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|Title||DEVELOPMENT OF A PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PMMS) FOR GAZA CITY|
|Title in Arabic||DEVELOPMENT OF A PAVEMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PMMS) FOR GAZA CITY|
Gaza City, like many cities throughout Palestine, is facing a monumental challenge in dealing with aging infrastructure. For pavements in particular, it is observed that they have been deteriorated because of misuse, overuse and mismanagement. The current management reveals that the system used is not flexible enough to reflect changing conditions and is poor to assist in decision making during the design life of pavements. This study aims to initiate a Pavement Maintenance Management System (PMMS) for Gaza City in which it provides a systematic process of maintaining, upgrading and operating the City pavements and tools to facilitate a more flexible approach that can enable to perform tasks better, more economically, effectively and of higher quality. A system has been presented to facilitate the decision making process for Gaza City pavements. It is based mainly on the direct integration between Micro PAVER as a pavement software and GeoMedia Professional as Geographic Information System (GIS) software in order to fully exploit the capabilities of each individual package. Also, a simple Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been developed in which it contains user-friendly menus that can help in presenting PMMS results and consequently, to justify the decisions made. A case study zone of about 20 km length of roads was inspected to analyze the proposed PMMS. Condition analysis and decisions were performed to determine maintenance needs, budgets, priorities, etc.
|Series||Volume: 13, Number: 1|
|Publisher||Journal of the Islamic University of Gaza (Series of Natural Studies & Engineering)|
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