News RSS Feed http://www.e08b0y.com/en/news-feedNews RSS Feeden{F7243377-2246-4494-9C54-CEE46461DF08}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/seven-ways-cities-benefit-from-digital-twinsSeven ways cities benefit from digital twins <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Cities Today, UK</p> <a href="http://cities-today.com/industry/seven-ways-cities-benefit-digital-twins/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:32:57 Z{7D20DA06-B328-4D27-9A1F-7457601F9183}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/advancing-cities-with-digital-twinsAdvancing cities with Digital Twins <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Geospatial Engineering, UK</p> <a href="http://ces.pagelizard.co.uk/webviewer/#geospatialengineering20192020/advancing_cities_with_digital_twins" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:30:36 Z{183EAA6D-630B-4BC8-9B0B-8055D658E279}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/unlocking-the-benefits-of-going-digital-in-constructionUnlocking the benefits of going digital in construction <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Civil Engineering Surveyor, UK</p> <a href="http://ces.pagelizard.co.uk/webviewer/#cesoctober2019/unlocking_the_benefits_of_going_digital_in_construction" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:26:32 Z{C252FA4F-E732-4E10-970C-226B65465984}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/bim-is-not-big-data“BIM is not big data” <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Extranet Evolution, UK</p> <a href="http://extranetevolution.com/2019/10/bim-is-not-big-data/?shared=email&msg=fail" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:23:51 Z{510AB214-D529-483D-BCFD-39B190DD6FE0}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/finalists-announced-for-year-in-infrastructure-2019-awardsFinalists announced for Year in Infrastructure 2019 awards <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Infrastructure Intelligence, UK</p> <a href="http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/oct-2019/finalists-announced-year-infrastructure-2019-awards" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:21:57 Z{D30D1326-FFD7-45AD-BAFF-1C8BB0BF430E}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/09/bentley-systems-wins-downstream-award-for-digitalizationBentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitalization <p><em><br /> </em><em>Software Provider Helps Dow Chemical Company Implement AWP Best Practices Across the Organization</em></p> <p> <br /> <strong>HOUSTON</strong> –<strong> Downstream Awards</strong> –<strong> 19 November 2019</strong> – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Digital Construction Works (DCW), a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture providing digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, announced that Bentley Systems was named a winner at the Downstream Awards. Bentley won in the Innovation in Downstream Digitalization category for Dow Chemical Company’s (Dow) use of its ConstructSim application.<br /> <br /> The awards celebrate the best of the downstream industry and are organized by Petrochemical Update, a division of Reuters Events. Awards were announced in 11 categories, with winners chosen by a panel of 10 judges representing the industry.<br /> <br /> Anne-Marie Walters, industry marketing director, oil and gas and manufacturing at Bentley Systems, said, “We are honored to have received this award, which recognizes Bentley as a provider of digital construction workflows, for the advancement of infrastructure projects, and specifically for Dow’s outstanding work of integrating advanced work packaging (AWP) into its global project methodology.”<br /> <br /> “Dow is applying AWP as a program on capital projects of all sizes,” said Susan Brandt, vice president, business development at DCW. “After evaluating several other software packages, Dow selected Bentley’s ConstructSim to automate AWP on a programmatic basis. The team architected its methodology to make AWP via ConstructSim scalable, targeting its implementation on any project valued at more than USD 10 million.”<br /> <br /> The implementation of AWP methods with ConstructSim helped Dow achieve amazing tool time results for piping and structural steel. Structural steel wrench time performance improved to 70% and piping wrench time performance rose to 63%, while the industry average wrench time is 37%. Other non-quantifiable benefits were the transparency of construction progress, as Dow was able to use the ConstructSim model in weekly construction status meetings. <br /> <br /> “This award demonstrates how Bentley Systems is leading the way in the downstream industry. The entire team at Bentley Systems should be so proud to be acknowledged for their great success in 2019, and we are already looking forward to seeing how Bentley Systems, and all the other winners and finalists, continue to build on their success in 2020,” said Jonathan Witherspoon, sector head of Petrochemical Update.