The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Bentley Systems, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) earlier this month to support the inclusion of expanded functionality in the AASHTOWare Bridge Management (BrM) (formerly Pontis) product offering.
The MOU provides a framework for the incorporation of Bentley's integrated InspectTech modules for advanced bridge inspections, mobile applications, and 3D models with AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. Under this agreement, InspectTech software modules will be offered through the AASHTOWare catalog to provide transportation agencies with access to options that span from advanced bridge inspection to capital planning, and features an unprecedented level of information mobility and integrity across the bridge management solution. As the contractor for the development of the substantially enhanced version of AASHTOWare BrM (Pontis 5.2), the MOU lays the groundwork for Bentley to expand support offerings including training, customization services, and software-as-a-service hosting arrangements.
"We look forward to collaborating with the Bentley team as our organization continues to serve as a catalyst for excellence in transportation by offering smart solutions and best practices, direct technical assistance to states, and unchallenged expertise," said John Horsley, AASHTO Executive Director. "AASHTOWare has a 20-year history of providing unparalleled bridge management capabilities to transportation professionals, and the enhanced version of AASHTOWare Bridge Management will be even more comprehensive and empowering in capabilities. By adding optional additional inspection services through the incorporation of Bentley's InspectTech modules, we are redefining 'smart solution' for sustaining transportation infrastructure."
Additional information on AASHTOWare and all its products (including AASHTOWare Bridge Management) is available at AASHTOWare.org.