2AASHTOWare Bridge Management Utilized by 44 DOTs plus local and intl. agenciesBrM/Pontis 5.2 is funded by a voluntary participation from more than 20 state DOTs, under DOT guidance and expertiseTools that are easier to use and understand:PlanningDeteriorationRiskMulti-objective analysisLifecycle costsProject modelsDashboardsCorridor planning
3What’s in a Number and a Name? Pontis 4.5BrM 5.2.1PontisBrM 5.2.2Pontis 5.1.2BrM 5.2.3Pontis 5.1.3
4What’s in a Number/Name? Pontis Version 4.5C++ basedStandalone or Client/Server Windows ApplicationCoRe ElementsManagement and Inspection softwarePontis VersionMicrosoft .NETStandalone (.NET) or Enterprise Web Based ApplicationOnly Inspection softwareCan share common database with 4.5 for management
5What’s in a Number? Pontis Version 5.1.2 / 5.1.3 BrM Version 5.2.X Microsoft .NETStandalone (.NET) or Enterprise Web Based ApplicationNBEs/BMEsOnly Inspection softwareManagement depends on 5.2BrM Version 5.2.XAdvanced Bridge Management SoftwareCross Browser Compatible
65.2 Architecture 5.2 utilizes a flexible web-based architecture Microsoft .NET applicationMicrosoft SQL or Oracle database supportAccessible anywhere/anytime via web-browserNew technology/capabilities:XML for transferring bridge dataGoogle Maps for GIS/MappingCross Browser Compatibility
7Why are we doing 5.2?Many lessons learned from 4.X and previous versionsNew technology allows flexible web-based approach for better features, access, and supportInclusion of new AASHTO Elements including protective systems, defectsOpening up the black box providing full transparency of why values are obtained
8Bridge Management 5.2 Stages Development on 5.2 is rapidly moving forward with coordinated efforts between the Task Force, TRT, and ContractorPhased releasesVersion 5.1.2/5.1.3 (Mar 2012 / May 2013)New inspection and inventory functionality, integration with mappingVersion (Feb 2014)Core program framework, risk assessments, integrated utility functions, network corridorsVersion (Mid-2015)Implementation of new deterioration models and multi-objective analysisVersion (Planned 2016)Integrated project and program planningAll administrative features
9Bridge Management 5.2 Stages Bridge Groups, Risk, Utility FunctionsDeterioration Modeling, Preservation Action, and ProjectsProject/Program Planning and Administration FeaturesInspection22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.25.2.3
10Bridge Management 5.2.11 Major Release (5.2.1) with 2 Service Packs (SP1 + SP2)Key FeaturesGoogle Mapping FunctionsUtility FunctionsNeeds PrioritizationSupport For 2013 Element Inspection Manual and Federal SubmissionCross-Browser SupportKey User Requests
11Improved Decision Making Tools Tradeoff and BalanceNew functionality:Balance multiple objectivesMore control of resultsMore transparencyRiskTime-sensitive deteriorationIndirect CostsLife cycle costConditionRisk and vulnerabilityBetter Tradeoff AnalysisMobilityTime sensitive deterioration: considers the currentProblem: Understanding how a bridge relates to other roads and bridges in a transportation corridor or network is an important factor in determining costs, benefits and risks associated with programming work on the bridge. Existing bridge management systems have limited information regarding the relation of a bridge to other bridges along a corridor or in a network. Recent research has demonstrated the necessity of considering network effects for purposes such as incorporating consideration of the impact of natural hazards in a BMS (1), quantifying work zone impacts (2), and calculating the economic impacts of making functional improvements to a set of bridges along a corridor (3).Better fit for agency workflow and business processes
12Multi Objective Analysis In this example, the bridge has a utility value of 49.92In this example, the Condition component is weighted the most heavily of all components of a bridge (weighted to be more important than Risk, Mobility, and Life Cycle)In this example, an agency is able to see exactly how every component and subcomponent exactly impacts the overall utility of the asset
13Multi-Objective/Utility Function By incorporating utility functions, BrM is able to combine elements of Risk, Lifecycle Cost, Condition, Mobility, and other agency defined criteria to calculate the utility or value of a particular bridge.
20Bridge Analysis Groups to Assist with Preservation Ability to create groups based on any inventory criteria combinationi.e. Steel bridges with ADT over 30,000.Apply analysis to groups.
