Jay A. Puckett, PE, PhD, F.ASCE
Software development efforts include analysis, design, and rating tools for steel, concrete, prestressed concrete, and wood. Dr. Puckett was a subconsultant to Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. for the development of the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating (BrDR) systems (formerly Virtis®/Opis®). He is a consultant to the Wyoming Department of Transportation for the development and maintenance of the BRASS™ software suite and is developing programs for the analysis, design review and rating of bridges (BRASS-LRFD) and a program for LRFD culvert design and rating.
He has been PI on NCHRP 12-50 (Software Validation Guidelines) and 12-62 (Simplified Live Load Distribution Factors). Recently in NCHRP 20-07 (209), Dr. Puckett has worked with SCOBS T-12 on the rewrite of the Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals. He is the principal investigator for NCHRP 10-80 to revise the LTS to LRFD. Dr. Puckett has published over 100 articles and presentations related to bridge engineering. He regularly speaks at the AASHTO Bridge Subcommittee meetings and other practice-oriented forums. He is author of a John Wiley book, Highway Bridge Engineering–Based on AASHTO LRFD, Third Edition.
Kathy Puckett is the co-owner and administrative coordinator of BridgeTech, Inc. Questions concerning policy, billing, HR, and employment opportunities can be directed to her.
Brian Goodrich, PE
Brian is a Senior Programming Engineer at BridgeTech, Inc.
Brian is the primary programmer on the Wyoming DOT’s BRASS-GIRDER™ program. He develops and maintains the structural analysis, dead and live load analysis, and specification checking components for this analysis engine. He lead the development for the BRASS-GIRDER™, BRASS-CULVERT™, and BRASS-PIER(LRFD)™ GUIs. Brian was an important part of the programming team for the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating (BrDR) systems, formerly Virtis®/Opis®, to integrate BRASS™ as the first third-party analysis engine in that software. He helped develop and now maintains the BRASS™ integration modules (import and export) between BrDR and BRASS-GIRDER™. Brian contributed to the NCHRP 12-50 research project and implemented this process in the Wyoming DOT’s BRASS-GIRDER™ program. The NCHRP 12-50 process is now the basis for regression testing this software.
Brian is also an instructor for training engineers on the AASHTOWare Bridge Design and Rating (BrDR) and BRASS™ software. This training has been taught to 17 state and city DOT’s and at several national conferences. Brian is also an instructor for training engineers on the BRASS™ stand-alone software.
Mark Jablin, PE
Mark has also contributed significantly to three separate NCHRP research projects: NCHRP 12-50, NCHRP 12-62, and NCHRP 10-80.
Evan O’Toole, PE