The True Cost of Deferred Road Maintenance

Engineers have long known that good preservation, preventive maintenance, and programmed maintenance are essential to economical pavement and bridge performance and life.  A number of people including Mike Sheflin, former Commissioner of Public Works for the Regional Municipality of Ottawa, Canada, have shown that investing $1.00 at the appropriate time in pavement maintenance can save […]


That time I went to GDOT to learn all about bridge inspections…

Ever wonder how the bridges you drive over are kept in tip-top shape, so they don’t come crashing down on your next commute? I visited the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) with product designer Mike Myles to find that out. We also used that visit to validate ideas we had for a mobile bridge inspection app […]


Georgia Dept. of Transportation Makes Successful Early Delivery of Bridge Data to FHWA

On March 27, 2015, Georgia DOT submitted their bridge inspection data to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as required under MAP-21 legislation. The inspection data, provided in the required XML (extensible Markup Language) file format, was comprised of element level inspections for bridges including the National Bridge Element (NBE) submittal file along with the traditional […]


New York State DOT Goes Live with AgileAssets Bridge Inspector

In January 2012, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) contracted with AgileAssets Inc. to implement the AgileAssets® Bridge Inspector™ software system. NYSDOT recognized the need to update both software functionality and the databases into a single enterprise Bridge Data Information System (BDIS)—and deploying up-to-date technology that will meet bridge inventory and inspection demands today, […]

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