21Bridge Management 5.2.1 SP2 Currently in Beta testing Key Features Support Element Submission to FHWACrystal Reports 2013High Usage OptimizationHigh Priority Requests
22Modernization 5.2.1 Service Pack 2 Crystal Reports NBE Elements 2015 Includes the improved support for Microsoft operating systems and web browsers introduced in SP1Crystal ReportsThe software now includes the latest version: SAP Crystal Reports 2013Each agency has their own license to the softwareImprovement of Crystal Reports securityNBE Elements 2015Ability to collect bridge element inspection information in accordance with the 2015 Mandates
23Stabilization & Performance Enhancements Usability ImprovementsIssue Resolution Addressed a number of key use requests and issues from previous versionsSoftware Optimization Greatly improved stability experienced by agencies with many users using the software concurrently
24User Group PrioritiesThe Task Force reviewed each of the User Group priorities and has documented the decisions from these discussionsUser Group Concern/Priority DescriptionAlert StatusPriority LevelTask Force DirectionFHWA Metrics reportFHWARequested 23 metric logic from FHWAFHWA translator#1 priority ‐ 2013 ElementsHigh1CompleteInspections TAG requested to look at layout and rules (Eric Christie lead)2UnderwaySoftware issues resolution tracking3Resurrect Database TAG (Todd Thompson lead)4Concerns about possible conflict of interest within contractor in terms of competing/complementary products, etc.5Complete. The contract executed between AASHTO and Bentley Systems, Inc. addresses the issue of intellectual property and conflict of interest.New coding guide verification6Included in 5.2.Database in English units ONLY7BrM is expected to store data in U.S. customary units and support conversion to metricClarification of developer's priority :release schedule vs. fitting in all itemsOngoing. Content versus delivery is regularly prioritized by the Task Force. Users are updated quarterly.Crystal Reports version is fully functional with BrM/PontisMedIn Progress. Version compatibility and licensing are being investigatedHelp file refers back to old version (help file should pertain exclusively to current version)In Progress. Working to consolidate and improve the help file and manuals into a more useful configuration. Focus on the development of the 5.2.X user manual is a top priority. Documentation for will be a living document (both online and printable). 5.2.X documentation will not include references to older versions of the software. The documentation will be delivered after the release.Update the FHWA edit checks to include the most recent changes.Complete. Updated in An XML download will be provided forMaintaining historical inventory data (Gupta)LowNo Action Taken. Would require fundamental database changes. No software action will be taken on this request. Modeling validationsA TRT group for modeling will be established to work closely with the Task Force and Bentley staff to ensure all models are validated.Performance management/risk assessmentClarification is needed on what actions should be taken.
25Bridge Management 5.2.2 Highlights Mid-2015Deterioration ModelingNew Inspection ScreenProject Planning/AnalysisProgram StubsGUID ImplementationEasy agency customization and API integrationConversion of Metric Database Data to Engish
26Deterioration Modeling Implement new deterioration model logicWeibull approach to include time factorEasy to construct/new elicitation processUtilize AASHTO ElementsProtective SystemsDefect FlagsAllow for Multi-path deterioration
27Deterioration Modelling An agency is able to see the direct impact of performing work on an asset, and how it will impact the bridge currently, as well as years into the futureAlso able to see the direct impact of performing work at a later point in time. This aids an agency in the decision to determine when the optimized time would be to perform the selected work.
28Deterioration Modeling and Multi Objective Analysis (example) In this example, an agency is able to see the immediate impact of performing a Railing Repair on the Approach of a bridge.The impact can be seen on all components of the bridge, the elements of the bridge, as well as forecasting the overall benefitto the bridge health into the future.
29Deterioration Modeling and Multi Objective Analysis (example) In this example, an agency is able to see the impact of performing the Railing Repair work 20 years from the current date.The impact can be seen on all components of the bridge, the elements of the bridge, as well as forecasting the overall benefitto the bridge health into the future, beyond the initially staggered 20 years.
30Project Planning Preservation Actions Ability to create and view projects .Define projects by grouping together work items and bridgesDetermine cost and effectiveness of projects and the end result of performing the selected work on the selected bridges.Dashboards to view higher level numbers and effects, while also being able to drill down to specific results and details