UKPMS Comparability Testing
Accredited UKPMS Systems
The 3 Tranches of UKPMS Functionality
· Tranche 1
· Tranche 2
· Tranche 3
Rules and Rule Sets
Feature Hierarchy
Best Value Performance Indicators
UKPMS Condition Surveys
· Coarse Visual Inspection
· Detailed Visual Inspection
· SCANNER Surveys
· Deflectograph
· Machine-Measured Rutting
UKPMS Location Referencing
· Section Referencing
· Chainage and Feature Referencing
· Cross Section Position Referencing
UKPMS Inventory

Comparability Testing

UKPMS is not a single system, but is a specification for those parts of a pavement management system where national consistency and comparability is required. Suppliers of Highway Management Systems are encouraged to incorporate those key aspects of UKPMS within their systems, and a central testing programme to ensures comparability with (and in key algorithmic respects, conformity to) the UKPMS design.

The aims of UKPMS Comparability Testing are;

  • To encourage and obtain the addition of UKPMS functionality to existing highway management systems, in line with sponsors' requirements for the prioritisation of structural maintenance works on locally funded highways and on principal roads.
  • To achieve a logical and manageable sequence of phased development and release by approved suppliers.
  • To ensure national consistency of systems and data through the application of comparability tests leading to the award of a 'UKPMS Stamp of Approval' to successful systems.

Ongoing comparability will be ensured by the Annual “Health Check” tests, and there are plans to extend testing to cover software used to carry out UKPMS Visual Inspections using hand held computers.

Produced by Chris Britton Consultancy Ltd on behalf of the UKPMS Owners Forum