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Road Management Systems

  1. 1. Road Management Commercial Off-The-Shelf Systems Catalog (Draft) Version 1.0 Daisuke Mizusawa Postdoctoral Researcher University of Delaware 2008
  2. 2. Disclaimer The contents of this catalog reflect the view of the author, who is responsible for the accuracy of the information presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the World Bank. ii
  3. 3. Table of Contents DISCLAIMER..............................................................................................................................................................II TABLE OF CONTENTS...........................................................................................................................................III LIST OF TABLES......................................................................................................................................................IV LIST OF FIGURES....................................................................................................................................................IV 1.INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................................1 2.STRUCTURE.............................................................................................................................................................2 3.PROCESS...................................................................................................................................................................2 4.COTS SYSTEMS.......................................................................................................................................................3 5.CATALOG ITEMS....................................................................................................................................................4 6.FUNCTIONALITY CRITERIA ..............................................................................................................................9 7.CATALOG.................................................................................................................................................................9 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS................................................................................................................................10 HDM-4 Version 2................................................................................................................................................10 HERS-ST (Highway Economic Requirement System – State Version)...............................................................14 MARCH PMS......................................................................................................................................................18 MicroPAVER® 6.0..............................................................................................................................................22 PAVEMENTview®..............................................................................................................................................26 RealCost..............................................................................................................................................................30 RONET................................................................................................................................................................34 RoSy®PMS..........................................................................................................................................................38 SMEC..................................................................................................................................................................42 Stantec PMS........................................................................................................................................................46 WDM PMS..........................................................................................................................................................50 BRIDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS....................................................................................................................................53 NBIAS (National Investment Analysis System)...................................................................................................53 Pontis...................................................................................................................................................................57 Stantec BMS........................................................................................................................................................61 INTEGRATED SYSTEMS...................................................................................................................................................65 Asset Manager NT...............................................................................................................................................65 Asset Manager PT...............................................................................................................................................68 dTIMS CT............................................................................................................................................................72 HIMS...................................................................................................................................................................76 ICON...................................................................................................................................................................79 INSIGHT.............................................................................................................................................................83 8.EVALUATION.........................................................................................................................................................86 REFERENCES............................................................................................................................................................94 APPENDIX 1...............................................................................................................................................................97 iii
