Pavement Rating: The Heart of It All

The Pavement Condition Index (PCI) is the most important element of determining pavement conditions.  It is at the heart of the Zimmer approach to managing pavements. The PCI was developed at the Corps of Engineer’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign, Illinois by my friends, Mo Shahin, PhD. and […]

Pavement Rating: Moving from a Subjective to an Objective Approach

A subjective pavement management approach can work on a single, small property where an operations manager can remember pavement conditions over the years, but for larger properties, regions and portfolios, we recommend an objective approach to prioritize and budget for maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) programs.   Starting an objective program […]