User Guides and Manuals

Welcome to the RAMM Documentation Set

All our relevant user guides and manuals are available below. If you wish to read on your computer screen, open the fully searchable online (web help) versions of the documents. If you wish to print out the documents and read a hard copy, please download the pdf version of the document and print the sections you require.

Find the answer

Find the answer

Ever wanted to find the answer to a question about RAMM but weren’t sure where to look? Find the Answer is a combination of the entire RAMM documentation set. So when you perform a keyword search in this document, the list of responses will be sourced from all the relevant manuals.
Search to Find the Answer here. There is no pdf version.

Work Origin in RAMM

Work Origin in RAMM

Work Origin in RAMM is used to associate Carriageway Surfaces and Pavement Layers with the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) Activity Classes and Work Categories. All the NZTA definitions have been preloaded into RAMM. They are not available by default. Each RCA needs to determine which Activity Classes and Work Categories will be available when recording Carriageway Surfaces or Pavement Layers. Read Work Origin in RAMM here or download the pdf for printing here.

Pavement Rating Assessment

Pavement Rating Assessment

Pavement Rating Assessment data are collected using arbitrary lengths based on where the Condition of the Road changes. Inspectors record the severity and extent of Road Conditions. These extent ratings vary from one (1) being the optimum to five (5) being sub optimal. The data are then entered into RAMM and summarised to Treatment Lengths. These summaries are used in the RAMM Works Selection process. Read Pavement Rating Assessment here or download the pdf for printing here.

Treatment Length Dynamic Segmentation

Treatment Length Dynamic Segmentation

Treatment Length Dynamic Segmentation is the process by which RAMM divides Roads into Treatment Lengths. You can run the process several times using different criteria you have defined. Each time you run the process you can compare the existing Treatment Lengths with those created by the process. You can then accept or discard the new Treatment Length set per Road.
Read Treatment Length Dynamic Segmentation here or download the pdf for printing here.

Works Selection

Works Selection

You use Works Selection to generate a programme of recommended treatments and treatment costs for your network by creating a scenario. The recommendations are based on your current Condition data, traffic volume and level of service parameters set by you. View, report, prioritise and graph the projected treatments, treatment costs and the condition data to decide whether to accept the recommendations or to run a different scenario. Read Works Selection here or download the pdf for printing here.

Using ONRC

Using ONRC

RAMM ONRC implements the One Network Road Classification system as defined by NZTA’s Road Efficiency Group. Read Using ONRC here. The most convenient way to read about ONRC on paper is to download the PDF version of Using ONRC and print it. Using ONRC is available here.

Pocket RAMM

Pocket RAMM

The Pocket RAMM user interface is substantially different from previous versions. Users who are confronted with the new interface may not understand the options now available to them. This booklet has been produced to guide users around the improved interface and show how to add a job, an inspection, or an asset, and other standard tasks. Read or download and print the Pocket RAMM: How you do things booklet here.

Traffic Count Estimation

Traffic Count Estimation

RAMM Traffic Count Estimation enables you to combine historical traffic information with intelligent Carriageway Section linking to produce a traffic counting and estimation programme which delivers the most Network coverage, the most accurate and up to date ADT Estimates for the minimum number of counts. Read Traffic Count Estimation here or download the pdf for printing here.

RAMM Contractor

RAMM Contractor

This guide is for Road Maintenance Contractors and Network Owners. It covers setting up Contracts, managing Dispatches, generating Claims for work done and reporting on Contract activities. Sections include RAMM Patrol, Maintenance Activity, Cost Escalation and On-cost. Read RAMM Contractor here or download the pdf for printing here.

RAMM Contractor Best Practice Guide

RAMM Contractor Best Practice Guide

This guide is for Contractors and Network Owners who want to use RAMM Contractor and Pocket RAMM to manage the Roading Network in the most productive and efficient manner. It gives a lucid explanation of the estimation and claims approval process. Read RAMM Contractor Best Practice Guide here or download the pdf for printing here.

Using RAMM (Delphi)

Using RAMM (Delphi)

This is a basic help guide introduction to RAMM (Delphi). It covers the essentials, common tasks, procedures as well as Mapping and Decision Cube functions. There is a comprehensive explanation of the RAMM tool bar controls. Read Using RAMM (Delphi) here or download the pdf to print here.

Working with RAMM (Delphi)

Working with RAMM (Delphi)

This is an advanced help guide for power users of RAMM (Delphi). Use this guide only if you have a good working knowledge of RAMM (Delphi), its Assets, the database structure and key components such as Treatment Lengths. This guide covers: User Defined Assets, Surfaces, RAMM SQL, Bridges, Maintenance Activity, Pavement Structure, Pavement Strength and RAMM Security. Read Working with RAMM here or download the pdf for printing here.

Forward Work Programme

Forward Work Programme

This guide is for those who use Forward Work Programme (FWP) in RAMM to plan their programme of works for their network. It is also known as NOMAD. It is an advanced tool for forecasting and analysis.
Read Forward Work Programme here or download the pdf for printing here.

Assessment

Assessment

RAMM Assessment is a feature used to manage and record inspections of road assets. You use it to manage the overall condition of your network. This document includes using Pocket RAMM for Assessment. It also includes Pavement Rating Assessment.
Read Assessment here or download the pdf for printing here.

Asset Valuation

Asset Valuation

RAMM now has two parallel Asset Valuation systems allowing you to value your road network and calculate replacement costs. You use the one you prefer. The existing one is accessed from RAMM Manager and is described in the Asset Valuation manual. The pdf for printing is here.
The new AV system is in the Applications folder at the Menu. There is a full video set showing you how to use it.

Traffic Signals

Traffic Signals

This manual explains how to set up Traffic Signals in RAMM so that they match your network. It also has an extensive section on setting up your Intersections in RAMM which you must do before you can set up Traffic Signals.
Read Traffic Signals here or download the pdf for printing here.

Intersections

Intersections

Intersections in RAMM are used to positively locate Traffic Signals. They are also used in Bylaws. This manual shows you how to set up your Intersections in your RAMM database.
Read Intersections here or download the pdf for printing here.

Managing RAMM

Managing RAMM

This manual has sections on skid resistance, treatment selection, audit and status check functions. It has not been updated since 2003, other than cosmetically, and so does not include recent enhancements.
Read Managing RAMM here or download the pdf for printing here.

RAMM to IRIS Data Transfer

RAMM to IRIS Data Transfer

Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) holds information in their IRIS system about every Road in Western Australia (WA). Local Road information is maintained by each Local Government (LG) in their RAMM database. LG Road information must be uploaded into IRIS on a regular basis. Also information held in the IRIS system should be replicated in the LG RAMM database.
Read RAMM to IRIS Data Transfer here or download the pdf for printing here.

RAMM Version 3.6 Reference (Yellow Manual) extracts

RAMM Version 3.6 Reference (Yellow Manual) extracts

Selections from the RAMM 3.6 Reference guide, also known as the ‘yellow manual’. This documentation is provided ‘as is’ and has not been updated for subsequent RAMM versions. The use of this information, therefore, is subject to an understanding of its historical context. July 1998.
Read Old Yellow by downloading the pdf for printing here.