  4. 4. List of Tables TABLE 1. LIST OF COTS SYSTEMS.......................................................................................................................3 TABLE 2. ITEMS FOR RMS IDENTIFICATION...................................................................................................5 TABLE 3. KEY FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RMS............................................................................7 TABLE 4. COMPARISON OF PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.......................................................87 TABLE 5. COMPARISON OF BRIDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS..............................................................90 TABLE 6. COMPARISON OF INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS...................................................91 TABLE 7. PMS RANKING.......................................................................................................................................92 TABLE 8. BMS RANKING.......................................................................................................................................92 TABLE 9. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RANKING....................................................................92 List of Figures FIGURE 1. ROAD MANAGEMENT CYCLE..........................................................................................................4 iv
  5. 5. 1. Introduction McPherson and Bennett (2005) recommend using “commercial off-the-shelf” (COTS) systems for Road Management Systems (RMS) as opposed to proprietary systems1 developed by consultants because of the potential advantages such as cost savings, independent implementation, short timeframe, and so on (See Box 1). A COTS system is defined as an application or system software that is marketed widely as a prepackaged product under an established commercial licensing or leasing agreement to the general pubic. The licensing agreement shall not restrict the Licensee from making the software available to other parties, including consulting or development firms in competition with the developer, as long as this access is required to meet the business needs of the Licensee and not for reverse-engineering or other similar purposes. The application or system software shall be available with adequate annual maintenance and technical support services and demonstrate an on-going development. In order to employ COTS systems in future road management projects, it is important to know what kinds of COTS systems are available in the market and what advantages and disadvantages exist in the systems. Therefore, this RMS catalog was established. This RMS catalog includes various COTS systems, as follows: (1) Pavement Management Systems (PMS), (2) Bridge Management Systems (BMS), and (3) Integrated Systems (i.e., systems which can handle multiple road infrastructure elements). The COTS systems are prioritized by a scoring system based on functionality criteria so that users of this catalog can see what systems are appropriate for their use. Box 1. COTS Systems’ Characteristics According to McPherson and Bennett (2005), there are potential advantages and disadvantages of COTS systems over a bespoke system as follows: Advantages: • Cost: The systems are usually much cheaper to buy than to develop from scratch. • Independence: Many consultants may be able to offer implementation support. • Timeframe: The systems can be implemented more quickly. • Experience: The systems have usually been implemented in a number of other client organizations for a number of years, and have therefore been subject to rigorous user testing as well as in-house testing conducted by suppliers. • Functionality: The systems often provide more useful functionality than a client originally considered. • Ongoing Development: The systems are usually continually upgraded by a supplier to respond to other client requests for enhancements. • Exchange of Ideas: The information of the systems is shared with users through user conferences held by suppliers. 1 The World Bank’s report, “Road Infrastructure Management for Three Cities in China” (Ramboll, 2007), addresses this type of road management systems as a ‘bespoke’ system built from the ground to meet the client’s detailed needs. 1
  6. 6. Box 1. COTS Systems’ Characteristics (Cont’d) Disadvantages: • Requirements: The systems’ functionality may not be exactly what is required by a client, and thus some workarounds may be needed. • Institutionalization: The systems may not have institutional acceptance since they do not reflect the current business processes of a client. • Customization: The systems with new ideas need longer time to be implemented since those suppliers have a responsibility to other clients as well. • Cost: The support and maintenance agreements for the systems are usually in the order of 12-20% per annum of their original costs. • Upgrades: The upgrade of the systems is controlled by developers, and clients are often compelled to follow the schedule to ensure future system maintenance. 2. Structure This catalog documents various road management COTS systems for road management along with the following sections as follows: • Section 3 presents the process for establishing the catalog, including five steps. • Section 4 lists road management COTS systems divided into three categories: PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. These COTS systems are obtained from reviewing resources such as literature and website. • Section 5 addresses catalog items based on the objectives of RMS along with road management cycle as well as the needs identified in literature. The list of the catalog items is addressed in Appendix 1. • Section 6 introduces functionality criteria used to prioritize COTS systems identified in Section 4. • Section 7 includes the catalog of COTS systems, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. • Section 8 evaluates the COTS systems with comparison tables of the systems, in terms of PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems, and addresses a prioritization list based on the functionality criteria. 3. Process To establish this catalog, the following five steps were executed: (1) Review literature and website regarding RMS. (2) Identify road management COTS systems, catalog items, and functionality criteria. (3) Obtain information corresponding to the items and criteria from literature, website, and providers/developers. 2
  7. 7. (4) Score the COTS systems based on the criteria. (5) Prioritize the COTS systems based on the score within the categories, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems. 4. COTS Systems This catalog lists most of the known available road management COTS systems in the market as shown in Table 1. Some systems are not available in this catalog due to difficulty in obtaining information from providers or developers. Table 1. List of COTS Systems Category System Provider/Developer Available in this Catalog? Pavement • Agile Assets Pavement AgileAssets No Management Analyst V5 Systems • AIM for Roads Axiom Decision Systems No • Desyroute Laboratoire Central des No Ponts et Chaussees • HDM-4 Version 2 HDM Global Yes (but not complete) • HERS-ST FHWA Yes • MARCH PMS Data Collection Ltd. Yes • MicroPAVER US Army-ERDC Yes • PAVEMENTtview® CarteGraph Yes • RealCost FHWA Yes • RONET The World Bank Yes • RoSy®PMS Carl Bro Yes • SMEC PMS SMEC Yes • Stantec PMS Stantec Yes • WDM PMS WDM Ltd. Yes (but not complete) Bridge • Agile Assets AgileAssets No Management • AIM for Bridges Axiom Decision System, No Systems Inc. • NBIAS Cambridge Systematics, Yes Inc. • PONTIS AASHTO Yes • RoSy®BMS Carl Bro No • Stantec BMS Stantec Yes Integrated • AssetManager NT AASHTO Yes Management • AssetManager PT AASHTO Yes Systems • Confirm MapInfo No • dTIMS CT Deighton Associates Ltd. Yes • Exor Highways Exor Corporation Ltd. No • HIMS HIMS Ltd. Yes (but not complete) • ICON GoodPointe Technology Yes • INSIGHT Symology Ltd. Yes (but not complete) • ROMAPS Roughton International No 3
