New LCMS system launch

PMS is pleased to announce that it has renewed and strengthened its collaboration with Fugro Roadware by rolling out a four week training program for all data and survey management staff, following the delivery of Fugro Roadware’s latest development during the final quarter of 2013, the automated Laser Crack Measurement System. A twelve year long partner of Pavemetrics – the manufacturer of the LCMS system – Fugro Roadware has been instrumental in enabling research carried out by Pavemetrics. Roadware is now providing PMS with their latest versions of automated crack and distress classification software – the fruit of five years of close collaboration between the two road survey system developers on North American networks. Access by PMS to this technology this has been done thanks to a long standing partnership between PMS and Fugro.

The training sessions occurred on both the East and West coasts of Australia, providing wide coverage and increasing the skills of personnel already familiar with systems such as the Laser Rut Measurement System, the precursor of the LCMS. PMS is currently providing LRMS coverage for the MRWA state network and is in partnership with MRWA to investigate how MRWA may make the most of the data produced by a high repeatability and resolution system such as the LCMS.

PMS has recently undertaken an LCMS survey on the Adelaide City Council (380 lane km) and some local WA council networks (2600 lane km) and has gained valuable local experience in the last year. Issues such as safety, data storage and data logistics as well as automated segmenting and algorythm fine tuning have all been assessed and successfully implemented to produce meaningful information to local councils, produced within a few weeks of collection. PMS personnel has been critical in providing these council teams with the expertise required to convert their existing datasets with little inconvenience so they may accept advanced information such as that produced by the LCMS.

ARAN LCMS - Automated Crack Mapping

ARAN LCMS – Automated Crack Mapping

Road Maintenance Conference in Sydney, 25-26 June

Pavement Management Services took part in the Road Maintenance Conference held on 25-26 June 2014 in Sydney.

Infrastructure and asset management are the core focus for local government across Australia. Australian governments spend more than $7 billion maintaining and renewing the road network every year.

This conference explored the different innovative delivery models which are being implemented across Australia and drew together lessons learnt to determine best practice in road maintenance.

Pavement Management Services’ Managing Director, John Yeaman, presented at the Conference, “Global Reviews to Boost Productivity and Drive Cost Efficiencies” and highlighted the need for an Intelligent Pavement Conservation Policy.

“A countries road asset is one of the foundations’ of its social and economic development and moreover, is constantly providing society with valuable services.

Given that roads can and should last for many years, the tax-payers trusts implicitly that today’s sacrifices (taxes) will offer future benefits for a longer period.

This confidence, however, appears to be increasingly less justified. In most countries, roads are deteriorating at an accelerated pace, mostly because of serious deficiencies in their conservation. “

If you would like to discuss further please contact the author via info@pavement.com.au.

Road Maintenance Conference in Sydney, 25-26 June 2014

Road Maintenance Conference in Sydney, 25-26 June 2014