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Effectiveness of pavement management system and its effects to the closing of final account in construction project in Malaysia

Zakaria, Zarabizan and Ismail, Syuhaida and Md Yusof, Aminah (2013) Effectiveness of pavement management system and its effects to the closing of final account in construction project in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Science and Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (ScieTech), JAN 24-25, 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/423/1/012034


Federal roads maintenance needs a systematic and effective mechanism to ensure that the roads are in good condition and provide comfort to the road user. In implementing effective maintenance, budget is main the factor limiting this endeavor. Thus Public Works Department (PWD) Malaysia used Highway Development and Management (HDM-4) System to help the management of PWD Malaysia in determining the location and length of the road to be repaired according to the priority based on its analysis. For that purpose, PWD Malaysia has applied Pavement Management System (PMS) which utilizes HDM-4 as the analysis engine to conduct technical and economic analysis in generating annual work programs for pavement maintenance. As a result, a lot of feedback and comment have been received from Supervisory and Roads Maintenance Unit (UPPJ) Zonal on the accuracy of the system output and problems that arise in the closing of final account. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to evaluate current system accuracy in terms of generating the annual work program for periodic pavement maintenance, to identify factors contributing to the system inaccuracy in selecting the location and length of roads that require for treatment and to propose improvement measures for the system accuracy. The factors affecting the closing of final account caused by result received from the pavement management system are also defined. The scope of this paper is on the existing HDM-4 System which cover four states specifically Perlis, Selangor, Kelantan and Johor which is analysed via the work program output data for the purpose of evaluating the system accuracy. The method used in this paper includes case study, interview, discussion and analysis of the HDM-4 System output data. This paper has identified work history not updated and the analysis is not using the current data as factors contributing to the system accuracy. From the result of this paper, it is found that HDM-4's system accuracy used by PWD Malaysia attains average 65 per cent only and had not achieved level that had been set by PWD Malaysia namely 80 per cent. Hence, this paper has revealed the causes of the occurrances in the pavement management system in construction project in Malaysia and investigated the consequences of the late payments and final account problems confronted by contractors in Malaysia, which eventually proposed strategic actions that could be taken by the contractors in securing their payments.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:pavement management system
Subjects:T Technology
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:51028
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 01:53
Last Modified:27 Jul 2017 00:47

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