 m resolution satellite imagery in various countries in Africa with different environments, geographies and climates. The technology was found to be most appropriate for providing [...]

  • IP0380 - The applicability of satellite monitoring in the context of road asset management
    João MORGADO

    The use of satellite data for remote monitoring of the earth’s surface movements has been subject of study and scientific dissemination for more than two decades. Retrospective analysis has demonstrated the applicability of the Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry technique (InSAR) in the early detection of movements. Regarding physical assets, namely transport infrastructures, there is a particular [...]

  • IP0173 - The first case study of the Japanese expressway company to acquire an asset management certification of ISO 55001

    "ISO 55001" and "Asset Management System (AMS)" are terminologies that you have probably heard before, but the fact is that they have not yet been widely adopted by Japanese companies. In other words, many Japanese companies have developed their own asset management methods, which are different from international standards and less versatile at this stage. NEXCO Central (One of the leading expressway [...]

  • IP0719 - The Multi Speed Deflectometer - Accessible Structural Data to Support a New Asset Management Strategy

    The Multi Speed Deflectometer (MSD) technology, first introduced to the international audience in BCRRA 2022 and SURF 2022, offers a unique opportunity to completely redefine the management of roading assets. It meets a number of needs for the sector by providing a new pavement testing technology with minimal lead times for equipment mobilisation and low upfront capital costs. This is an opportunity [...]

  • IP0437 - The Pavement Management System (PMS) for the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD ČR) - case study
    David NOVAK

    The PMS for RSD CR was started at the end of 2019. After the completion of the system optimization phase the system is ready for productive use. The case study summarizes the experience with the implementation of the system in the conditions of the highwarys and motorways managened by RSD CR. It evaluates the expectations of the management of the RSD CR in comparison with the real possibilities and [...]

  • IP0795 - Towards Systematic Management of Bicycle Paths: A Case Study using Gamification and Artificial Intelligence as Constituent of Service Level Index
    Susanna SUOMELA , Vesa MÄNNISTÖ , Konsta SIRVIO , Markku KNUUTI

    As part of further development of the Road Asset Management, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency improves management of each asset types. In case of bicycle paths, pilot projects have been conducted during 2021 and 2022 to produce data on the pavement condition of the pedestrian and cycling routes in the region of Pirkanmaa (421 km), through crowdsourcing video-data collection with a mobile game [...]

  • IP0164 - Usage of mass data collection for applications in transport infrastructure

    Primary data obtained by modern mass collection technologies can nowadays be apply for various tasks and needs in the field of road and transport infrastructure. Big Czech nationwide project DTM – digital technical maps, can within the framework of creation and subsequent the use of data means a huge potential for information of a general and summary nature, but also for very accurate and detailed [...]

  • IP0590 - Use of a comprehensive electronic system in road infrastructure management - Central Defects Register (CEV)
    Jiří HLAVATÝ

    The main system for reporting defects and failures on roads managed by the Road and Motorway Directorate is the "Central Defects Register". This application serves the asset manager as a tool that automates and digitizes the process of eliminating defects and failures detected during the warranty and mostly post-warranty period. The application itself consists of two basic parts, the mobile application [...]

  • IP0058 - Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Pavement Marking Management in National Routes of Argentina

    Pavement markings must have a proper quality in terms of retroreflectivity, a process by which most of the light from the vehicle headlamps that impacts on these traffic devices returns to the eyes of the driver making their appreciation easier, and whose evaluation can be quantified through the coefficient of retroreflection. Currently, pavement marking works within Argentina’s National Network [...]

  • IP0466 - Uses of Uni3D for pavements structural evaluation. A new approach of pavement evenness.
    Yannick KEMPF

    The longitudinal evenness of pavements has been used for many years as an indicator of road quality. A lot of studies have shown that, in addition to the quality of traffic comfort, evenness also has an impact on safety and economic conditions and that it can also be used as an indicator of structural road quality. The latter marker was technically limited to a survey of three longitudinal profiles, [...]

  • IP0366 - Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis Data in Moving Towards Proactive Road Maintenance, Case PEHKO Finland

    Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is an approach that assesses the total cost of an asset over its life cycle including initial capital costs, maintenance and operating costs and the asset's residual value at the end of its life. In paved roads maintenance, LCCA is useful in paving and rehabilitation projects where there are multiple maintenance alternatives that need to fulfil specific performance [...]

  • IP0355 - Validation of Effectiveness of Early Rehabilitation of Pavement by utilizing NEXCO-PMS
    Keizo KAMIYA

    Early rehabilitation is deemed an ideal strategy for managing road pavement because the concept of ‘achieving early repair before leaving it heavily damaged’ well matches on the roadway, which needs repeated rehabilitation during its lifetime. However, such preventative action is hard to achieve, because pavement performance varies even on the same design of projection; some portions show good [...]

  • IP0334 - Where should the asset management journey start?

    Over the last 30 years there has been an increasing awareness of the benefits of infrastructure asset management. To match this there is now a wide selection of guidelines, specifications, and standards to assist any asset owning organisation start and progress their asset management journey. The logic to adopt an asset management centric culture is sound but what is reality? Is it simply a case of [...]

  • IP0061 - “i-MOVEMENT project” for developing the advanced system on expressway operations with ICT and robotics technologies in Japan: Current status and Future Vision
    Hiroyuki MIYANISHI

    These days, the environment surrounding Japan’s expressways is in the midst of drastic changes, including changes in the social environment such as the labor shortages due to a declining population and aging society with fewer children, the shift to a decarbonized society, diverse customer needs, the increase in the volume of projects such as large-scale repair and renewal of road structures, and [...]

  • IP0726 - “Smartphone Sensing” for Bridge Health Monitoring
    Daniela DE NIGRIS

    Could a smartphone help keep an eye on the health of a bridge? Since 2018, Anas has been collaborating with the MIT Senseable City Lab to design a revolutionary system that uses a mobile app to acquire data through the GPS, acceleration and gyroscopic sensors of motorists' smartphones. The experiment conducted by ANAS and MIT aims to demonstrate that smart phone sensors can detect the natural and [...]