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XXVIIth World Road Congress
Proceedings of the Congress

Workshop 16 - HDM-4 – The Past, The Present, and the Future

Friday, October 6 11:30 - 13:00
Chair: Eric STANNARD, CEO of HDMGlobal, UK
Room: Club E, 1st floor

The current Highways Development and Management tool (HDM-4) has been available for almost 20 years. During that time it has built on the success and reputation of its predecessor, HDM-III to become the internationally recognised software tool recommended and used by aid-agencies worldwide. It has been distributed to over 120 countries and used by government agencies, construction agencies, research institutions, funding/development banks, and individual consultants in developed and developing countries. 

This workshop looked at the wide number of studies that HDM-4 has been used on, as well as looking at some current applications of the software which show how to integrate the tool with Asset Management systems to leverage data for an analysis as well as evaluation of new pavement materials. Finally, the workshop looked to the future, and introduced the role of the World Bank’s initiative to update HDM-4 to produce a tool which will address the requirements of users into the future. There was an opportunity to ask questions to the presenters and HDM-4 experts present at the workshop.

  1. Welcome and session introduction
  2. Presentations
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Conclusion
  5. Final conclusions
  6. Organization

Welcome and session introduction


  • Applications of HDM-4 within MDBs
    Michael ANYALA - Senior Road Asset Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Connecting HDM-4 to an Asset Management System
    Robin WORKMAN (United Kingdom) - Principal Consultant, TRL
  • Investigating the Impact of Resilient Materials Using HDM-4
    Mehran ESKANDARI TORBAGHAN (United Kingdom) - Lecturer in Infrastructure Asset Management, University of Birmingham
  • Looking to the Future: HDM-5
    Binyam REJA (United States) - The World Bank, Transport Connectivity and Regional Integration

Questions and Answers



Final conclusions


Session Organiser: Eric STANNARD