  8. 8. 5. Catalog Items Each RMS has a different analysis objective. Basically, there are three objectives: (1) planning, (2) programming, and (3) monitoring, and these objectives are closely related to a road management cycle. Figure 1 depicts the road management cycle from planning phase to maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) phase. First, a transport agency plans capital investment in transport systems, including roads, transit, and rail, over an analysis period. In doing so, the agency conducts sketch planning to analyze system performance, costs, and impacts of transportation decisions. If the agency needs more detailed analysis, simulation models are utilized to analyze complex problems with many interactive elements. However, this requires considerable input data and a well-structured set of decision rules or repetitive runs to analyze different options (Cambridge Systematics, Inc. et al., 2005). The RMS, including the sketch planning simulation models, allow the agency to allocate a limited budget based on an optimization strategy that the agency specifies in the systems. Given the analysis results of the sketch planning and/or simulation, the agency determines a funding scheme for the capital investment in the different transport modes. Then, after the agency programs a work order based on the funding scheme using the RMS, it can already proceed to the construction phase. The RMS generate the work order that lists programmed road projects and other transport modes’ projects based on their project selection rules. Hereafter, the road projects will be implemented. . Once the road projects are accomplished, the agency operates new roads. While operating the roads, it is necessary to monitor whether road performances, such as roughness, safety, and congestion, comply with required levels over years using the RMS. The RMS allow forecasting future performances based on the current performance and characteristics of structure and/or traffic. If the road performances do not comply with the required levels, the agency needs to improve road sections/facilities/structure through the planning phase again. At this time, the agency needs to take into account the distribution of available funds to M&R in addition to the capital investment in terms of modes (e.g., roads, transit, and rail), using the sketch planning and/or the simulation that owns the optimization strategy. This road management cycle will iterate. Depending on the objectives, the analysis tools used in the RMS and/or the RMS per se will be different. Hence, it is important to address the objectives in the catalog. Some RMS may own multiple objectives because an agency may need to deal with multi-phases simultaneously. Phase RMS Objective RMS Outputs Planning Planning Funding scheme for capital (Sketch Planning/Simulation) investment and M&R Construction/M&R Programming Work order including programmed road projects Operation Monitoring Asset performance Figure 1. Road Management Cycle 4
  9. 9. In addition to the objectives, type of analysis tools, type of impact analyzed by the tools, and analysis level, have to be mentioned by the catalog to determine if an RMS is appropriate for an agency’s purpose (FHWA, 2002). Table 2 lists these items. Table 2. Items for RMS Identification Items Note System Type of Decision Planning Identify needs and solutions. Objective Support Programming Evaluate options. Monitoring Address investment versus performance trade-offs. Analysis Type of Analysis Tools Multi-Criteria Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to set of objectives, performance measures, weights, and impacts. Benefit-Cost Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to benefits and costs. Cost-Effective Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to efficiency and costs. This is appropriate when both efficiency and other measures (e.g., frequently, equity) can be quantified but where the other measures cannot be monetized (Weimer and Vining, 2004). Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Rate/rank options with respect to agency and user costs incurred over the life of a project. (Some may evaluate external costs as well.) Heuristic Decision Rules Identify the best possible option based on a problem solving rule. Type of Impact Agency Costs Costs incurred by an agency due to Analyzed the implementation of an option User Costs Costs incurred by a user due to the implementation of an option Environmental Costs Costs incurred by public due to the implementation of an option such as costs of emissions, noise, etc. Socio-Economic Impacts Impacts on socio-economic activities due to the implementation of an option Deterioration Worse condition of structures measured by performance measures Analysis Level Network-level Taking into account impacts in a whole network level Program-level Taking into account impacts in a program level (e.g., corridor improvement) Project-level Taking into account impacts in a project level (e.g., road improvement, bridge improvement) 5
  10. 10. When selecting COTS systems, it is important to ensure that an agency can accept the disadvantages of the systems identified in Box 1. Also, to select the appropriate COTS system among available systems, it is necessary for the agency to recognize whether and how much the systems possess the advantages in Box 1. Hence, the following secondary items should be addressed in the catalog (FHWA, 2002; Thomson et al, 2005): • Functionality: What kinds of function does a system have? What is needed for implementation, maintenance, and future development, with respect to functionality? o Does the system operate in Windows? o Other functionality is addressed in Table 3. • Cost: How much is the cost for the implementation, maintenance, and development? Lower costs may be favorable. o System purchase price? o Annual support costs? o Training costs? o Consultancy costs for data conversion? o Consultancy costs for system changes? • Timeframe: How long does it take for implementation? Shorter implementation timeframe is preferable, although it depends on an agency’s needs and environment (e.g., degree of system functionality and database, number of users, etc.) • Support: What kinds of support does a vendor2 provide for system implementation, maintenance and future development (e.g., customer service and workshops)? Who will support the implementation, maintenance, and development? Where, when, and how is the support provided? Specifically, o Does the vendor offer ongoing system support, including upgrades? o Does the vendor provide initial training? o Does the vendor provide on-going training? o Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? o Does support include user groups? Provision of a number of support opportunities is preferable. • Upgrade: How often is a system upgraded? How is the upgrade being done? If there are frequent updates, the system may not be robust. Hence, low frequencies of upgrades are preferable. Since some upgrades correspond to users’ requests, however, the frequency of upgrades may show the substantial degree of customer service as well. Hence, it is also important to recognize the reason why the upgrade happens. • Experience: How many and how long do clients use the system? Large number of clients and longer usage of the system are preferable. To address the functionality, this catalog applies key functional requirements for RMS (Cambridge Systematics, Inc. et al., 2005; McPherson and Bennett, 2005) listed in Table 3 for 2 Some RMS are provided with a free. Although the ‘vendor’ is not actual expression in that case, this report uses the term. 6
