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PIARC (the World Road Association) has asked HDMGlobal to continue technical support, training and sales for the Highways Design and Maintenance (HDM) software, which is used to appraise investment in road networks across the world


The extension is within the framework of the current concession from PIARC and precedes a major upgrade which will be led by the World Bank Group. The upgrade will come at a time when countries are considering the necessity of transport networks that will improve resilience, enable economic recovery, and support the switch to low-carbon transport.

The HDM software was initially developed at the University of Birmingham as part of the International Study of Highway Development and Management, which was supported by UKAid. Now on its fourth iteration (HDM-4), it delivers powerful analysis of the lifetime costs and benefits of road construction and maintenance.