Bridge Management TAGs

The AASHTOWare Bridge Management System has several technical advisory groups or TAGs. Each of these groups is organized much like AASHTO, where it is a joint working environment where people can get together and learn from each other using their strength and knowledge sharing, and networking with other BrM users across the nation on the subject matter to help the Product and to help their state. People can sign up for one or several tags depending on their interests or needs. A task force member heads each tag to help take The ideas and information from the tags back to the task force.

The Testing TAG is primarily in charge of beta testing major releases of BrM. The goal of the TAG is to provide early feedback so that issues can be addressed before they are released to the entire community. Testing can be performed on vendor-hosted installations, or an agency can install the Beta release to test against their environment. This team has input on enhancements before they are released and votes to approve releases.

NameRoleContact Information
Armour, JacobMichigan DOT, Chairarmourj1@michigan.gov
Hedeen, DavidMinnesota DOTdavid.hedeen@state.mn.us
Ahmad, FaheemDelaware DOTfaheem.ahmad@state.de.us
Alamares, JustinCalifornia DOTjustin.alamares@dot.ca.gov
Bal, HarjitNew Jersey DOTharjit.bal@dot.nj.gov
Booth, JacobConnecticut DOTjacob.booth@ct.gov
Campbell, DianaCalifornia DOTdiana.campbell@dot.ca.gov
Cram, RyanKentucky TCryan.cram@ky.gov
Crosland, DanielKansas DOTdaniel.crosland@ks.gov
Faulhaber, MarkKentucky TCmark.faulhaber@ky.gov
Fish, Patty Idaho TDpatty.fish@itd.idaho.gov
Irick, JeraUtah DOTjirick@utah.gov
Litchfield, PhillipIllinois DOTphillip.litchfield@illinois.gov
Miller, KentNebraska DOTkent.miller@nebraska.gov
Nasrollahi, MassoudVirginia DOTmassoud.nasrollahi@vdot.virginia.gov
Nazareth, CraigRhode Island DOTcraig.nazareth@dot.ri.gov
Nelson, MikeFlorida DOTmike.nelson@dot.state.fl.us
Novakovich, BruceOregon DOTbruce.d.novakovich@odot.state.or.us
O’Donnell, Larry D.FHWA Resource Centerlarry.o’donnell@dot.gov
Smith, JerryMississippi DOTjdsmith@mdot.ms.gov
Thompson, Todd South Dakota DOTtodd.thompson@state.sd.us
Tobey, LanceCalifornia DOTlance.tobey@dot.ca.gov

The Database TAG looks into changes in the database and helps advise on different setups and schemas. The benefit of this tag is that it allows them to use software to see changes to the database to advise on possible structural changes and to see new changes early to the database to allow input into these changes.

NameRoleContact Information
Nazareth, CraigRhode Island DOT, Chaircraig.nazareth@dot.ri.gov
Barut, JosephWisconsin DOTJoseph.Barut@dot.wi.gov
Wright, ArnitaKansas DOTArnita.Wright@ks.gov
Comstock, GeorgeWashington DOTComstoG@wsdot.wa.gov
Cram, RyanKentucky TCRyan.cram@ky.gov
Builta, DrakeTX DOTDrake.builta@txdot.gov
Fish, PattyIdaho TDPatty.Fish@itd.idaho.gov
Fuqua, DavidKentucky TCDavid.fuqua@ky.gov
Hedeen, DavidMinnesota DOTdavid.hedeen@state.mn.us
Irick, JeraUtah DOTjirick@utah.gov
Lovato, Eric-LeeNew Mexico DOTEric-lee.lovato@state.nm.us
Novakovich, BruceOregon DOTbruce.d.novakovich@odot.state.or.us
Pineda, TiffanyNew Mexico DOTTiffany.pineda@state.nm.us
Tajibnapis, AdrianFHWA SoftwareAdrian.tajibnapis@dot.gov
Venkatasamy, VenkatFHWA Federal LandsVenkat.venkatasamy@dot.gov

BrM Database TAG – FHWA Group

NameRoleContact Information
Soden, DerekFHWADerek.soden@dot.gov

The Optimizer TAG is an open forum for people to discuss different optimization methods that may be in the Product or may want to be in the Product. Also, it is an excellent way to discuss what people are doing with different ways to do optimization in the Product.

NameRoleContact Information
Nazareth, CraigRhode Island DOT, Chaircraig.nazareth@dot.ri.gov
Barut, JosephWisconsin DOTJoseph.Barut@dot.wi.gov
Cullison, AndyMontana DOTacullison@mt.gov
Faulhaber, MarkKentucky TCmark.faulhaber@ky.gov
Fish, PattyIdaho DOTpatty.fish@itd.idaho.gov
Fuqua, DavidKentucky TCDavid.Fuqua@ky.gov
Hedeen, DavidMinnesota DOTdavid.hedeen@state.mn.us
Litchfield, PhillipIllinois DOTPhillip.litchfield@illinois.gov
Meinel, PhilipWisconsin DOTphilip.meinel@dot.wi.gov
Neubauer, ScottIowa DOTscott.neubauer@iowadot.us
Padilla, FelixFlorida DOTfelix.padilla@dot.state.fl.us
Sondag, SarahMinnesota DOTSarah.sondag@state.mn.us
Shim, HyungWashington DOTShimhyu@wsdot.wa.gov
Springer, ToddVirginia DOTTodd.Springer@VDOT.Virginia.gov

The Reports TAG helps with determining what the baseline reports are in Product. This may include reports that are no longer needed and reports needed for new features, how they are laid out, and what information they should contain. They also may look at the ability to change what types of reporting engines are needed or things of a graphical nature that are possibly needed in reporting.

NameRoleContact Information
Bickley, EmilySouth Carolina DOT, ChairBickleyEJ@scdot.org
Armour, JacobMichigan DOTarmourj1@michigan.gov
Miller, KentNebraska DOTkent.miller@nebraska.gov
Alamares, Justin CaltransJustin.Alamares@dot.ca.gov
Nazareth, CraigRhode Island DOTcraig.nazareth@dot.ri.gov

If you’re interested in joining a TAG, please reach out to one of the AASHTOWare BrM Task Force members for more information.