  11. 11. PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems as secondary items. Given all the items addressed in this section, the required items are determined and summarized in Appendix 1. Table 3. Key Functional Requirements for RMS Requirements Question to be answered Note Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering BMS: “structure Numbering schemes particular to the client? numbering scheme” Rules and instead of “network Conventions numbering scheme” Data Does the system transform section data to the BMS: “structure(s)” Transformations automatically generated sections using instead of “section(s)” different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer Integrated systems: Inventory3 to other major assets such as bridges and this item is not other structures? available. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display Geographic inventory and condition data against maps of Information the road network? System (GIS) User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into Data a temporary staging area for verification of Loading data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of BMS: “structures” road sections? instead of “road sections” Does the system allow users to modify road BMS: “structures” section lengths while preserving integrity of all instead of “road data stored against the affected sections? section lengths” Table 3. Key Functional Requirements for RMS (Continued) 3 Since Integrated Systems can handle multiple road infrastructure elements, they system suppose to have multiple asset inventory. Hence, this requirement is not addressed in the catalog of the Integrated Systems. 7
  12. 12. Requirements Question to be answered Note Storing Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the BMS: “structure” road network definition? Can users review instead of “road these changes? network” Audit Trail Does the system audit all data changes, including time of change, username, and value of previous data item? Data Level Does the system have a security setup (i.e., Security update privileges) depending on user levels with respect to the type of data? Application Does the system allow other applications to Programming retrieve its data via a programming interface? Interface (not take place through direct database access) Analysis Trend Analysis Does the system produce reports/graphs BMS: “structure” showing trends in average condition (or any instead of “section” attribute of any database item) over time, for part of a section, a whole section, part of a route, or whole route? Automatic Does the system collate and summarize data Sectioning for analysis purposes based on user-defined criteria? Schematic Line Does the system produce schematic line BMS: “structures” Diagrams diagrams showing selected sections and instead of “sections” inventory items with selected attributes? Attribute 1: _____ Attribute 2: _____ Section X Road Network Does the system support different network Referencing referencing schemes (e.g., linear distance from the start of the road section, linear distance from the start of a road, distance from known location referencing points)? Report Reporting Can users generate a report based on users’ definition using GUI without reprogramming of the system? Template Survey Does the system produce template forms for Forms use by the client for performance survey? System Function Level Does the system have a security setup Security depending on user levels with respect to different application modules? Terminology and Is the system configurable to client Local conventions in the local language (e.g., Language screen labels, menu items, and reports)? 8
  13. 13. 6. Functionality Criteria The functionality criteria are used to prioritize identified COTS systems in Section 4. The criteria range from 0 to 3 as follows: 0: Absent 1: Poor 2: Fair 3: Good If COTS systems comply with the requirements addressed in the items in Appendix 1, 1 to 3 will be assigned, otherwise it will be 0. It is noted that the criteria are not applicable to the following items: • Overview, including name, description, contact person, company name, address, phone, fax, email address, web, public or private; • Costs, including system purchase, annual support, training, and consultancy costs; • Type of analysis tools, such as life-cycle cost analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and heuristic decision; and • Type of impact analyzed, such as agency costs, user costs, and emission costs. 7. Catalog The catalog of RMS, including PMS, BMS, and Integrated Systems, is addressed in the following tables in accordance with the catalog items described in Section 5. 9
  14. 14. Pavement Management Systems HDM-4 Version 2 Overview Description • A tool to analyze roadway management investment alternatives (e.g., developing new roads, improving existing roads, maintaining existing roads, applying new vehicle technologies, and implementing new funding and management approaches • HDM-4 provides three analysis functions: o Strategy analysis: predicts pavement deterioration for various funding levels and management strategies at road network, sub-network, or individual segment level over 5 to 40 years o Program analysis: prepares multi-year program of projects within resource constraints o Project analysis: analyzes costs and benefits of one or more project or investment alternative (e.g., maintenance, rehabilitation, widening, etc.) Contact Person Eric Stannard Company Name HDM Global Address Phone 10 Fax Email Address e.e.stannard@bham.ac.uk Web http://www.hdmglobal.com/default.asp Public or Private Public/private (an international consortium of academic and consultancy companies with a five-year concession awarded by PIARC)
  15. 15. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - USD 3,450 Annual support costs? N.A. Training costs? Vary Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 2 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? No Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Since HDM-4 version 1.0 was upgrade happened? released in January 2000, HDM-4 has been upgraded versions (1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) over the following couple of years. Feedback 11 provided by users led to the further development and improvement of HDM-4 on usability and functionality. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 Since the first model was made in system? 1968, the various versions of models have been widely used in over 100 countries.
