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Implementing Pavement Management Systems

Jul 25, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022

Overview Pavement Management systems have been designed to provide information on the functional and structural condition of roads so that road owners can offer a smooth and safe ride to road users at the lowest possible cost. They also provide reliable information to decision makers about the condition of the road network for maintenance and rehabilitation planning and funding. However, the problem with PMS systems has traditionally been that they have supported reactive maintenance whereby the road is repaired by mainly standard methods after a specified amount of visible damage has occurred on the pavement. The goal of the training workshop will be to help those working with PMS systems better understand the damage mechanisms that affect the lifetime of paved and gravel road networks and how they can be monitored with different technologies. Theoretical and practical examples will be given on how organizations adopt more economical proactive maintenance policies. The contents will be based on the latest research results as well as the hands-on experiences of the course instructor.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the role of Pavement Management in Road Asset Management
  • Better understanding the pavement deterioration mechanisms and root causes of road damages
  • Learning about old and new road survey techniques and their outputs
  • Understanding the important role of daily maintenance in economic pavement management
  • Understanding the economic and other benefits of moving towards proactive maintenance

Target Audience

  • Road Authorities & Operators
  • Road Design Consultants
  • Road Contractors
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Pavement design engineers
  • Pavement Management System Providers
  • Academia
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Managing Director, Roadscanners Oy Dr. Timo Saarenketo

Dr. Timo Saarenketo is the managing director of Roadscanners Oy. He also works as an Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University. He is internationally known “Road Doctor” specialized in Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other traffic infrastructure asset diagnostics and management. He has specialized and made innovations in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and other Non-Destructive Testing based road and bridge and other traffic infrastructure analysis and diagnostics, pavement design, rehabilitation design, road material surveys and site investigations. A special interest is also low traffic volume road condition management in cold climate areas. Since 1998 Saarenketo has been working in different roles in ROADEX projects, which focuses on road condition and pavement management policies and technologies of low volume roads in Northern Europe.

During recent years, Dr Saarenketo has been working intensively on how modern technologies can be implemented in intelligent asset management processes and how they can improve the productivity of asset management that further leads to cost savings in annual paving costs. Another research task has been the effect of autonomous vehicles and super heavy trucks on pavement structure performance. Since 2015 he has been working in Finland in PEHKO project that has successfully implemented digitalization and new road diagnostics technologies and proactive maintenance in the management of paved road in three areas in Finland. This project has been awarded by IRF in 2018 by Global Road Achievement Award in the category of Asset Preservation & Maintenance Management. >