PAVERTM -- The Pavement Maintenance Management System -- originally was developed in the late 1970s to help the Department of Defense (DOD) manage M&R for its vast inventory of pavements. It uses inspection data and a pavement condition index (PCITM) rating from zero (failed) to 100 (excellent) for consistently describing a pavement's condition and for predicting its M&R needs many years into the future. The PCITM for airports became an ASTM standard in 1993 (D5340-10). The PCITM for roads and parking lots became an ASTM standard in 1999 (D6433-09). The ASTM standard can be ordered from the ASTM website. The PAVERTM program performs multiple levels of analysis to show where to best allocate scarce M&R dollars.
Pavements should be managed, not simply maintained!
PAVERTM is state-of-the-art technology in pavement management, and its development has greatly benefitted from strong support both within and outside the DOD community. Major supporters include: US Air Force, US Army, US Navy, Federal Aviation Administration, and Federal Highway Administration. Additionally, non-DOD users of PAVERTM greatly benefit from the training and technology support services provided by Colorado State University.