The Next Generation of AASHTOWare Bridge Management software (formerly Pontis)

Jeremy Shaffer, Ph.D.

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Originally broadcast on: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST


Pontis (now known as AASHTOWare Bridge Management) has a 20-year-plus history as the world’s leading bridge management software. In use by over 40 state DOTs, the software is undergoing major new enhancements that will significantly expand its capabilities while making it easier and more intuitive to use. Key features being added include multi-objective analysis, utility functions, advanced deterioration models, life-cycle costing, and incorporation of risks. To further enhance a complete end-to-end system, Bentley and AASHTO have also entered into a new agreement to allow InspectTech’s advanced inspection modules to be optionally added by agencies to the AASHTOWare Bridge Management software. This webinar will cover an overview of AASHTOWare Bridge Management and the upcoming versions and plans as well as new options available via the Bentley/AASHTO agreement.


Jeremy Shaffer, Ph.D.
Director of Product Management and AASHTO Pontis Bridge Management Project Manager
Bentley Systems, Incorporated

Dr. Shaffer is the Director of Product Management for Bentley InspectTech and serves as the project manager for AASHTOWare Bridge Management/Pontis. He has spent the past 10 years working on advanced inspection and management software for key infrastructure assets and has written more than 40 papers on the topic of improving bridge inspection and management via software. Shaffer is a frequent speaker at conferences, and actively serves on a number of industry groups including the FHWA’s Bridge Preservation Expert Task Group; International Bridge Conference Executive Committee; Transportation Research Board Committees for Bridge Management and Structures Maintenance; and the Southeast Bridge Preservation Board.  Shaffer has a doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University and lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with his wife and four kids.

Taylor Gilmore
Product Manager
Bentley Systems, Incorporated

As Product Manager for Bentley InspectTech software, Gilmore is focused on planning and developing the next generation of products to meet user needs. He has served as a project manager and solutions expert on a wide variety of InspectTech projects, ranging from New Jersey DOT to Maryland State Highway, and is instrumental in the coordination of InspectTech product features and future plans. Gilmore has bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Grove City College and lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife.

Company profile:

Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Bentley’s mission is to empower its users to leverage information modeling through integrated projects for high-performing intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations – all supporting a broad portfolio of interoperable applications and complemented by worldwide professional services. Founded in 1984, Bentley has grown to nearly 3,000 colleagues in more than 45 countries and over $500 million in annual revenues. Since 2003, the company has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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