The constant development of the roadinfrastructure and the long-term sustainability challenges require a permanentmodernization that contributes to and facilitates the work of managing andmaking decisions regarding road evaluation, conservation and development. Taking advantage of the fact that HDM-4(Highway Development Management) is one of the most well-known and widely usedtools to support road management decisions, the HDM-4 Congress "TheMeeting Point of Managers Of Road Infrastructure "as the opportunity tobring together users of the tool as well as decision makers, consultants,academics and all those managers of initiatives and projects of roadinfrastructure.
All those professionals whoin one way or another consider themselves participants and managers of thedevelopment and management of the road infrastructure from the stages ofpre-investment evaluation and planning, through design and construction tomaintenance and operation. The idea is to participate in addition to the usualusers of the HDM-4, all those professionals who contribute both to the generationof inputs for the use of the tool as well as those who are receivers of HDM-4products, results and reports.
t is the opportunity to meet with users, experts and specialists in the use and application of the HDM-4 but in turn have the opportunity to coincide with professionals and companies working around the road infrastructure management.
HDM-4(Highway Development Management) is a management tool to supportdecision-making in road planning, evaluation and conservation, its main fieldof application being the management of road networks mainly at strategic andtactical level.
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.