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.