Brian Goodrich, PE
Senior Programming Engineer
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Wyoming
BS, Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming
Brian is co-owner, President, and a senior programming engineer at BridgeTech, Inc. He is a licensed professional engineer in Wyoming and has been with the company since 1994.
Brian is the primary programmer on the Wyoming DOT’s BRASS-GIRDER™. He develops and maintains the structural analysis, dead and live load analysis, and specification checking components for this analysis engine. Brian contributed significantly to the development of the BRASS™ Route program, which he continues to help maintain. He leads the development for the BRASS-GIRDER™, BRASS-CULVERT™, BRASS-PIER(LRFD)™, and BRASS™ Route 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 an instructor for training engineers on the BRASS™ stand-alone software. Brian has also been 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, to the USDA Forest Service, and at several national conferences.