Status of PAVER Implementation within the US Air Force
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Regardless of how well conceived a pavement management system PMS is, unless well implemented and accepted by the end user its benefits cannot be realized. This paper seeks to estimate the present status of implementation within the U.S. Air Force of the pavement management system, PAVER. This work is based in part on an initial effort by Captain Timothy R. McLean who in 1984 wrote his graduate thesis on Improving PAVER Implementation. In his research he sought to determine the problems encountered in the field during the implementation of PAVER as well as recommendations from the field for improving or refining PAVER. He identified training, manpower, equipment, and top management support as key areas requiring attention to improve PAVER implementation. This work seeks to estimate and validate not only the present extent of these pre-identified problem areas, but also the current extent of PAVERs use and application. Example areas which the questionnaire addresses include an estimation of the following the number of air bases which have partially or fully implemented PAVER, the accuracy of pavement distress and inventory data being used, the application of PAVER to project programming, the ranking of benefits from using PAVER, and preceptions of PAVER as an innovation which have been identified in various literature as factors influencing the diffusion of innovation.
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