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.
Search the entire RAMM documentation set to 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.
Read Find the Answer here. There is no pdf version.
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. For this they use the Funding Class, Funding Work Category and Funding Work Origin screens in RAMM Manager.
Read Work Origin in RAMM here or download the pdf for printing here.
Read this guide to find out how to use Pavement Rating Assessment for length-based assessment of pavement.
You use Pavement Rating Assessment for length-based Assessment of Pavement. 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. These rating data are collected using arbitrary lengths based on where the Condition of the Road changes. 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.
Read this guide to find out how to use Treatment Length Dynamic Segmentation to divide your Roads into Treatment Lengths.
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.
Read this guide to find out how to use Works Selection to plan your programme of works for your network.
You use Works Selection to plan your programme of works for your network. You generate a programme of recommended treatments and treatment costs by creating a scenario. The recommendations are based on your current Condition data, traffic volume and level of service parameters which you set. You can then view, report, prioritise and graph the projected treatments, treatment costs and the condition data. You check these out and decide whether to accept the recommendations or to run a different Scenario.
Read Works Selection here or download the pdf for printing here.
The recommended way to learn to use ONRC is to watch the videos. This document is for those who prefer a written guide for its use.
Pocket RAMM 6.1 users who are unfamiliar with the Patrol user interface may need these flowcharts to help them.
The Pocket RAMM 6.1 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. These flowcharts have been produced to show users what they should do at the start and end of the day, what all the new icons mean, how to add a job or an asset and other standard tasks.
Read or download the Pocket RAMM 6.1 Flowcharts here. You can read or print the pdf version.
Read this if you want to set up Traffic Count Estimation in your database and wish to avoid some common data errors.
The Traffic Count Estimation (TCE) module in RAMM is designed to generate the most accurate possible Estimates of traffic volumes for each Carriageway Section in your Road Network. The following guidance notes help users to avoid some common data errors that can affect the TCE process. Click our Traffic Count Estimation Tips and Tricks here.
Read this to understand Traffic Count Estimation and how to set it up and run it in RAMM.
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.
Read this guide to understand and set up contracts in RAMM Contractor.
This updated 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.This version includes updated sections on RAMM Patrol, Maintenance Activity, Cost Escalation and On-cost.
Read RAMM Contractor here or download the pdf for printing here.
Read this guide to understand and manage contracts in RAMM Contractor.
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.
Read this guide to learn the RAMM Basics.
Read this guide to learn and understand the advanced functions of RAMM.
This is an advanced help guide for power users of RAMM. Use this guide only if you have a good working knowledge of RAMM, 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.
Read this guide find out how to use Forward Works Programme to plan your programme of works for your network.
Read this guide to understand the set up and use of assessment in RAMM.
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.
Read this guide to understand the set up and use of asset valuation in RAMM.
Read this guide to understand the set up and use of traffic signals in RAMM.
Read this guide to understand when to use intersections in RAMM and how to set them up.
Read this guide to understand skid resistance, treatment selection, audit and status check in RAMM.
You use RAMM to IRIS export and import functions to transfer the Network description, Road centreline data and Inventory data between RAMM and IRIS. First you transfer the RAMM Network definition to IRIS. Then you transfer the spatial representation of the Local Government (LG) Network, and other Asset information from IRIS to RAMM.
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.
This is the famous Old Yellow manual.
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.