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>About Digital Construction Works</strong><br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4v9xFXJZxo&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank" title="Learn More">Digital Construction Works: Company Launch Video</a><br /> Founded in 2019, Digital Construction Works (DCW) provides digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Topcon Positioning Group, Bentley Systems, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering for industrializing construction. DCW is transforming the construction industry from its legacy document-centric paradigm and simplifying and enabling digital automated workflows and processes, technology integration, and digital twinning services for infrastructure. company. DCW is a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture <a href="http://www.digitalconstructionworks.com/" title="Learn More">www.digitalconstructionworks.com</a><br /> <br /> <strong>About Bentley Systems</strong> <br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/solutions/industries/government" title="Learn More">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering" title="Learn More">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software" title="Learn More">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/brands/assetwise" title="Learn More">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. <br /> <br /> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/" title="Learn More">www.e08b0y.com</a><br /> --<br /> Bentley, the Bentley logo, Digital Construction Works (DCW), and ConstructSim are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p> <br />Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:43:17 Z{C35DD25E-E746-468A-857E-F6124FCA50F4}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/bentley-and-topcon-jv-to-aid-companies-in-digital-transformationBentley and Topcon JV to aid companies in digital transformation <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>BIM +, UK</p> <a href="http://www.bimplus.co.uk/news/bentley-and-topcon-jv-aid-companies-digital-transf/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:56:00 Z{999A57A8-FC60-4FD2-A031-250DC8F5E3F0}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/rail-needs-to-exploit-data-better-and-take-a-systems-approachRail needs to exploit data better and take a systems approach <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Infrastructure Intelligence, UK</p> <a href="http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/oct-2019/rail-needs-exploit-data-better-and-take-systems-approach" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:41:00 Z{4FAF8AF4-EC66-460D-9F2C-19BEDE853955}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/december/10/new-dcw-joint-venture-set-to-be-industry-game-changerNew Digital Construction Works joint venture set to be industry game-changer <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Infrastructure Intelligence, UK</p> <a href="http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/oct-2019/new-digital-construction-works-joint-venture-set-be-industry-game-changer" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:37:00 Z{F0123299-C6F7-48A0-BFA5-33DF89668795}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/28/bentley-institute-press-announces-availability-of-staad-pro-connect-editionBentley Institute Press Announces Availability of “STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition - Seismic Analysis using IS 1893 (Part-1)-2016” <p>EXTON, Pa., November 28, 2019—Bentley Institute Press, publisher of cutting-edge textbooks and professional reference works for the advancement of the engineering, architectural, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, has announced the availability of a new publication titled <strong><em>STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition - Seismic Analysis using IS 1893 (Part-1)-2016</em></strong> now available in print at <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://store.e08b0y.com/en/products/books/9781934493526--Practical-Foundation-Design-with-STAAD-Foundation-Advanced" target="_blank" title="Learn More">www.e08b0y.com/books</a>, as an e-book at <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.ebook.e08b0y.com/" title="Learn More" target="_blank">www.ebook.e08b0y.com</a> and on <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.amazon.com/STAAD-PRO-CE-Seismic-Analysis-PART-1-ebook/dp/B07ZTHD4JQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=stand+seismic+analysis+using+is1893&qid=1573018737&sr=8-1-fkmr0" title="Learn More" target="_blank">Amazon Kindle</a>. The iTunes version will also be available soon.