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A-1 Appendix A Survey Questionnaire (web-only)
A-2 This appendix is only provided in the version of the document published on the NCHRP website: nCHRp pRojeCt 20-05/SyntHeSiS topiC 47-08 pavement Management Systems: putting data to Work Questionnaire Dear Pavement Management Practitioner, The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is preparing a synthesis that will summarize current prac- tices related to the topic Pavement Management Systems: Putting Data to Work. This is being done for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), under the sponsorship of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The purpose of this questionnaire is to document current uses of pavement management data and analysis to support decision making and program development. The survey includes questions on the use of pavement management analysis results for resource allocation, determining cost-effectiveness, pro- gram development, and communication with stakeholders. The results of the survey will be incorporated into a synthesis that will highlight agenciesâ practices and lessons learned, with the intent of advancing the state of practice. This survey is being sent to Pavement Management Engineers in each of the 52 state transportation agencies and 10 Canadian provinces. If you are not the appropriate person at your agency to complete this questionnaire, please forward it to the correct person. Please complete and submit this survey by February 26, 2016. We estimate that it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. It is designed so you can exit and return to the survey if you need to allo- cate your time over several days. If you have any questions or problems related to this questionnaire, please contact the Principal Investigator, Ms. Katie Zimmerman, at (217) 398-3977 or kzimmerman@ appliedpavement.com. Questionnaire Tips 1. To print a blank copy of the questionnaire, click here and print using âcontrol p.â 2. To save your partial answers and complete the questionnaire later or pass a partially completed questionnaire to a colleague, advance to the next page of your survey to save your responses and then exit. Utilizing the original, unique link e-mailed to you, you (or your colleague) may reenter your survey at any time. 3. Survey navigation is conducted by selecting the âprevâ (previous) or ânextâ button at the bottom of each page. Thank you for your time and expertise in completing this important questionnaire.
A-3 Contact 1. Please provide your contact information: Name ________________________________________________________________________ Agency _______________________________________________________________________ Street Address _________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code ____________________________________________________________ E-mail Address _________________________________________________________________ Phone Number _________________________________________________________________ Section 1: General pavement Management information 2. For each part of the transportation network listed below, use the checkbox if your pavement manage- ment database contains inventory and/or condition information for that system. Select all that apply. U.S. STATES Network Component Do You Have Inventory Information? (Such as section length, pavement type) Do You Have Condition Information? (Such as roughness or pavement condition) Optional Comments Please enter any comments that will help explain your response. Interstate Routes Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) Routesâ State-Maintained NHS Routes Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) RoutesâNon-State Maintained NHS Routes Non-NHS State-Maintained Routes Local Roads (e.g., non-NHS routes that are NOT state maintained) Frontage Roads Entrance/Exit Ramps High-Occupancy Lanes or Bus Lanes Shoulders CANADIAN PROVINCES Network Component Do You Have Inventory Information? (Such as section length, pavement type) Do You Have Condition Information? (Such as roughness or pavement condition) Optional Comments Please enter any comments that will help explain your response. Trans-Canada Highway Provincial Highways Frontage Roads Entrance/Exit Ramps High-Occupancy Lanes or Bus Lanes Shoulders 3. Which of the following best describes your pavement management system? m Our software was developed in house. m A vendor supplied the software, but in house staff has made modifications. m We use proprietary software provided by a vendor that was customized for our needs. m We use public-domain software. m Other: ____________________________
