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BrM 5.2.3 Release Memo
The AASHTO Task Force is pleased to announce the release of AASHTOWare Bridge Management 5.2.3. This version incorporates many new improvements and features to our premier bridge management software. 5.2.3 is the culmination of the 5.2 solicitation, enabling all agencies to be fully MAP-21 compliant. All active licensees can download the software electronically from our secure FTP site or request a DVD be mailed out to them. Please contact us at BrM@bentley.com to request the electronic download or DVD.
User Interface and New Forms Designer
BrM 5.2.3’s user interface has been updated and modernized. The fundamental structure remains the same, however agencies will see some restyling and simple re-organization. A new ‘visual forms editor’ function has been added to the software that will allow agencies a simpler and easier to use form builder.
BrM 5.2.3’s user manual has been entirely re-done from the ground-up. It is integrated into the product via the help icon on the top right corner, and as separate stand-alone PDF. The stand-alone PDF also includes walkthroughs as appendices.
BrM 5.2.3 has expanded its framework to begin to allow multiple asset types to be implemented. The first iteration of this will be the introduction of Tunnels. BrM 5.2.3 now includes a Tunnels module, that includes the following various components:
• Tunnels Listing Page
• Tunnel Inventory/Inspection
• Tunnel Related Admin Pages
• Tunnel Output Report
• Tunnel Import/Export (including NTIS submittal, and previous Excel/NTIS import)
Deterioration Modeling Enhancement
BrM 5.2.3 builds upon the deterioration modelling efforts put into 5.2.2. The effort in 5.2.3 builds upon the concepts defined and built in 5.2.2 and adds NBI deterioration, Element<->NBI conversion, Lifecycle Cost Analysis and Preservation Policies to allow agencies more control when creating and optimizing their projects and programs.
BrM 5.2.3 builds upon the project and programming efforts put into 5.2.2. While agencies will continue to be able to manually create a project and program, 5.2.3 allows an agency to define desired goals for a program, and BrM will create and optimize a program based off those goals. The notable modules that 5.2.3 adds to allow agencies to define and view these goals and their results are:
• Network Policies
• Utility Weight Profiles
• Sub-Division Profiles
• Performance Measures
• Funding Allocation
• Program Planning
• Program Results/Executive Summary Dashboards
23 Metric Report
BrM 5.2.3 includes a new Crystal Report that contains relevant FHWA 23 Metric snap-shot information.
Misc Bug Fixes/Enhancements
BrM 5.2.3 also includes a significant number of miscellaneous bug fixes and enhancements to the software.