<br /> <br /> Vinayak Trivedi, vice president, and global head for Bentley Institute said, “We are pleased to offer this much-needed title from Bentley Institute Press authored by Sanjib Das, who was the technical lead for the implementation of IS 1893 (Part 1):2016 in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition. Needless to mention this title will help our users improve their productivity and take full advantage of the Seismic Analysis feature in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition”<br /> <br /> With the recent release of IS 1893 (Part-1):2016 standard, seismic analysis procedure has not only streamlined the analysis procedure to be used for general structures and buildings but has promulgated some special checks to be performed. <br /> <br /> As the most popular and widely used structural analysis and design software, STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition, is packed with cutting-edge seismic analysis features which enables users to perform detailed calculations effortlessly. <br /> <br /> <em>STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition - Seismic Analysis using IS 1893 (Part-1)-2016</em> follows a step-by-step approach to using IS 1893 (Part-1):2016 in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition. The understanding required by structural engineers to use Indian Standard for seismic analysis has also been covered in this publication. The publication also includes examples for understanding different parameters used in STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition for static and dynamic analysis as per the requirement of Indian Standard. <br /> For more information, visit <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://store.e08b0y.com/en/products/books/9781934493526--Practical-Foundation-Design-with-STAAD-Foundation-Advanced" title="Learn More" target="_blank">www.e08b0y.com/books</a>.<br /> <p><strong>Contact:</strong><br /> Bentley Systems<br /> Monica Jedhe <br /> <a href="mailto:monica.jedhe@e08b0y.com?subject=PR Book: STAAD.Pro CONNECT Edition - Seismic Analysis using IS 1893 (Part-1)-2016">monica.jedhe@e08b0y.com</a><br /> +912067625037 </p> <br /> <br /> <strong>About the Author</strong><br /> <strong>Sanjib Das, author</strong>, is manager, structural products, design integration analysis for Bentley Systems India Pvt Ltd. He holds a master’s degree in structural engineering and has more than 15 years of experience in dealing with critical issues in STAAD.Pro software and other structural engineering problems. His research area includes earthquake engineering, earthquake-resistant design of RCC and steel structures, and application of software in the field of earthquake engineering. In addition, Sanjib has also published several national publications. <br /> <br /> <strong>About Bentley Systems</strong> <br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and digital cities. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering" title="Learn More" target="_blank">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software" title="Learn More" target="_blank">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a href="/en/products/brands/assetwise" title="Learn More" target="_blank">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. <br /> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/home" target="_blank" title="Learn More">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:00:00 Z{E7A401C0-7D9C-4AE3-9201-86C318F63FDA}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/27/cedigital-a-small-conference-about-big-data#CEDigital – a small conference about big data <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Construction Excellence, UK</p> <a href="http://constructingexcellence.org.uk/cedigital-a-small-conference-about-big-data/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:02:15 Z{18703F44-9964-44FF-B92E-14AE7DB14EB4}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/27/finalists-announced-for-year-in-infrastructure-2019-awardsFinalists announced for Year in Infrastructure 2019 awards <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>ACE Net, UK</p> <a 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href="http://www.spar3d.com/news/industry/bentley-and-topcon-launch-new-joint-venture-providing-digital-integration-services/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:40:21 Z{B9B286D4-10D9-4105-80A7-95D85A861CBD}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/27/bentley-year-in-infrastructure-2019-hits-its-strideBentley YII 2019: Year in Infrastructure hits its stride <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Hydrocarbon Processing, USA</p> <a href="http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/conference-news/2019/10/bentley-yii-2019-year-in-infrastructure-hits-its-stride" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:35:33 Z{9B605595-03FD-4AEE-A83E-FB203CEBF9D5}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/27/bentley-year-in-infrastructure-2019-kicks-off-in-singaporeBentley Year In Infrastructure 2019 Kicks Off in Singapore <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>AECCafe, USA</p> <a href="http://www10.aeccafe.com/blogs/aeccafevoice/2019/10/25/bentley-year-in-infrastructure-2019-kicks-off-in-singapore/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 27 Nov 2019 15:28:25 Z{5E535736-A2B1-47EF-B95E-E57BA8862376}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/22/using-digital-twins-to-refine-water-operationsUsing Digital Twins to Refine Water Operations <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>WaterOnline, USA</p> <a href="http://www.wateronline.com/doc/using-digital-twins-to-refine-water-operations-0001" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:08:20 