Pavement Management Services (PMS), has been operating in this field in Australia since 1981. The company has grown from a one-man consultancy into a cohesive team of dedicated engineers, technicians and support staff, providing 'end-to-end’ solutions for pavement and highway management throughout the world.
PMS has pioneered advanced pavement deterioration prediction techniques used to optimise road maintenance planning over long durations. We provided these services to the Contractor for one of the first public private partnership (PPP) schemes, for maintenance of a road network in Sydney for what was initially a 10 year contract, but extended to a 14 year period, commencing in 1995.
PMS was also the first company in Australia to use Falling Weight Deflectometers to assess pavement strength. Back in 1983 it was clear that sophisticated equipment was needed in order to provide adequate technology to a more sophisticated pavement engineering market. In 1983, PMS acquired the first Falling Weight Deflectometer from Dynatest Engineering A/S in Denmark. FWD-016 was the sixteenth Falling Weight Deflectometer built and the first in Australia.
It is our vision and desire to engineer sustainable and reliable road infrastructure that will effectively meet the needs of the community for the lowest social, economic and environmental impact.
We seek to do this by working with clients, industry and educational centers in a concerted effort to reduce resource usage by 15%, environmentally damaging emissions by 15% and improved serviceability by 15% within five years from current construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation and preventative maintenance treatments.
We know that we deal with a product that is limited in supply and is damaging to the environment and our future. Alternative products are available and more will be discovered. Our aim is to assess and offer solutions that demonstrate the same level of serviceability and reliability as traditional solutions but at a lower social, environment and economic cost.
PMS has the unique capability to investigate and characterise transport infrastructure located above ground as well as on and below the surface, providing information on bridges and structures above the ground, the pavements and tracks on the ground, the sub-layers and deeper geology. Where possible, non-destructive techniques are used for minimal disruption to general public. The analysed data is used to identify the transport infrastructure needs. This information assists clients in future planning and infrastructure development projects. Improved infrastructure ultimately leads to enhancement of industry and business capability in the community.