Bentley’s AssetWise InspectTech Helps State DOTs and Agencies Achieve Compliance with FHWA MAP-21 Regulations
Delivers accurate element-level inspection data enabling data-driven decision making
EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Sept. 15, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider
of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that all 15
state DOTs and agencies using AssetWise InspectTech achieved compliance with annual Federal
Highway Administration (FHWA) MAP-21 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) and National
Bridge Element (NBE) reporting requirements and successfully submitted reports on time.
AssetWise InspectTech delivers accurate element-level inspection data required by MAP-21
enabling data-driven decision making. Faced with aging bridge infrastructure nationwide,
FHWA’s MAP-21 performance-based program is designed to maximize return on investment in
transportation infrastructure, ensure public safety and infrastructure reliability, and reduce
project delivery delays.
Michael F. Premo, P.E., NDOT Structures Division – Bridge Inspection, said, “The ability of
AssetWise InspectTech to support our Nevada-specific inspection needs and meet the FHWA,
MAP-21, and NBI regulatory requirement deadlines is a testament to its flexibility. It allows our
inspectors to accurately and efficiently collect, manage, and submit all required data including
mobile data from the field in the required format. Using InspectTech our NBI submittal went
smoothly again this year.”
AssetWise InspectTech provides performance metric reports and dashboards based on industry
best practices for NBI and NBE submission, performs error checks and automated sufficiency
rating calculations that prevent errors during the data collection process, and, through timely
reporting, gives citizens peace of mind that states are fully ensuring their transportation safety.
Its extensive configuration tools allow state agencies to tailor the application to meet their
respective needs while still supporting all required federal reports.
Taylor Gilmore, product manager, AssetWise InspectTech, said, “The element-level inspection
enabled by AssetWise InspectTech increases the granularity of the analytical capabilities for the
inspection and evaluation of bridges – better predicting their performance, enhancing public
safety, and advancing the timely delivery of bridge maintenance and repair projects. AssetWise
InspectTech was used to inspect over 175,000 bridges for our users’ 2016 Federal Highway NBI
and NBE data reports.”
AssetWise optimizes asset performance and supports an asset strategy for risk mitigation,
operational efficiency, and regulatory compliance. Built on a hybrid cloud-computing platform
that leverages a common data environment, AssetWise facilitates the interoperability of multiple
data sources, providing operations, maintenance, and engineering with accurate and reliable
information, when it is needed, to make informed decisions, from capital planning through
proactive asset maintenance. Aligned with asset management standard ISO 55001 and asset
information standard PAS 1192-3, AssetWise ensures assets are delivering optimal value and
meeting business needs. AssetWise applies information modeling and information management
technologies to asset operations and, when combined with Bentley’s ProjectWise, provides a
complete lifecycle information management solution. AssetWise solutions are advancing
intelligent infrastructure for Bentley Infrastructure 500 owner-operators – in industries including
rail and road, utilities, power generation, oil and gas, and process manufacturing – among whom
the Bentley user organizations account for a net infrastructure value of over $4.5 trillion. For
additional information about AssetWise, visit www.bentley.com/AssetWise.
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals,
constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the
design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information
mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-
performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for
information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and
AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by
worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.
Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600
million in annual revenues, and since 2008 has invested more than $1 billion in research,
development, and acquisitions.
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