  16. 16. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring, plus preparation (i.e., refining project details) Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. HDM-4 has a function, Transformations automatically generated sections using “selecting sections by criteria,” different criteria? based on pavement characteristics, speed flow type, traffic volume, and geometry. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? 12 Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. Road, drainage, bridge, Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and structures, traffic facilities, signs, other structures? and road furniture Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes, but users have to modify the Requirements default numbers. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes. An import wizard guides a Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of user through the process of data? importing externally-defined data into HDM-4. Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against
  17. 17. Sources: • Kerali, Henry G. R., J. B. Odoki, and Eric E. Stannard. 2006. HDM–4 Highway Development & Management, volume one Overview of HDM-4. World Road Association (PIARC) and The World Bank. • Morosiuk, Greg, Mike Riley, and Tyrone Toole. 2006. HDM-4 Highway Development & Management, volume two Applications Guide. World Road Association (PIARC) and The World Bank. • Cambridge Systematics, Inc. 2005. Tool Summary Sheets. NCHRP Project 20-57 Analytic Tools to Support Transportation Asset Management. 13
  18. 18. HERS-ST (Highway Economic Requirement System – State Version) Overview Description A highway investment/performance computer model that considers engineering and economic concepts and principles in determining the impact of alternative highway investment levels and program structures on highway condition, performance, and user impacts Contact Person Ms. Vicki Miller Company Name Office of Asset Management, Federal Highway Administration, United States of Department of Transportation Address 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590, USA Phone 1 202 366 2173 Fax Email Address vicki.miller@fhwa.dot.gov Web http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/hersindex.cfm Public or Private Pubic 14
  19. 19. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Windows 98/ME/NT/4.0/2000/XP • 128 MB or higher of RAM • 1000 MB of Free Disk Space • Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher • CD-ROM drive • SVGA (800x600) or higher- resolution monitor Costs System purchase price? - Free Annual support costs? Free (for an original system) Training costs? Free (for an original system) Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Use an installation CD-ROM or implementation? download a system file via the website. The installation is quick although it depends on users’ computer environment. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, FHWA provides frequent 15 support, including upgrades? workshops in the United States. If Does the vendor provide initial training? you have a problem, you can ask a Does the vendor provide on-going training? contact person or a user group. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Does support include user groups? Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Since HERS-ST was implemented upgrade happened? in 1999 as a pilot program, HERS- ST has been updated 8 times due to adding new features and correction of debugs. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 There are a number of State DOTs system? and local agencies in the U.S. Currently, Metropolitan Planning Organizations are interested in it.
