Pavement Management Guide
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has supported the development and use of pavement management since the early 1980s. In 1990, AASHTO published the AASHTO Guidelines for Pavement Management Systems, which introduced the concepts and outlined the components of a pavement management system, and documented the steps to implement a computerized system. In 2001, AASHTO published the Pavement Management Guide, which covered pavement management concepts in much more detail.
While many of the topics included in the 2001 Pavement Management Guide are still relevant today, there are several significant advancements that have taken place since its publication. For instance, there is an increased emphasis on pavement preservation programs and there are advancements that have taken place in terms of data quality and integration issues. There are also recent initiatives that are impacting the types of data required by pavement management. The increased importance of performance measurement and asset management principles will further influence the practice and future of pavement management.