In order to make effective decisions on the management of the UK's highway networks, decision-makers need to have the right information at their fingertips, often from different sources. One way of managing this is to use a UKPMS certified pavement management system.
UKPMS is the standard system for the assessment of the condition of the UK local road network and for planning investment and maintenance on paved carriageways, kerbs, footways and cycle-tracks within the UK. It is endorsed and promoted by the UK Roads Board and is recommended as best practice for local road maintenance in “Well Maintained Highways” the code of good practice for highway maintenance management. The use of a pavement management system accredited to the UKPMS specification is required to produce national performance indicators for local roads, and there are currently five commercial systems that have been accredited to the UKPMS specification.