UKPMS Comparability Testing
Accredited UKPMS Systems
The 3 Tranches of UKPMS Functionality
Rules and Rule Sets
Best Value Performance Indicators
UKPMS Condition Surveys
Coarse Visual Inspection
Detailed Visual Inspection
· SCANNER Surveys
UKPMS Location Referencing
Chainage and Feature Referencing
Cross Section Position Referencing
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.
aims of UKPMS Comparability Testing are;
Ongoing comparability will be ensured by the
Check” tests, and there are plans to extend testing to cover
software used to carry out UKPMS Visual Inspections using hand
- To encourage and obtain
the addition of UKPMS functionality to existing highway management
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.