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Citywide Pavement Management Program Update

City of Irvine (2008-2014)

Mr. Joe Dillman, Public Works Street Supervisor – (949) 724-7696

6427 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) 

Bucknam & Associates was recently selected by the City of Irvine to perform a citywide conversion of their previous CHEC pavement software to MicroPAVER as well as perform 400 miles of pavement survey.  Our staff developed a citywide capital improvement plan that proactively developed an OCTA Measure M2 compliant MPAH network and a local maintenance zone program that will garner the greatest return-on-investment for the City.  All MicroPAVER data was be linked to the City’s GIS system through the GBA Master Series software. 
















 Based on our assessment, conversion and implementation efforts, the City contracted with our firm through fiscal year 2014 for pavement management services.

 Additionally, our staff is currently performing pavement management and inspection services on all designated “off-street” bike and trail pathways, park sidewalk and facility hardscapes.  Our firm will be supporting the City with PMP services through fiscal year 2013-14.


John Wayne Airport (JWA), Orange County

Pavement Management Program Update – 2008 thru 2014)

Mr. Bill Mohler, A/E Project Manager – (949) 252-6013

3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Bucknam & Associates was selected by the John Wayne Airport to perform a facility-wide pavement survey which includes all PCC aprons, taxiways and AC runways.  Our staff will be assessing previous MicroPAVER inspection and survey efforts that have been performed over the past six plus years as well as assist JWA staff develop a new FAA required capital improvement program through the use of MicroPAVER.  Our work efforts will cover a three-year term and will additionally assist JWA staff in implementing a MicroPAVER-GIS based system to enhance the PMP. 

 Based on the success of our initial project, Bucknam was recently awarded a three-year extension to 2014 for PMP services.


City of Fountain Valley, CA

Infrastructure Management Program - GIS


  • Pavement Management
  • ESRI-ArcIMS Implementation, development and management
  • Water Master Planning
  • Sewer Master Planning
  • Storm Drain Master Planning
  • Scanning-Record Retention - GIS Link
  • Citywide Tree Management Program

Mr. Mark Lewis, Director of Public Work/City Engineer – (714) 593-4435

10200 Slater Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

"The efforts the Bucknam & Associates team has put forth in developing and expanding the City’s GIS capabilities have been a tremendous benefit throughout the City. All departments, including the City Manager, are utilizing the tools developed to provide quick, easy access to information and to develop quality graphics in just a few short key strokes of the computer.

The City looks forward to continuing our relationship with Bucknam & Associates as we expand and refine our GIS capabilities."

Over the past ten years, Mr. Peter Bucknam has assisted the City in the management of their pavement management program.  Within this time frame he has overseen five (5) phases of major survey, implemented MicroPAVER software, realigned the City's residential maintenance zones, delivered multiple Measure M compliant pavement reports and established a dynamic link between the City's pavement data and the established ArcIMS based GIS system.

This past year, the City desired to bring diverse infrastructure management programs into a GIS-data platform that would allow them to access, manipulate and perform spatial analysis across multiple disciplines.  This was a large undertaking and involved numerous departments such as Public Works, Maintenance, City Manager, Information Systems, and Traffic.  Bucknam & Associates served as the prime on the project.

Our first goal was to identify the current state and quality of the data that the City had been collecting and archiving over the past 10 years.  The City had a tremendous amount of sewer, storm drain, water, census, tree, and historical record improvement data that they wanted to bring together.  Our team initially assessed the current unique ID systems within the data and recommended that all the data be linked to the City's existing centerline file.

The centerline file and ID system was currently being used to link the City's pavement management data.  We built upon this methodology and eventually linked all the infrastructure programs mentioned above to the City's centerline system.  No end-user software had to be purchased and installed on staff computers; all GIS data is accessible through the use of Internet Explorer.  With the installation of XY Maps upon the City's ArcIMS, the City has the ability to toggle on and off specific infrastructure layers based upon their work activities.  Staff can query and find essential data by using the XY Map tools such as searching by address, street name and cross streets, APN, maintenance zones, etc.

As shown below, the user has searched for water infrastructure data and has a list of data results to view.  Additionally, for this project our staff scanned all hanging improvement plans that the City has had archived for years.  Our staff then built a detailed record retention database from the scanned improvement plans with the goal of linking each individual scan and set of plans to the GIS.

Our team reviewed, assessed and cataloged essential data from the City's CIP, tract, parcel, grading and street improvement plans and linked them to the GIS through the centerline files and surrounding polygons.  This now allows City staff to not only query the XY Maps system for water, storm drain, sewer, tree, census and pavement data but provides them a dynamic link to individual and sets of improvement plans associated with each street segment or parcel(s).  As shown below the user can review the static data within the information box but has the ability to hyperlink to the scanned drawings associated with the street, parcel, track, water lines, etc.

The project spanned over nine months and was made accessible to City of Fountain Valley staff in the Spring of 2007.  The framework that was used for this initial project is now carrying over to other GIS related projects that the City is involved with.  As the City moves into Phase II and future GIS projects, this established tool will be used as the essential building block for better management.



"Peter Bucknam is extremely focused and energetic...His emphasis on client satisfaction and follow-up has resulted in a backlog of repeat business as well as new clients from word-of-mouth referrals. No stranger to technology, he eagerly tackles challenging projects to bring real-time solutions to various public agency clients."

Melanie Houk, Senior Counsel, Lennar Corporation