A-4 4. When you collect distress information on divided highways, your agency: q Collects data for only one lane in one direction. q Collects data for only one lane in each direction. q Collects data for more than one lane in each direction. q Collects data in samples that are representative of network conditions. 5. When you collect distress information on non-divided highways, your agency: q Collects data for only one lane in one direction. q Collects data for only one lane in each direction. q Collects data for more than one lane in each direction. q Collects data in samples that are representative of network conditions. q Other: ________________________________________ 6. Which of the following are included in your pavement management database? Select all that apply. q Individual distress values (such as cracking extent, faulting values, and so on) q Individual indices (such as a rut index, a roughness index, and a cracking index) q Composite indices (such as an overall pavement condition index or a pavement serviceability index) q Remaining service life (RSL) q Traffic data q Treatment history q Routine maintenance activities (such as crack sealing and patching) q Treatment costs q Materials or construction information (such as the amount of recycled material used in construction) q Drainage information q Detailed performance data from national or state pavement test sections How does your agency define a Remaining Service Life (RSL)? â The time from the present (i.e., today) to when a pavement reaches an unacceptable condition. â The time until the next rehabilitation or reconstruction event. â The time until a condition index threshold limit is reached. â The time between applications of corrective pavement construction treatments. â The time until a remaining service interval. â Other (please specify): _________________________ Section 2: data Analysis and performance Modeling 7. Which of the following approaches are used to predict pavement performance? Select all that apply. q Our system does not predict pavement performance. q We use default models generated by the software. q We use customized models developed specifically for our agency using agency data. q We develop models for pavement families with similar characteristics. q We develop individual models for each pavement section. q We develop probabilistic models. q We develop models based on performance indices. q We develop models based on individual distresses. What factors are used to develop your customized performance models? Select all that apply. q Pavement structural condition. q Pavement functional condition. q Highway system (such as interstate, NHS, or non-NHS). q Pavement type (such as surface type). q Treatment history. q Maintenance history. q Pavement support (such as base or subgrade condition). q Climate. q Traffic data. q Safety data. q Environmental sustainability measures. q Other (please specify): _________________________________
A-5 How frequently do you update your models? m Never. m Annually. m Every 1 to 2 years. m Every 3 or more years. 8. Which of the following best describes the type of treatment recommendations generated in your pavement management system? m Treatment categories are recommended (such as preservation, rehabilitation, or reconstruction). m Specific treatments are recommended (such as chip seal or thin overlay). m Both types of treatment recommendations are generated. m No treatment recommendations are generated. 9. Which of the following factors are considered in your pavement management system for selecting a feasible pavement treatment? Select all that apply. q Pavement condition. q Pavement age. q Pavement type (such as flexible, rigid, or composite). q Traffic volumes and/or loads. q Highway system (such as interstate, NHS, or non-NHS). q Last treatment. q Pavement layer characteristics (such as base or subbase). q Climatic condition (such as wet-freeze or dry-freeze). q Other ___________________________________________ 10. Do your treatment rules recommend pavement preservation treatments as options? Examples of pavement preservation treatments include chip seals and microsurfacing on asphalt-surfaced pavements and diamond grinding or dowel-bar retrofit on concrete pavements. m Yes. m No. 11. From the list below, identify each type of analysis that can be done with your pavement management software (whether you are using it for that purpose or not). Select all that apply. q Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different treatments. q Set performance targets for portions of the network. q Estimate funding required to achieve performance targets. q Prioritize project recommendations under constrained funding. q Forecast expected conditions under different funding scenarios. q Set program budget allocations (such as funding levels for a preservation program). q Allocate funding to regions based on needs. q Analyze gaps between current and desired performance. q Prepare Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) submittals. q Verify performance models using field data. q Contribute to the development of a transportation asset management plan. q Develop contractor performance specifications and measures to monitor for warranty projects. q Other _____________________________________ Your responses indicate that your pavement management system can conduct each of these types of analyses. From the list below, select those that have actually been conducted using your pavement management software. Select all that apply. q Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different treatments. q Set performance targets for portions of the network. q Estimate funding required to achieve performance targets. q Prioritize project recommendations under constrained funding. q Forecast expected conditions under different funding scenarios. q Set program budget allocations (such as funding levels for a preservation program). q Allocate funding to regions based on needs. q Analyze gaps between current and desired performance. q Prepare Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) submittals. q Verify performance models using field data. q Contribute to the development of a transportation asset management plan. q Develop contractor performance specifications and measures to monitor for warranty projects. q Other _____________________________________
