Paper by GORSKI VEVERKA VERVENNE from ISCR 6th 1990
A pavement management system for secondary road networks has been developed by the Belgian Road Research Centre for local government agencies and municipalities and handles both cement concrete and bituminous pavements. The system called GERSEC integrates technical approaches and economical evaluations with a view to optimize the distribution of the available funds at the network level. The aims of this system are the following: - to evaluate the present condition of roads; - to determine the needs for their upgrading; - to formulate a policy and a work program to meet management requirements. The computerized version of the system includes a road data base combined with assessment and optimization routines.