PONTIS Implementation and Operation: Iowa DOT
Student researcher: Basak Aldemir-Bektas
Start date: 11/06/06
End date: 12/31/13
Sponsor(s):Iowa Department of Transportation
About the research
The objective of this project is to provide support to the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) to implement and operate AASHTO’s PONTIS bridge management. The Iowa DOT is currently working on the development and implementation of their bridge management system, using PONTIS. The system will allow the Iowa DOT to make consistent and cost-effective decisions for their bridge maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement program. To be able to fully utilize the capabilities of PONTIS, the program needs to be customized to fit the conditions and specific needs of the Iowa DOT. Performance, cost, and other bridge management parameters need to be developed specifically for the bridges in Iowa. This will ensure that PONTIS will produce an accurate assessment of bridge needs for the Iowa DOT. To be able to accomplish this, bridge inspection and performance data need to be mined to establish baseline data to operate PONTIS.