What is it?
The Annual Engineer’s Inspection has been introduced recently as an alternative to existing UKPMS visual surveys and, although the AEI is not a current UKPMS affiliated survey, the survey is popular amongst Local Authorities due to the ease in which maintenance schemes and treatments are identified and summarised following an assessment on site. The survey has been designed with engineering judgement in mind so our background in pavement engineering, from graduate level through to fully CIHT chartered, affords us the expertise to deliver your AEI survey requirements in line with our comprehensive internal audit regime.
Ultimately, AEI focuses on treatment selection as opposed to raw defect identification and treatment length can be defined in accordance with your local rules in mind. In turn this supports lifecycle analysis and wider asset management.
AEI Benefits and Versatility
- Rapid, network-level assessment of carriageway and footway condition
- Defined treatment selections and maintenance schemes support decision-makers
- Safe survey procedure with minimal disruption to road users
- Simplified and easily reportable results to aid understanding at all levels
- Survey customisable to local requirements
- Utilises pavement engineering and materials expertise in condition assessment
Why do it?
Whether you are a pavement engineer, asset manager or council member, highway condition data needs to be easily understood and in a format that can be shared readily. As AEI focuses on treatment selection as opposed to defect identification, the data requires less technical input or analysis post-survey.
Consequently, the data collated can be utilised to drive maintenance scheme development and prioritisation, and lifecycle analysis. The survey is also very flexible allowing for different treatment information to be collated dependent on client requirements. For example, average scheme lengths or specialist treatment types that are championed at a local level can be incorporated into the survey specification.
PTS are unique within the industry in being able to monitor and report on the progress of survey activity in near real time using our in-house ReGen software. The system affords 24-hour access to clients, allowing data validation, analysis, and delivery to be done seamlessly. Clients can also view network condition using an intuitive Red-Amber-Green styling to provide valuable condition information in rapid timescales.
Moreover, with pavement engineering and materials testing at the core of our business, we also have a detailed understanding of highway materials and treatments, ensuring our certified engineering team has the right level of expertise for meeting AEI surveying standards and for making the right treatment selections within your local area.
PTS offer a variety of complimentary UKPMS services including SCANNER, SCRIM, CVI, DVI and FNS in addition to AEI. We also provide asset inventory surveys and can offer bespoke surveying services. Looking for post-survey analysis and reporting support, our consultancy team are also able to provide a variety of statutory and tailored consultancy solutions.
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