HDMGlobal is an international consortium of academic and consultancy companies that have formed a partnership for the future management of HDM 4. This was initially a five-year concession awarded by PIARC commencing June 2005 with exclusive rights for its distribution. Following the worldwide success of HDM-4 Version 2 during this period, in June 2010, and again in 2015, PIARC extended this for a further five years. In December 2019, the concession was extended by a further year to the end of July 2021, and again to July 2022. In May 2023 the concession was again extended to the end of July 2024.
At the centre of the consortium is the Highway Management Research Group a UK based association of the University of Birmingham, Atkins and AECOM in partnership with; TRL Ltd also of the UK, ARRB Transport Research Ltd from Australia, PFC and EGIS from France, and ICH of Chile. The main partners are complemented by close links with the associate members of the Mexican Institute of Transport, and IKRAM Paves Sdn Bhd of Malaysia
The concession will involve the consortium offering -
i) User support and other technical assistance services for present HDM-4 version 1.3 users and to HDM-4 Version 2 users
ii) Development and management of the HDM-4 website, including a database of user questions and answers
iii) Organization of the sales HDM-4 of the software and documentation throughout the world
iv) Operation of an HDM-4 users club to facilitate contacts, feedback from applications, etc
v) Organization of a system of labelled HDM-4 training courses
vi) Maintenance of the protection of the software against illegal multiple copies and pirating of the software
vii) Production of periodic up-graded versions including corrective actions and enhancements defined from user's feedback
viii) Regular updating of the HDM-4 documentation in the three languages English, French and Spanish
ix) Active promotion of the dissemination of HDM-4 via the Internet, articles, participation in conferences and training courses
The consortium will be required to report to a PIARC appointed review board and demonstrate its fulfilment of concession requirements, in particular, the quality of services to users.
HDMGlobal™ is a Trademark of the University of Birmingham Enterprise Limited
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