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A.I RoCond
The Philippines has a road network of about 200,000 kilometers of which 32,270 kilometers (at
May 2014) are classified as National roads under the management of the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH). The remaining roads are classified as local roads under the
management of Local Government Units concerned.
The DPWH Planning Process draws upon a number of types of data to determine works programs
and strategies. All these need to be maintained to suitable quality level and kept up to date to play
an effective role in formulating work programs that reflect the needs of the road users, and for
monitoring and reporting the condition of national roads and bridges to the public. Good quality
data enables planners to make better planning decisions, allocate funds efficiently, and ultimately
improve the management of the road network.
Management of all the National road network data feeding the planning process is a key function
of the Statistics Division (SD) of Planning Service. The Road and Bridge Information Application
(RBlA) was established as the official repository of road and bridge data in DPWH in Department
Order No. 54 of series 2004, through which SD are allocated responsibility for maintaining the data
integrity. All road inventory and condition data is stored and managed in the RBlA.
The visual condition assessment of the national network data has been conducted by manual
methods every year since 2004, under the management of SD. For that purpose, the RoCond
Manual was developed from the RoCond 90 manual of the Road and Traffic Authority of New
South Wales, Australia. It has continued to be refined since that time, with many versions
introducing changes to rating methods that are better suited to Philippines Conditions.

A.2 Outsourcing of surveys


As part of the National Roads Improvement and Management Program and in line with the second
phase of the Rationalization Plan, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plan to
outsource a certain amount of technical surveys from 2014 onwards, including the RoCond surveys
from 2015.


Data Collection:
Fully automatic
and storage of data through
electronic or mechanical measurements (e.g. profilometer measurements)
Data Collection: Manual observations which are recorded into a computer as
they are viewed during surveyor from a digital image (e.g. keyboard rating or voice recognition
of defect);
Manual Data Collection: Manual observations and manual recording on paper which are later
entered into a computer;
Road Network: A logical system of road sections and nodes
Road Section: A Road Section is a linear representation of a road's centerline and has a defined
length and direction (always in the direction of increasing kilometer posts/stationing).
It is
associated with one Road Name. Each Road Section is associated with a "Start" Node and an
"End" Node, and may also contain "Intermediate"
Node: Nodes are connectivity
elements defined and associated with locations along Road
Sections in the following
instances: junction between all national roads, junction between
national roads and other roads, end of a road, administrative
Location Reference Point (LRP): These are intermediate
points between nodes. LRP is a
permanent object on or adjacent to the road (usually a kilometre post) which has been
accurately located in terms of geo-coordinates
and is used as a reference point for distance
Segment: A segment is a length of road that is homogenous in terms of its physical attributes
or other features. It may also be defined for convenience, for example by breaking down a long
link into a more manageable shorter sections. The start and end of a segment is defined with a
node or a LRP.
Accuracy: The ability of the survey equipment to measure the true condition of the item being
surveyed. The aim is to reduce the equipment related bias or error in measurements if compared
to more accurate measurements
that have been taken before or have been taken with equipment
being more accurate to that currently being used.
Measurement Interval: The physical measurement interval used by the equipment. For example
rutting measurement using the laser profilometer records and stores the profile at every 15 mm.
Reporting interval: The minimum specified reporting interval at which the data is summarized
for the Client. For example, rutting may be reported at 10 m or 20 m intervals for the same
equipment as above.
Single lane road: A road with one lane in accordance with the road marking, or, in the absence
of marking, a road with a carriageway width smaller than 6.1m

Multi-lane road: A road with more than one lane as per the road marking, or, in the absence
marking, a road with a carriageway width greater than 6.1. The number of lanes is recorded
the carriageway width divided by 3.05 (rounded to lower integer).

Multi-surface pavement: A pavement that does not have a consistent surface type over its entire
length (e.g. two inner lanes in Asphalt, two outer lanes in concrete).
Single Carriageway Road: A single or multi-lane road without any barrier or median separating
traffic traveling in opposite directions.
Dual Carriageway Road: A multi-lane road with a barrier or median separating traffic traveling
in opposite directions.
Split road: A road segment which on some part and at a particular location is split from a single
carriageway to dual/parallel carriageway
Surface Area: Total section length multiplied by the carriageway width. This width excludes
the paved shoulder width.


L.1 Deliverables
The following shall be submitted as per the schedule specified in Section M.l.

Manuals and Plans:

o Traffic Management Plan: 5 printed and one electronic copies
o Quality Management Plan: 5 printed and one electronic copies
o Data Collection Procedure Manual: 5 printed and one electronic copies
Report and Data
o Inception Report: 5 printed and one electronic copies
o Progress Reports with interim raw and processed data: 5 printed and two electronic
copies (data in electronic format only)
o Final Report: 5 printed and two electronic copies

All of the above documents shall be submitted in English.

DPWH may request additional documents or reports to be provided and/or presented for discussion,
provided they are related to the project. The DCC shall be obliged to undertake such requests from
DPWH, and provide the necessary information within the specified and agreed time.

L.2 Format
All deliverables shall be submitted in both printed and electronic format except for the survey data
which shall be submitted in electronic format unless otherwise specified.
Electronic copies of all documents and reports shall be provided in MS Word, Excel or other original
source file format as appropriate to be agreed with DPWH. Reports shall also be presented in pdf format.

L.3 Intellectual Property

All data, reports, plans, manuals, processes specific to the project and all documents or reports prepared
or developed as part of the project shall be the property of DPWH. The intellectual property of such
documents belongs to DPWH. DCC can make use of or refer to such documents for marketing and/or
other project purposes after obtaining written consent from Client. TDPWH shall issue the consent to
all reasonable requests.
Other documents including data, maps and reports supplied to the DCC by DPWH or other
organizations to assist with the study shall be returned to DPWH at the end of the project.