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AASHTO recognizes the value and importance of having active user communities for each AASHTOWare product. User Groups typically meet once a year, and members are appointed by their agency and individually represent their agency’s interest in the product. User Groups provide advice and recommendations on the product’s effectiveness, deficiencies, and any needed enhancements. Recommendations from User Groups are submitted to the appropriate product Task Force.

AASHTOWare Project

Project Users Group (PUG)

Website: http://pug.cloverleaf.net/

The AASHTOWare Project User Group is an organization providing support for the development of the AASHTOWare Project Software.

PUG Objectives:

  • To provide a forum for a unified voice to direct the course of AASHTOWare Projects, hereinafter called the products, or any products which may supersede these products.
  • To provide cooperative technical support of the products.
  • Provide input to the Product Management Task Force on product effectiveness, product deficiencies, and needed product enhancements.
  • Define product training and support needs.
  • Prioritize maintenance, enhancements, and support needs.
  • Submit recommendations to the Product Management Task Force.

2019 TEA/PUG Conference

September 29 – October 3 | Overland Park, KS | Marriott Kansas City Overland Park

The Kansas Department of Transportation is honored to host the 2019 TEA/PUG Conference.

  • Technical Committee on Cost Estimating (TCCE) – September 25-26
  • Transportation Estimators Association (TEA) – September 26-28
  • Project Users Group (PUG) – September 29-October 3

The annual conference brings members of the Technical Committee on Cost Estimating (TCCE), the Transportation Estimator Association (TEA) and the Project Users Group (PUG) together for the opportunity to share technology and collaborate on innovative ideas. The conference will include presentations, technical review sessions and vendor demonstrations for various Transportation professionals.

Complete information on the 2019 TEA/PUG meeting can be found on the meeting website: https://tcce-tea-pug-conference.org/ 

Please take a moment to review the meeting website and start making plans to attend.

Project Users Group Technical Advisory (TAG) Meetings

Estimation TAG: 4 meetings per year
Third Thursday of the month
10:30 AM Eastern
Jan/April/July/October
Data Analytics TAG: 4 meetings per year
Third Thursday of the month
10:30 AM Eastern
Feb/May/Aug/Nov
Civil Rights & Labor TAG: 12 meetings per year
Last Tuesday of the Month
2:00 PM Eastern
Every month
Preconstruction TAG: 12 meetings per year
Second Monday of the month
2:00 PM Eastern
Every month
Construction TAG: 12 meetings per year
Second Thursday of the month
1:00 PM Eastern
Every month
Materials TAG: 12 meetings per year
Third Tuesday of the month
3:15 PM Eastern
Every month
AASHTOWare Bridge

Rating and Design Bridge User Group (RADBUG)

Website:  www.aashtobr.org

The AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating Bridge User Group is an organization providing support for the development of the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating and Design Software.

The objectives of the RADBUG, a nonprofit organization, are:

  1. To provide a forum for a unified voice to direct the course of AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating (product);
  2. To provide cooperative technical support of the product;
  3. To encourage acceptance of the product as a national bridge load rating and design system; and
  4. To hold an annual meeting for the purpose of promoting the product through training sessions and presentation forums on product use, development and enhancement directions, and topics related to the product.

Rating and Design Bridge User Group (RADBUG) Meeting

July 30 – 31, 2019 | South Lake Tahoe, CA | Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Join us at the 2019 RADBUG meeting hosted by the California Department of Transportation, July 30 – 31, 2019 in South Lake Tahoe, CA. This annual meeting presents a unique opportunity for the AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating community to exchange information and ideas for improvements to the software. A comprehensive agenda is planned which will include presentations on the status and future of the AASHTOWare Bridge Design-Rating products, current and planned functionality enhancements, End User presentations on using BrDR on specific projects within the DOTs, FHWA bridge program initiatives, Load rating challenges within the DOTs, and the effects of FACT Act changes on legal loads and posting for emergency vehicles. In addition, an update on the Bridge Design-Rating Modernization project and a training session on AASHTOWare BrDR Fundamentals will be offered.

Complete information on the 2019 RADBUG meeting can be found on the meeting site are:

http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-radbug-meeting/event-summary-d352e496ed3d4b70a1296668a9002ec0.aspx?i=934eb86e-1be0-41e1-8d4e-3eec5777a499 

Please take a moment to review the meeting website and start making plans to attend. You will not want to miss the 2019 RADBUG meeting.

Bridge Management User Group (BrMUG)

Website:  www.brmug.com

The Bridge Management User Group (BrMUG) is a nationwide organization of AASHTOWare Bridge Management software users, comprised primarily of bridge management professionals from the departments of transportation across the country.

The objectives of the BrMUG, a nonprofit organization, are:

  1. To provide a forum for a unified voice to direct the course of AASHTOWare Bridge Management (product);
  2. To provide cooperative technical support of the product;
  3. To encourage acceptance of the product as a national bridge management system; and
  4. To hold an annual meeting for the purpose of promoting the product through training sessions and presentation forums on product use, development and enhancement directions, and topics related to the product.

The BrMUG provides an avenue for bridge management professionals to collaborate on bridge management practices, to better understand FHWA reporting requirements, and to conduct and receive training on the use of BrM within their agencies.

Bridge Management User Group (BrMUG) Meeting

September 17 – 18, 2019 | Louisville, KY | Seelbach Hilton Hotel

Join us at the 2019 BrMUG meeting hosted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, September 17 – 18, 2019 in Louisville, KY. This annual meeting presents a unique opportunity for the AASHTOWare Bridge Management community to exchange information and ideas for improvements to the software.

A comprehensive agenda is planned which will include presentations on the status and future of the AASHTOWare Bridge Management product, new feature demonstrations, End User presentations on the use of BrM in their organizations, and FHWA bridge program initiatives.

Complete information on the 2019 BrMUG meeting can be found on the meeting site are:

http://www.cvent.com/events/2019-brmug-meeting/event-summary-8f92b2ecfaac40a4adcb6f0703f01016.aspx?i=de3e545e-59c4-420c-8204-82fd793d3441

Please take a moment to review the meeting website and start making plans to attend. You will not want to miss the 2019 BrMUG meeting.

AASHTOWare Pavement

Join us at the third AASHTO Pavement ME National Users Group Meeting. This annual meeting presents a unique opportunity for State Highway Agencies (SHAs) and other stakeholders to discuss issues related to the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) and AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design, such as implementation challenges, software updates and enhancements, falling weight deflectometer (FWD) backcalculation analysis, rehabilitation design, model calibration and validation.

In addition to providing participants with a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, the meeting will update participants on improvements to the ME design procedure and software, provide demonstration-based training on new software features and unique design applications, and identify future training, software, and research needs.

The meeting outcomes will be instrumental in facilitating the more rapid adoption of the MEPDG and Pavement ME Design Software.

November 7-8, 2017 |  Nashville, TN

More information to follow

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AASHTOWare Safety

There is no User Group for Safety Analyst.