Z{3CE1C45D-714D-45BF-811B-B085ED6D0BC0}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/22/the-rise-of-the-digital-twinsThe Rise of the Digital Twins <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Global Construction magazine, UK</p> <a href="http://issuu.com/constructionglobal/docs/construction_october2019/28" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:04:44 Z{08030DE6-B225-477F-BDC6-42538A2106EE}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/22/looking-back-looking-forward-with-tech-expertsLooking Back, Looking Forward with Tech Experts Keith and Greg Bentley <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>ENR, USA</p> <a href="http://www.enr.com/videos?bctid=6101508738001" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 21:02:14 Z{3AA3A8C1-209A-47A6-995D-BB79F4271331}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/22/predictive-maintenance-and-machine-learning-will-revolutionize-reliabilityPredictive Maintenance and Machine Learning will Revolutionize Reliability <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News, South East Asia</p> <a href="http://www.equipment-news.com/ebook/Sep19/html5/index.html?&locale=ENG&pn=55" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:58:53 Z{B9C218F5-730F-4C4F-B387-489DA4AC7FC7}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/22/how-better-data-management-improves-utility-efficiencyHow better data management improves utility efficiency, compliance and decision-making <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Utility Dive, USA</p> <a href="http://www.utilitydive.com/spons/how-better-data-management-improves-utility-efficiency-compliance-and-deci/562918/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:52:48 Z{E514815C-A231-4826-BF16-F8A8AB9B191E}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/20/bentley-to-discuss-digital-twins-for-digitally-advanced-cities-at-bim-worldBentley Systems to Discuss Digital Twins for Digitally Advanced Cities and Digital Construction Solutions at BIM World Munich 2019 <p><strong>BIM World Munich 2019</strong><br /> Bentley Systems’ booth# 1 together with Topcon and VenturisIT<br /> Bentley Systems on the Microsoft booth# 47 together with RIB and robotic eyes</p> <p>26 – 27 November 2019<br /> ICM Munich – International Congress Center<br /> West Entrance<br /> Am Messesee<br /> 81823 Munich, Germany</p> <p>Join Bentley Systems at <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.bim-world.de/" target="_blank" title="Learn More">BIM World Munich 2019</a> in Munich, Germany to learn about digital construction and digital twins for digitally advanced cities.</p> <p>Visit us at booth 1 and booth 47 throughout the conference for demonstrations and discussions on the following topics:<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Digital Construction</strong> – focusing on the use of a mixed reality solution for 4D construction<br /> <span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>featuring Bentley’s SYNCHRO (4D construction software) with Microsoft HoloLens.</p> <p> <br /> <strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Digital Cities</strong> – demonstrating how Bentley’s OpenCities Planner software enables visualization<br /> <span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>of 2D, 3D, and GIS data in a 3D world to make city-scale digital twins broadly accessible.<br /> <br /> <strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Civil Design</strong> – made better through Bentley’s open applications—OpenRoads, OpenSite and<br /> <span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>OpenRail, for improved design, analysis, and performance of civil design projects.<br /> <br /> <strong>Scheduled Presentations</strong> <br /> <strong>Lutz Bettels</strong>, Vice President, Regional Executive Europe, Bentley Systems<br /> Keynote – Congress Stage 1<br /> Title: <em>From BIM to Twin. From Vision to Reality. From Ideas to Action.</em><br /> Abstract: This presentation discusses BIM and digital twins, how they fit together, and how the technology will continue to advance the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of infrastructure.<br /> Language: English<br /> Wednesday, 27 November 2019; 10:30 – 11 a.m.</p> <p><strong>Anna Assama</strong>, Construction Solutions Engineer, Bentley Systems<br /> Breakout Session<br /> Title: <em>Mixed Reality for Construction: Use Cases for an Augmented Jobsite</em><br /> Language: English<br /> Tuesday, 26 November 2019; 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Anna Assama</strong>, Construction Solutions Engineer, Bentley Systems<br /> Microsoft Partner Session<br /> Title: <em>Getting to Real-Time: Digital Feedback Loops for Construction</em><br /> Language: English<br /> Wednesday, 27 November 2019; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.</p> <p><strong>For Interviews </strong><br /> <strong>Lutz Bettels</strong>, Vice President, Regional Executive Europe for Bentley Systems is available for interviews by appointment.