The Highway Development and Management (HDM-4) system is the successor of the World Bank HDM-III model. HDM-4 is a practical and powerful tool for the analysis of road management and road investment choices. HDM-4 is the result of the International Study of Highway Development and Management (ISOHDM), which is coordinated by the World Road Association (PIARC) on behalf of leading international financing institutions. The ISOHDM technical team based at the University of Birmingham developed the HDM-4 software tools.
HDM-4 can be used for programming road works, estimating funding requirements, budget allocations, strategic analysis, asset valuation, predicting network performance and road user costs, project appraisal, policy impact studies, and a wide range of special applications including environmental, energy balance and non-motorised transport studies.
The main objectives of the course are as follows:
To provide participants with a thorough understanding of the role of HDM-4 in road network management
To teach participants how to use the HDM-4 Version 2 software correctly and effectively. This includes the adaptation and calibration of HDM-4 to local conditions, and the implementation of HDM-4 within a road management system.
Who should attend
All those involved in the planning, design, construction and management of roads. These include engineers, economists, planners and technologists.
Each participant will receive a signed certificate on completion of the course as proof that the course has been undertaken and completed.
In addition to the standard course described above, training courses are also offered that are tailored to the needs of a particular organisation. The tailored course would vary both in duration and contents, and may be presented at the University of Birmingham or at the home (country) of the particular organisation.
Dr J B Odoki, Course Director
Tel: 0121 414 5053