  20. 20. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming, and Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Especially, HERS-ST is used for long range planning and condition monitoring for a network level. Some agencies are using for work programming while modifying default data. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Client needs to determine the Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? unique ID assigned to the network and Conventions elements. Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No. HERS-ST uses only sections Transformations automatically generated sections using in the input data (i.e., HPMS: different criteria? Highway Performance Monitoring System Data that include 98 data field in each section). Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data 16 from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 1 Yes, but users allows storing Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and limited data fields as same as other structures? pavements. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes. HERS-ST has a GIS function. GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No, but all items in the HPMS data Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the are stored. Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes. Default numbers derived from Requirements statistical data in the national level are already assigned. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of
  21. 21. Source: • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). 2002. Federal Highway Administration. Pavement Management Catalog. 2002 Edition. 17
  22. 22. MARCH PMS Overview Description • MARCHpms has been developed to comply with national standards and allows visual and machine survey data to be processed in accordance with UKPMS logic. The system is fully UKPMS accredited and Health Checked. • It allows users to define a UKPMS network, compile an item inventory and input condition surveys, either interactively, in HMDIF (Highway Maintenance Data Interchange) format from a data capture device or in Excel format. • Automatic processing is available, enabling a number of operations to be carried out including rating, treatment selection, prioritization by condition, estimating and budgeting. • Condition projections, economic ranking and the projection of network trends are standard features of MARCHpms. Contact Person Ann Popovich Company Name Yotta DCL Address Wellington House, 29 Albion Street, Leicester LE1 6GD, United Kingdom Phone +44 0 116 254 2502 Fax +44 0 116 254 2518 Email Address contact@yotta.tv Web www.yotta.tv 18 Public or Private Private
  23. 23. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes Costs System purchase price? - £6950 (USD 13,520) /yr +VAT Annual support costs? (17.5%) Training costs? Consultancy costs for data conversion? Consultancy costs for system changes? Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 About an hour implementation? Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes, if clients pay an annual fee support, including upgrades? (£6950/yr). This includes multiple Does the vendor provide initial training? installations, helpdesk support, Does the vendor provide on-going training? seminars, support materials, Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? upgrades. For additional fees Does support include user groups? training courses will be provided (£300/day for user; (£375/day for non-user). Bespoke training is charged at a daily rate for appropriate Yotta personnel. Yotta DCL provides all this. 19 Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Typically twice a year. Mailed to all upgrade happened? users simultaneously as CD. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 Various. Some clients have up to 4 system? users and use it off and on all year. Others have a single user who uses it during March-April to produce reports for national stats as required by government.
  24. 24. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Planning, work programming and Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? monitoring Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes. Any scheme allowed. Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No. MARCHpms holds current and condition data to an archive database? inventory only, and current and Does the system retrieve the purged data historic survey information. As from the database? network is amended, stored inventory and condition are amended with it. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Not in MARCH 3, but yes in Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., MARCH 4 Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 2 Road auxiliary assets (e.g., 20 Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and sidewalks, bicycle lanes, verges, other structures? curbs, lighting, markings, signs, etc.) Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 MARCH2 partly. MARCH4 yes. GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 2 Yes (for only assets) Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 2 Yes, where appropriate. System Requirements supplies default widths for features in processing if not entered. Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against
  25. 25. Sources: • Data Collection, 2008, 10 May. Available: http://datacollection.co.uk/index.php? option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=32. • Personal Email. 2008, 29 April. • Personal Email. 2008, 18 June. 21
  26. 26. MicroPAVER® 6.0 Overview Description • A decision making tool for the development of cost effective maintenance and repair alternatives for roads and streets, parking lots, and airfields • It provides many capabilities, including pavement network inventory, pavement condition rating, development of pavement condition deterioration models, determination of present and future pavement condition, determination of maintenance and repair needs and analyzing the consequence of different budget scenarios (work planning), and project formulation. Contact Person Dr. M. Y. (Mo) Shahin Company Name US Army-ERDC Address Fort Collins, Colorado, USA Phone 1 970 377 9474 Fax Email Address m-shahin@cecer.army.mil Web http://www.cecer.army.mil/paver/Index.htm Public or Private Pubic 22
  27. 27. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Processor: 1 GHz or faster • 2GB RAM Costs System purchase price? USD 995.00 (APWA members); USD 1,095.00 (non members) Annual support costs? - Training costs? USD 600.00 (members); USD 750.00 (non members) Consultancy costs for data conversion? - Consultancy costs for system changes? - Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 Variable depending on client implementation? resources Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 2 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Yes Does support include user groups? No Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the MicroPAVER™ was developed in 23 upgrade happened? the late 1970s. Since then, the system has been upgraded and now it became version 6.0. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 MicroPAVER™ is currently being system? used by over 600 cities, countries, airports and private consulting firms.
