AASHTOWare Bridge Management Newsletter

March 2024

The AASHTOWare Bridge Task Force product update keeps all AASHTOWare Bridge Management (BrM) software users apprised of recent activity related to software development. The Task Force is committed to providing quarterly updates to maintain communication between the Task Force and those interested in the product.

AASHTOWare Innovation Summit

AASHTOWare is excited to announce the first annual AASHTOWare Innovation Summit!

This meeting will provide an opportunity for all members of the AASHTOWare community to come together and discuss the latest developments within the program. There will be discussions on the new AASHTOWare OpenAPI tool, the AASHTOWare Alliance Program, and how states can benefit from both of these new additions. You will get to hear from states that have experience using AASHTOWare OpenAPI, and working with companies that are now a part of the AASHTOWare Alliance Program.

This meeting will be a great opportunity to hear from fellow AASHTOWare users and learn about how your agency can utilize our new tools and program to meet your transportation goals.

Event Details

Date: April 30 – May 1, 2024 | Travel Days: April 29 & May 2

Location: The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

Registration Details

Registration fee:

Members: $500

Non-Member / Private Sector: $600

Registration will be covered for two people from each member agency.

State Member Code: AIS24member

Registration is now open for this meeting. Please register here by March 29, 2024 to secure your spot at the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shakita Battle-Morrow, at sbattlemorrow@aashto.org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

BrM 6.7.1 Patch Release

Reminder that BrM 6.7.1 release is available, and the Task Force strongly recommends agencies moving to this version at their earliest opportunity. It includes security updates and improvements to the BrM API, but also includes dashboard export/import feature, as well as implements various bug fixes, updates, and improvements since the BrM 6.7 production version was released in March 2023. It is also worth noting that the 6.7.1 version will be the last 6.X version to be sunset by AASHTO.

The 6.7.1 patch installs in the same manner as previous BrM releases. Agencies will need to run the update install file, then the database scripts to complete the patch process. It is available for download by reaching out to support@mayvue.com or by navigating to the BrM ShareFile location here. The patch release notes are also available in the ShareFile folder, which provides a complete list of all updates in the patch.

New Task Force Member

Please join us in welcoming our new BrM Task Force member: Ryan Cram of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Ryan is a great addition to the Task Force, which is now fully staffed with Bridge Inspection and Management expertise alike.

Additionally, with Ryan’s acceptance of a Task Force opening, the BrM User Group committee has openings. Please reach out to Cory Cowden of Caltrans, if interested.

BrM 7.0: Development Update

In mid-February, the Task Force hosted the fifth walk-through in the BrM 7.0 development series. The walk-through primarily featured the new SNBI inspection pages and related enhancements which was of high interest to most agencies and has been a large undertaking for Mayvue over the last few months. The fifth walk-through included dozens of questions from the user community which was great to see. Mayvue provided real-time answers to questions and demonstrated the new inspection modules and functionalities including:

  • Inspection Assignment
  • Inspector Certifications
  • Inspection Logistics
  • Elements
  • Load Ratings
  • Load Postings
Bridges > Inspection > Load Posting Status
Bridges > Inspection > Condition

Please reach out to Ryan Fragapane, AASHTOWare Bridge Product Director for access to the recording if interested or if you have questions about progress.

Shortly after the walk-through, Mayvue upgraded the cloud-hosted development sites for the contributing agencies to continue testing. Real-time feedback has been very helpful in the development process, and we encourage continued feedback.

The Task Force remains on schedule with a BrM 7.0 planned production release of November 2024. Three development walk-throughs remain as well. The next scheduled walk-through is planned for April 16, 2024. More information will be sent by AASHTO in the coming weeks. Be sure to register and attend!

If your agency doesn’t have access to the early version hosted website and would like to see what BrM will look like with your agencies data, it is not too late to contribute to the BrM solicitation. This is software upgrade that will benefit all users. Participation provides early benefits to those who participate in the solicitation.

BrM 7.0 Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)

Mayvue recently supplied the Database TAG with the draft BrM 7.0 ERD for review and attended a call with the TAG during the week of February 12th. The TAG is currently reviewing and asking questions on behalf of the user community. It is noted that the ERD will likely change during the remaining development, but it’s in a firm enough state to begin review at this time.

Stay tuned for the ERD distribution in the coming weeks (once the Database TAG) has had a chance to fully review and discuss with Mayvue.

BrM 7.0: Application Programming Interface (API) Update

The BrM Task Force and Mayvue have continued to refine details regarding the software’s next API since the last quarterly product update was issued. The BrM 7.0 software will be upgraded with two distinct API features at this time: integration with AASHTOWare Open API and API versioning.

Additional enhancements/features to the API are still being evaluated by the Task Force including API call logs/change history tracking, business validity checks, data integrity verifications, Open Telemetry, and field-level security enhancements. The Task Force is developing a plan of action for the BrM API that balances agency needs, budget, and timing of deliverables. More information will be communicated in the near term about BrM’s API plans.

Please reach out to support@mayvue.com for more information about the API if needed.

AASHTOWare Bridge Mobile Inspection powered by Mayvue

Member Departments and Associate Members wishing to use the AASHTOWare Bridge Mobile Inspection powered by Mayvue can license this application through AASHTO. This is an add-on to the enterprise version of BrM. The mobile application enables agencies to conduct inspections remotely via Android and Apple phone or tablet devices. It works offline and online to allow inspectors to collect inspection information without an internet connection.

Additionally, Mayvue released an interim application, the SNBI Collector, which enables agencies to complete SNBI inspections in the field on any device and can review and validate the inspection data via their desktop computers. For more information, contact Mayvue to see if this application is right for your agency.