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The quality management of road networks: current knowledge and future developments

Adelino Ferreira
Civil engineer. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Luis Picado-Santos
Civil engineer
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Today there are numerous institutions and organizations with responsibility for quality management of road networks at national, regional or local level, using Pavement Management Systems Roadway. This article describes the current state of knowledge on various components of such management systems Pavements are described: Database Viaria Data System Quality Assessment of the Firm, System Cost, Models Provident behavior, and system programming conservation actions. foreseeable and necessary future developments in this field, as was highlighted in recent international conferences are also described. Finally, a critical analysis of these proposed developments for the future is made.

Pavement management systems, conservation, deterioration of firm behavior patterns, conservation intervention.

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