Proceedings of the Congress

RF 6 HDM-4 and Resilience

Thursday, February 10 08:00 - 09:30 (Calgary)

GMT : 02/10| 15:00 - 16:30 Paris : 02/10| 16:00 - 17:30 New Delhi : 02/10| 20:30 - 22:00 Tokyo : 02/11| 00:00 - 01:30 Sydney : 02/11| 02:00 - 03:30

Chair: Oscar de Buen Richkarday, PIARC Honorary President, Mexico  

HDM-4 is an economic appraisal tool that is used worldwide for assessing different road investment strategies. Typical uses of HDM-4 include a project evaluation where the economic and technical efficiency of the proposed scheme are analysed, as well as preparing annual road work programmes under budgetary restrictions. In the light of climate change and other impacts that may affect pavement performance, it is now more common to determine how resilient the proposed plan of work is to such effects, or to design resilience into HDM-4 prior to the analysis.
This foresight session looks at approaches to address resilient road investment strategies using HDM-4. The session will present case studies where resilience has been addressed by HDM-4 from a number of different countries, as well as take a forward look at how HDM-4 can address this important issue in the future.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Video
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Conclusion

Welcome and session introduction

• Dr Eric Stannard, CEO of HDMGlobal, UK
• Oscar de Buen Richkarday, PIARC Honorary President, Mexico


HDM4 and its importance in assessing climate resilience measures
• Kevin McPherson, Asset Management Consultant, TRL Limited & Robin Workman, Principal International Consultant, TRL Limited, UK

Resilient Maintenance Planning in Australia
• Tyrone Toole, Chief Technology Leader, Road Asset Performance, Australian Roads Research Board, Australia

Applying Foresight Thinking and HDM-4 to Improve Resilience of Roads in Asia and the Pacific
• Dr Michael Anyala, Senior Road Asset Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Indonesia

The Sustainable Future for HDM-4
• Martin Humphreys, Lead Transport Economist, World Bank, USA


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Questions and Answers

• Eric Stannard, HDM Global



• Oscar de Buen Richkarday, PIARC Honorary President, Mexico

Session Organiser: Dr Eric Stannard, CEO of HDMGlobal, UK
PIARC Technical key contact: Patrick Malléjacq, PIARC Secretary General, France