Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System For Airports in Egypt
Ahmed Mohamady; Mahmoud El Saied Solyman and Raafat M. A. Morsy
Construction Engineering and Utilities Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt
Abstract: The objective of this research is to assess the condition of general aviation airport pavements in Egypt then develop a systematic maintenance program at their disposal to help airport managers and maintenance personnel in identifying and properly treating the pavement distresses and deterioration. Also assessing the airport pavements will be the main basic for developing pavement maintenance management system for Airports in Egypt. Total runways across the country were surveyed.MicroPAVER (a PMS system developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) was selected as the platform for the PMS. An inventory database was developed for all runways in the network. Information about the construction and maintenance history was collected and entered into the MicroPAVERdatabase. On-site surveys were conducted to assess pavement conditions in terms of the Pavement Condition Index (PCI). Based on the condition survey performed using the MicroPAVER methodology, it was found that approximately 58% of sections surveyed are in “good” to “satisfactory” condition. More importantly, almost 23% of the network can be rated as “good.” Also, it was found that 29% of the sections surveyed are in “fair” condition. Overall, the condition of the network can be rated as “satisfactory.” A condition curve was developed for each of the two different types of surfaces (Asphalt Concrete AC and Portland Cement Concrete PCC) then the pavement conditions of all branches were predicted. Comparison between two budget scenario reports was developed. The results analysis show that the runways of the general aviation airports eligible for Holding Company funding in Egypt could be brought to a “satisfactory” rating or above (i.e. average PCI ≥ 70) by spending approximately LE 30 million on average per year for the next five years. After that, the spending would decrease considerably and the average pavement condition could be kept above (70) by performing diligent and timely preventive maintenance.
[Ahmed Mohamady* ; Mahmoud El Saied Solyman* and Raafat M. A. Morsy, Development of Pavement Maintenance Management System For Airports in Egypt. J Am Sci 2013;9(3):1-9]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org.1
Keywords: PMS, PMMS, Airport pavement management system, Airport Pavement maintenance.