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Tag Archives: MicroPAVER
I found this old PAVER video from the US Army Corp of Engineers. It was probably filmed in the 1980′s or early 90′s. It may appear historic and the computers you see in the video are definitely ancient.
The fundamentals, however, … Continue reading
The MicroPaver™ pavement management system employs the Access relational database to store street sections that are part of a larger road network. Each section corresponds to a segment of your street centerline network. Therefore, it is pretty easy to integrate … Continue reading
An important component of pavement management is the preservation of our roadways. You may have used MicroPaver™ or some other pavement management software to inventory the surface condition of your roadways. You probably computed the pavement condition index (PCI) for … Continue reading
In this final article on MicroPAVER™ we will to talk about reporting and how you can use it to plan your pavement rehabilitation projects.
You already collected road surface distresses in the field, you entered them into MicroPAVER™ and computed the … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I explained how to collect pavement distress information for the MicroPAVER™ software.
You probably recorded surface conditions on the paper forms we recommended. If you hired a contractor or used a field data collection computer, you … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, we defined the street network in MicroPAVER™, as the basis for analyzing pavement conditions of a road network.
Before you can do any analysis, you need to collect and enter surface distress information. Where does the … Continue reading
Before you start your pavement management project, you need to decide how to organize your street network.
MicroPAVER™ was designed to make this easy for you. They use a hierarchical structure that divides all of your streets into networks, branches, sections … Continue reading
We are going to start the new year with a 5 part mini-tutorial on MicroPAVER™.
Over the next 5 weeks we will show you where you can get MicroPAVER™ and how much it costs. You will also learn how to create … Continue reading
Back in 2006, I had a long discussion with a well respected pavement engineer from Federal Highway (FHWA). I asked him: “Which information do you consider most important for pavement management?”
He said “… Surface distress is the tail that wags the … Continue reading