  28. 28. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 Yes Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Yes Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? and Conventions Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes. MicroPAVER™ has the Transformations automatically generated sections using Virtual Inventory option to generate different criteria? sections using user specified criteria. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 2 The system retains all historical and condition data to an archive database? data and the user is responsible for Does the system retrieve the purged data performing regular database back- from the database? ups. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 2 Yes. The EMS™ Image Viewer Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., manages the saving, recalling, Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of viewing, and enhancing of stored inventory items? images. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 1 No. However, MicroPAVER™ Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and allows storing a pavement 24 other structures? inventory for a military installation or airport. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes. Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored Field name, type of input data, and what attributes are to be stored against system level each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 3 Yes Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 3 Yes. The database verification Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of tools verify data and report results. data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 3 Yes on both road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections? Network Auditing Does the system audit any changes to the 3 User can make changes to the
  29. 29. Sources: • American Public Works Association. 2008, 14 May. microPAVER 6.0. Available: http://www.apwa.net/ About/SIG/MicroPaver/index.asp, Access May 14, 2008. • MicroPaver™ Website, http://www.cecer.army.mil/paver/Index.htm, Access May 14, 2008. • Shahin, M. Y. (Mo). 2007. MicroPAVER™ 6.0 User Manual. US Army Corps of Engineers. • US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, About File MicroPAVER™ 6.0 New Dimensions in Pavement Maintenance Management. 2008, 14 May. Available: http://www.cecer. army.mil/paver/Documents/AboutPaver6.0.pdf. 25
  30. 30. PAVEMENTview® Overview Description • This tool was designed based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pavement Management Methodology and SHRP Distress Identification Manual for the Long-Term Pavement Performance Project. • PAVEMENTview allows easily maintaining an accurate and up-to-the-minute segment inventory that includes inspection and maintenance information. Contact Person Keri Samson, Director of Marketing. 1-563-556-8120, ext. 6210 Company Name CarteGraph Address 3600 Digital Drive Dubuque, Iowa 52003 Phone 1 563 556 8120 Fax 1 563 556 8149 Email Address info@cartegraph.com Web http://www.cartegraph.com/ Public or Private Private 26
  31. 31. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Windows XP, 2000 or Vista Ultimate or Business edition as well as Windows Server 2000 or 2003. • 500 MHz Pentium Processor • 512 MB RAM • 800 MB HD available • CD-ROM drive • Super VGA display or higher- resolution video adapter or monitor. Costs System purchase price? - CartêGraph pricing for software licenses is based on the number of concurrent users that will be in the system at any one time. Licenses average $2,500.00 per user. Annual support costs? CartêGraph’s current 27 Training costs? implementation service rates are Consultancy costs for data conversion? $150.00 per hour for remote Consultancy costs for system changes? services and $1,450.00 per day for onsite services plus expenses. CartêGraph provides needs assessment, installation, configuration, education, data conversion, integration and system customization services. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 2 Implementations range from one implementation? week to several months depending on the availability of end-user resources and the size and scope of the implementation. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 CartêGraph offers ongoing support support, including upgrades? and upgrades. Does the vendor provide initial training? CartêGraph offers initial and ongoing training. Does the vendor provide on-going training? CartêGraph offers ongoing training via the Internet or at client site. Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? CartêGraph provides a helpdesk through our Technical Support and
  32. 32. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 3 CartêGraph’s PAVEMENTview Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? application is a Pavement Management System that supports planning, work programming and monitoring. CartêGraph’s PAVEMENTview is enhanced when used in combination with CartêGraph’s robust work management system, WORKdirector. Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 3 Network numbering schemes are Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? user-definable and can be and Conventions particular to the client. Data Does the system transform section data to the 3 Yes, you can use different criteria Transformations automatically generated sections using and section data to generate different criteria? pavement sections. Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 3 CartêGraph provides archiving 28 and condition data to an archive database? functions to allow users to include Does the system retrieve the purged data or exclude inventory and/or from the database? condition data from end users or for analysis modeling. Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 3 Yes, the system allows for an Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., unlimited number of electronic file Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of attachments for each inventory inventory items? record. Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 3 Yes. PAVEMENTview Plus can Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and store basic attribute information other structures? related to other assets like bridges, traffic signs, signal systems, etc. or PAVEMENTview Plus can be used with CartêGraph’s other integrated asset modules like BRIDGEview, SIGNview, SIGNALview, etc. Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 3 Yes. CartêGraph has bi-directional GIS inventory and condition data against maps of read-write capabilities with ESRI’s the road network? ArcGIS mapping applications. User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 3 Yes. CartêGraph’s application Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the modules are the most
