Automated Generation of NBI Reporting Fields from Pontis BMS Database

by George Hearn, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,
Dan Frangopol, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,
Milan Chakravorty, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,
Scott Myers, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,
Brian Pinkerton, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,
A. Joseph Siccardi, Univ of Colorado at Boulder, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure: Planning and Management

Abstract: Methods to generate National Bridge Inventory (NBI) condition ratings for deck (Field 58), superstructure(Field 59), substructure (Field 60) and culvert (Field 62) from the bridge database of the Pontis bridge management system (BMS) have been developed. The BMS coding format for bridge inspection data uses elements and condition state definitions which are not compatible with NBI reporting fields and rating scale. The BMS coding format for bridge inspection data uses elements and condition state definitions which are not compatible with NBI reporting fields and rating scale. A translation of data from BMS coding to NBI coding is possible by linking BMS elements to corresponding NBI fields and mapping BMS conditions states to the NBI rating scale. Methods for NBI generation are now available and have been calibrated against data gathered by Colorado DOT in their test of Pontis BMS in 1992.

Subject Headings: Bridge decks | Bridge management | Systems management | Ratings | Databases | Inspection | Information management

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