Pavement Management Systems provides the basics for developing a pavement management system to help local governments manage their pavement network by providing an understanding of the concept and importance of road surface inventories and condition surveys.

This course provides illustrations of how to recognize common pavement distress, the creation of pavement condition evaluations, and the utilization of performance and economic analyses to develop annual pavement treatment programs. Repair strategies at the system and project level are discussed using the information presented in the course.

Individuals encouraged to attend are those responsible for planning and performing roadway inventory and condition surveys as well as planning and programming functions such as: public works directors, street supervisors, and crew foremen and consultants assisting local agencies in developing a Pavement Management System.

During the course of two virtual half-day sessions students will be provided with an introduction to developing and implementing a Pavement Management System for local agencies, will understand utilization of performance and economic analyses to develop annual pavement treatment programs, and will learn about an assortment of pavement treatment tools to preserve and rehabilitate the agency pavement network.

Course Agenda

Day 1 
  • Overview of the PMS concepts Inventory
  • Linear Referencing System
  • Pavement Condition Survey
  • Performance Models
  • Performance and Economic Analysis
  • Reporting
  • PMS development
  • Periodic Feedback.
Day 2 
  • Illustration of PMS software
  • Use of GIS for PMS
  • Expanding the Agency Pavement Toolbox

Meet the Instructor: Nicholas Vitillo, PhD

Nicholas Vitillo, PhD
Dr. Vitillo has been a pavement engineer for over 35 years concentrating in Pavement materials, design, construction, pavement management, and research. His work has primarily been at the State level with additional efforts at the County and Municipal level. He acted as the State coordinator for the FHWA Long Term Pavement Performance Program. Nick Vitillo developed and implemented the Pavement Management System used by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and taught graduate courses in Pavement Design and Pavement Management at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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