The development of the road infrastructure and the long-term challenges require that public and private road agencies, as well as consultants, project evaluators and all those professionals and specialists in road management, need systems and tools that contribute and facilitate the work of managing and making decisions regarding conservation, rehabilitation, improvement and development of roads.
Given this situation and you are aware that the HDM-4 (Highway Development Management) program has long been one of the most well-known and widely used tools in the world to support decision making, in areas of application such as road infrastructure management and investment assessment methodologies, among other issues, allow the creation of a space and a meeting point for all those interested in issues related to road infrastructure management to share their progress in this area and present their current and new needs.
Considering also that the number of users of the tool is growing constantly and that several countries, especially in Latin America, are developing applications and experiences of application that is interesting to share and to disseminate, the initiative to generate the HDM-4 Conference "Workshops & Meeting of the Road Infrastructure Managers " in Santiago de Chile during the last week of September 2017, with the intention of bringing together users of the tool also to decision makers, consultants, academics and all those managers of initiatives And road infrastructure projects
Santiago de Chile
All those professionals who in one way or another consider themselves participants and managers of the development and management of the road infrastructure from the stages of pre-investment evaluation and planning, through design and construction to maintenance and operation.
The idea is to participate in addition to the usual users of the HDM-4, all those professionals who contribute both to the generation of inputs for the use of the tool as well as those who are receivers of HDM-4 results and reports.
Therefore, the presence of authorities of entities and public and private road agencies related to the planning, execution, conservation and operation of road infrastructure is expected, as well as professionals from companies dedicated to the field of road management.
It is the opportunity to meet with users, experts and specialists in the use and application of the HDM-4 but also have the opportunity to coincide with professionals and companies working around the road infrastructure management.
Considering the popularity of some of the modules and models that make up the HDM-4 tool, its scope of application has been extended to analysis and very specific and limited uses, which has led to the development and implementation of studies Sensitization, adjustment and / or calibration with a view to its proper application within the local conditions of a country or region. For this reason to know the experiences and knowledge resulting from this type of projects in different countries is an incentive to participate in the event.
It is expected that in addition to the Conference and taking advantage of the call and presence of experts in Chile during the week of the event, complementary activities will be developed within the scope of road infrastructure management.
HDMGlobal is an international consortium of academic and consultancy companies that have formed a partnership for the future management of HDM 4. This was initially a five-year concession awarded by PIARC commencing June 2005 with exclusive rights for its distribution. Following the worldwide success of HDM-4 Version 2 during this period, in June 2010 PIARC extended this for a further five years.
At the center of consortium is the Highway Management Research Group a UK based association of the University of Birmingham, Atkins and URS-Scott Wilson in partnership with; TRL Ltd also of the UK, ARRB Transport Research Ltd from Australia, ENPC and EGIS from France, and ICH of Chile. The main partners are complemented by close links with the associate members of the Mexican Institute of Transport, and IKRAM Paves Sdn Bhd of Malaysia.
HDM-4 (Highway Development Management) is a management tool to support decision-making in road planning, evaluation and conservation, its main field of application being the management of road networks mainly at a strategic and tactical level.