Evaluate Risk-Based Asset Management Systems (AMS): BrM Implementation Strategy

The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) engaged Dye Management Group, Inc. (DMG) to
evaluate risk-based asset management processes and systems for potential implementation at WSDOT.

DMG summarized WSDOT’s existing asset management-related processes, systems, and data in the Current
State Report. Taking into consideration WSDOT’s current asset management state and the asset
management-related goals of WSDOT and its stakeholders, DMG developed a baseline set of functional and
technical requirements against which potential asset management systems (AMS) were evaluated. This
approach helped ensure that any future AMS will be able to support both WSDOT’s existing and future best
practices. The primary focus of the evaluated systems was bridges, although some requirements dealt with
broader asset management functions. DMG conducted outreach to determine which software systems best
met the requirements.

DMG summarized the results of our assessment in the AMS Assessment Report. Based on our review, they
recommended that WSDOT consider the AASHTOWare BrM/Decision Lens combined solution. This BrM
Implementation Strategy report summarizes the steps and processes necessary to implement the
AASHTOWare BrM solution, including a timeline for the implementation.

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 880.1
Last modified: 
07/05/2018 - 10:12
Authors: 
Dye Management Group, Inc.
Originator: 
Dye Management Group, Inc.
Number of Pages: 
19
Subject: 
Asset management, Risk management, Bridge management systems, Software packages, Evaluation and assessment, Recommendations.