Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 39-01. Quality Management of Pavement Distress Data Collection

Most public agencies responsible for managing pavements have adopted Pavement Management Systems (PMS) to help manage their pavement networks more cost-effectively. One of the most costly parts of operating a PMS is collecting network-level pavement condition information, especially pavement distress data. Agencies are faced with developing procedures and guidelines for quality management of these activities. Agencies using contractor provided services for pavement data collection have had to develop methods for contractor selection, monitoring during the contract period, and data acceptance. Agencies using staff resources for pavement data collection have had to develop similar quality control activities which include training of their staff. Many agencies have also had to cope with adapting to changing automation technologies which decrease cost but pose challenges with time-history consistency of the data being collected. The objective of this synthesis project is to document current quality management practices being employed by public road and highway agencies for both automated and manual pavement condition data collection and delivery. </font></font></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; COLOR: black; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1; tab-stops: list 1.0in" align="center"> </p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Flintsch, Gerardo, Consultant

  • Principal Investigators:

    Flintsch, Gerardo

  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16906

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464574
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:45PM