DATA MANAGEMENT-COMPUTERIZED PAVER SYSTEM
each automated system report, including content and
use, is contained in appendix D.
a. Computerized data management. The manual
a. PAVER data input/update forms. The data
data management system described in chapter 6 is a
stored in the computer is virtually the same as that
systematic way of recording and storing information
recorded on the record cards of the manual system. To
make this data machine-readable, special input/update
management. However, for medium to large-sized
forms are used. By using an ADD/CHANGE/DELETE
installations, the number of record cards can increase to
code, each input form can be used to store new
the point where it is very time consuming to manually
information in the computer or to make changes or
search, sort, and compile information for various
deletions to information that has already been stored.
maintenance management applications. An optional
An outstanding feature of the PAVER input/update
computerized system is available to automatically
program is that the PCI and extrapolated distress data
for the pavement section are computed as the condition
addition, the computer may be used to perform a
survey data are input or revised.
number of calculations that in a manual system would
b. PAVER report outputs. There are two types of
have to be accomplished manually.
PAVER reports: the writer reports and the computation
b. Description of system. This chapter briefly
describes the computerized PAVER system. Specific
(1) Writer reports.
Writer reports are
user instructions may be obtained from the assigned
preformatted reports generated by the PAVER Data
responsible agency-the US Army Facilities Engineering
Base Manager feature called the report writer, which
Support Agency (USAFESA), Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.
sorts through PAVER stored information to meet
specific user requirements at the time of report
7-2. Use of computerized PAVER
generation. There are several such reports available,
Generally, the computerized system is recommended
including those for generating inspection results,
for expediency of data handling and report generation.
pavement inventory, pavement structure, work required,
It may become advantageous to use it for pavement
and work completed history. An example of a pavement
networks with a large number of pavement sections
inspection report is shown in figure 7-1. An example of
(more than 200). However, if the choice of system is
pavement ranking in an increasing order of PCI is
not clear-cut, it is always possible to set up a manual
shown in figure 7-2.
system and then later convert to a computerized
(2) Computation reports.
reports are special reports that require further
7-3. System description
and/ or new data provided by the user. One of the
PAVER is operated via a desk-top computer terminal
currently available reports develops routine M&R
normally located in the Buildings and Grounds Division
requirements based on stored pavement distress data
of the Facilities Engineering Organization. This terminal
and the engineer maintenance policy (which can be
sends and receives information from a central computer
stored in PAVER). An example output is shown in figure
via standard telephone lines.
The user stores
7-3. Another available report computes the present
information about the pavement network in the
worth of any M&R alternative using the economic
computer by typing in data on the terminal or by having
analysis procedure presented in chapter 5. An example
data keypunched and read in through a card reader.
output is shown in figure 7-4. Other computation reports
The user retrieves information from the computer by
can be developed as needed.
typing in commands which cause various options of
reports to be printed on the terminal. Reports may be
produced interactively (instantly) or in batch (retrieved at
a later time). A brief description and the possible use of