  33. 33. Source: • PAVEMENTview brochure. 2008, 13 June. Available: http://www.cartegraph.com/ downloads/Pave.pdf. • PAVEMENTview Plus brochure. 2008, 8 October. Available: http://www.cartegraph.com/ downloads/specs/pavementview.pdf. 29
  34. 34. RealCost Overview Description A instructional tool for pavement design decision makers who want learn about life-cycle cost analysis; a tool for pavement designers, which they can use to incorporate life-cycle costs into their pavement investment decisions Contact Person Nathaniel Coley Company Name Office of Asset Management, Federal Highway Administration, United States of Department of Transportation Address 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590, USA Phone 1 202 366 2171 Fax 1 202 366 9981 Email Address nathaniel.coley@fhwa.dot.gov Web http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/asstmgmt/rc2102.cfm Public or Private Public 30
  35. 35. Items Question to be answered Score Note Implementation System Requirements Does the system operate in Windows? 3 Yes • Windows 98 or higher • Excel 2000 • Printer • 350 MHz Pentium Processor • 128 MB RAM • 100 MB HD available Costs System purchase price? - Free Annual support costs? Free Training costs? Free Consultancy costs for data conversion? N.A. Consultancy costs for system changes? N.A. Timeframe How long does it takes for the 3 Download executable file and implementation? install it. Support Does the vendor offer on-going system 3 Yes support, including upgrades? Does the vendor provide initial training? Yes Does the vendor provide on-going training? Yes 31 Does the vendor provide a helpdesk? Contact person will provide a help. Does support include user groups? Yes Upgrade How often is a system upgraded? How is the - Future upgrade distributions will be upgrade happened? handled on a biennial basis available through downloads from the FHWA website. Experience How many and how long do clients use the 3 After the release of RealCost system? program in 2002 by FHWA, most state agencies in the United States have adopted this program for conducting their life-cycle cost analysis calculations.
  36. 36. Items Question to be answered Score Note Functionality System Type of Decision Does the system support decision making in 1 Work programming by selecting Objective Support planning, work programming, and monitoring? cost-effective projects based on life-cycle cost analysis Inventory Road Network Does the system have network numbering 0 No. RealCost needs only project Numbering Rules schemes particular to the client? design information (i.e., project and Conventions details, traffic data, traffic hourly distribution, value of user time, added vehicle time and cost). Data Does the system transform section data to the 0 No Transformations automatically generated sections using different criteria? Purging of Data Does the system purge historical inventory 0 No and condition data to an archive database? Does the system retrieve the purged data from the database? Multi-Media Does the system allow users to store and 0 No Storage and display multi-media objects (e.g., Display photographs, video clips, etc.) as attributes of inventory items? 32 Other Asset Does the system allow users to store or refer 0 No Inventory to other major assets such as bridges and other structures? Integration with Is the system integrated with GIS to display 0 No GIS inventory and condition data against maps of the road network? User-Defined Does the system have a graphical user 0 No Items and interface (GUI) that allows users to define the Attributes types of inventory/condition data to be stored and what attributes are to be stored against each type of inventory? Input Default numbers provided? 0 No Requirements Storing Staging Area for Does the system allow users to load data into 0 No Data Loading a temporary staging area for verification of data? Network Editing Does the system permit splitting and joining of 0 No road sections? Does the system allow users to modify road section lengths while preserving integrity of all data stored against the affected sections?
  37. 37. Sources: • Federal Highway Administration Office of Asset Management, “Life-Cycle Cost Analysis RealCost USER MANUAL,” RealCost v. 2.1, May 2004. • Guven, Zeynep, Prasada Rao Rangaraju, and Serji N. Amirkhanian. 2007. Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Type Selection: State-Of- The-Practice. Initial submittal for consideration at the 2007 TRB 86th Annual Meeting for Presentation and Publication. 33
  38. 38. RONET Overview Description • A current condition assessment tool, which calculates current road network statistics and network monitoring indicators • A performance assessment tool, which evaluates the road network performance under different rehabilitation and maintenance standards (budget scenarios) and presents the consequences to the road agency, the road user, and the road infrastructure • Useful for strategic planning, monitoring the performance of the network, and enabling rapid assessments of the effects of government funding decisions Contact Person Rodrigo Archondo-Callao, Transport Anchor, EWTTR Company Name The World Bank Address 1818 H Street, NW, Washington DC, 20433-0002 Phone 1 202 473 3978 Fax 1 202 522 3223 Email Address rarchondocallao@Worldbank.org Web http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/AFRICAEXT/EXTAFRREGTOPT RA/EXTAFRSUBSAHTRA/0,,contentMDK:21528934~menuPK:4333939~pagePK:64168445~ piPK:64168309~theSitePK:1513930,00.html Public or Private Public 34

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