A-6 12. Do cost estimates in the pavement management system include the cost of non-pavement related activities such as striping or guardrail repairs? m Yes. m No. Section 3: putting data to Work 13. In your opinion, how closely do the project and treatment recommendations from your pavement management system match the projects that are actually funded? We are looking for an estimate rather than an exact number. m I donât know. m At least 70 percent of the time. m Between 40 to 70 percent of the time. m Less than 40 percent of the time. What are the reasons for the lack of a match between pavement management recommendations and funded projects? Select all that apply. q Lack of sufficient funds. q Lack of confidence in the pavement management analysis results. q Lack of confidence in the pavement management data. q Local conditions drive the recommendations. q Political influence. q District independence. q Network level analysis only rather than project level analysis capabilities. q Other _____________________________________ Which factor has the GREATEST influence on the lack of match between pavement manage- ment recommendations and funded projects (piped from previous question)? Add any comments necessary to support your responses: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 14. Which of the following processes are in place? Select all that apply. q A process to verify the quality of data collected. q A process to update historical work activities. q A process to update pavement surface type based on work activities. q A process to update the database with actual project costs. q None of the above. 15. Your pavement management software is integrated with what other computer systems? Select all that apply. q Comprehensive asset management system. q Bridge management system. q Maintenance management system. q Geographic information systems. q Financial management. q Centralized roadway database. q Another asset management software system. q Other (please specify): __________________________ q None, it operates independently. 16. Which of the following types of documentation are in place? Select all that apply. q Condition survey procedures. q Quality assurance procedures. q Performance model equations. q Treatment rules (such as those rules that describe the conditions that must be met for various treatment options to be considered viable).
A-7 q Pavement management roles and responsibilities. q Other (please specify): __________________________ q None of the above. 17. From the list below, identify what information the pavement management group shares with each of the four stakeholder groups listed. Type of Information Elected and Appointed Officials Agency Decision Makers Other Internal Stakeholders Other External Stakeholders Current pavement conditions Forecasted conditions Candidate projects Funded projects Future funding needs (also known as a backlog) Expected future funding levels Add any comments necessary to support your responses: ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 18. Identify the completed pavement management enhancements or current practices in column A and the enhancements you plan to make in the next 2 years in column B. Type of Enhancement A. Completed Enhancements or Current Practices B. Enhancements to be Made in the Next Two Years N/A Collect network level pavement structural condition using non- destructive testing procedures (such as a falling-weight deflectometer). Collect network level surface property/friction data. Develop or improve quality management procedures for the data. Analyze investment needs across asset types (such as pavements and bridges). Incorporate environmental sustainability metrics in treatment rules. Add preservation treatments into treatment rules. Incorporate risk into investment decisions. Use pavement management to optimize resource allocations. Update pavement management software Change from manual to automated* pavement condition surveys. Migrate to a 3D automated data collection system. Change from a sampling approach for pavement condition surveys to continuous surveys. Increase the frequency of pavement condition surveys. *For purposes of this question, consider automated surveys to involve data collected by imaging or by the use of noncontact sensor equipment. Manual surveys involve people in the field observing or measuring pavement properties.
A-8 19. Using the text box below, identify any additional data you wish you collected, but do not currently collect. You may skip the question if it is not applicable. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 20. If you have used your pavement management data in an âinnovativeâ or âunusualâ way, please use the text box below to describe the application. You may skip the question if it is not applicable. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 21. The synthesis will include up to five case studies to further describe innovative uses of pavement management information. Would your agency be interested in being considered as a case study? m Yes m No Review and Print Thank you for taking our survey. Your response is very important to us. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Ms. Katie Zimmerman, at (217) 398-3977 or kzimmerman@ appliedpavement.com.