BrM 5.2.3 Videos

The Nebraska Department of Transportation Bridge Division has prepared a series of short videos to help users navigate the new version of BrM launching in July of 2017.

Questions about the video content or BrM should be addressed to Rebekah Willoughby at Rebekah.Willoughby@nebraska.gov.

General User Skills: Basic Level

These skills help all BrM users. The majority of those who only use BrM to look at the data, including those who are not inspectors, would probably be fine after learning only basic level skills. Many basic users are highway superintendents who do not do their own inspections.

Introduction

  • New layout
    • No tabs
    • Only taskbar
  • Streamlined user interface
  • New FAQ Document will provide information on features
  • Inspector of record versus “entered by”
  • New load rating page
    • Separate from posting status – now on “NDOT Condition” page

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Basic Navigation

  • How to navigate to and between bridges
  • Available layouts and filters
  • Searching using column filters
  • How to access bridge photos for all previous inspections (C007800315)
  • Options for viewing selected bridges
  • How to reset bridge selections

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Inspection Skills: Intermediate Level

Intermediate skills focus on inspection data. Topics will cover the basics of choosing an inspection type, creating new inspections, and inputting inspection information correctly. Any inspector needs these skills, as well as, those doing data entry for inspections.

Creating a New Inspection on an Existing Bridge

  • Procedure is outlined in FAQs, including screenshots
  • Resources for determining inspection type to use
    • FAQs
    • BIPM
  • Navigating inside of the inspection – all new in 5.2.3
  • Tabs
  • Subtabs

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Initial Inspections for New and Replacement Bridges

  • NDOR entered items
    • Roadway classification information – as stated in FAQs
    • Year recon
    • Item 48 and 49
    • Items 43a and b
    • Scour
    • Date of future routine inspections (month/year)
  • Guidance available in FAQs
  • Inspectors must enter all other fields as stated in BIPM and FAQs

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Creating a Report

  • SI&A
  • Field Report
  • Mention other report options
  • Guidance available in FAQs

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Load Rating

  • New load rating page
    • LRSS
    • Layout of LRSS
      • Sign at bottom designating what posting, if any, is required
  • New location of posting information (NDOT Condition Task)
  • New signage

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.

Exporting Data: Advanced Level

Users who are comfortable with all other BrM functions should be able to export data in several formats. Three major export types are available to users, and each offers unique applications for bridge data.

Exporting Data to Excel

  • Guidance in FAQs
    • Workaround for errors also available in FAQs

Note, viewing in full screen or theater screen mode may enhance your viewing experience. Experiment with what works best with your viewing set-up. Access from the Video Link.