</p> <p><strong>Contact information</strong><br /> To schedule an interview, or for additional details about the event, please contact <a href="mailto:christinevk@chriscrossrelations.de">christinevk@chriscrossrelations.de</a>. <br /> <br /> <strong>Additional information:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/product-line/digital-twins/itwin" title="Learn More">Digital Twins and iTwin™ Services</a><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/february/24/synchro-xr-with-hololens-2-release" title="Learn More">SYNCHRO XR and Microsoft HoloLens2</a><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2018/october/15/bentley-systems-design-integration-offerings" title="Learn More">Bentley Systems’ Design Integration Offerings Advance BIM to 4D through Digital Twins</a><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2018/october/15/bentley-announces-new-itwin-cloud-services" title="Learn More">Bentley Systems Announces New iTwin Cloud Services for Infrastructure Engineering Digital Twins</a><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2018/october/15/advance-4d-digital-twins-for-project-delivery" title="Learn More">Bentley Systems’ New ProjectWise 365 and Comprehensive SYNCHRO Offerings Advance 4D Digital Twins for Project Delivery<br /> <br /> </a> <strong>About Bentley Systems</strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software and digital twin solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en" title="Learn More">www.e08b0y.com</a> </p> <br />Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:54:48 Z{6F0D013F-C61C-4DDB-96B8-14E5E63DCDDA}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/20/bentley-systems-to-cover-smart-city-technology-at-intergeo-2019Bentley Systems to cover smart city technology at Intergeo 2019 <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>GPS World, USA</p> <a href="http://www.gpsworld.com/bentley-systems-to-cover-smart-city-technology-at-intergeo-2019/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:29:06 Z{895A6950-FE15-438B-AFBA-EB28AE1FCE34}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/20/ignore-fms-digital-future-at-your-perilIgnore FM’s digital future at your peril <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Construction News, 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target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:14:53 Z{3C1EA5E6-E71C-4AC3-8F82-4F726B7E4486}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/20/digitalization-welcome-to-the-city-4-0Digitalization: Welcome to the City 4.0 <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>Daily Tech Digest, USA</p> <a href="http://www.blogarama.com/technology-blogs/1043117-tech-bytes-daily-digest-blog/31745494-september-2019" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:11:21 Z{264365AD-1E6E-4F5E-B05D-512B5FBE7E93}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/20/the-construction-industry-meets-technology-disruptionThe Construction Industry Meets Technology Disruption – Finally <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>CleanTech, USA</p> <a href="http://www.cleantech.com/the-construction-industry-meets-technology-disruption-finally/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Wed, 20 Nov 2019 13:52:13 Z{1D950EE2-586F-46F3-933C-229A1797D8B7}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/surbana-jurong-inks-mous-on-built-environmentSurbana Jurong inks MOUs on built environment <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>The Straits Times</p> <a href="http://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/surbana-jurong-inks-mous-on-built-environment" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:56:14 Z{C2FECA1F-7380-442D-9F40-D07D42BE3878}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/transformative-urban-digital-twin-and-city-modelling‘Transformative’ urban digital twin and city modelling deployments to exceed 500 by 2025, says ABI <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>IoT Now, UK</p> <a href="http://www.iot-now.com/2019/09/11/98574-transformative-urban-digital-twin-city-modelling-deployments-exceed-500-2025-says-abi/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:53:49 Z{3CC933B2-59C1-4EC4-8DAB-EBE7531839D7}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/digital-twins-for-digital-citiesDigital Twins for Digital Cities <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>The Civil Engineering Podcast, US</p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AehFirVxXzk&feature=youtu.be" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:50:57 Z{E17AE87F-E609-4799-AD4E-AB11BD7746F3}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/tcep-127-digital-twins-for-digital-citiesTCEP 127: Digital Twins for Digital Cities <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>The Civil Engineering Podcast, US</p> <a href="http://engineeringmanagementinstitute.org/tcep-127-digital-twins-for-digital-cities/" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:48:44 Z{8C73FF7E-206B-4643-A82A-4F7B444B1D09}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/hakan-engman-meets-with-giscafe-at-intergeoHakan Engman meets with GISCafe at InterGeo <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>GISCafe/AECCafe, US</p> <a href="http://www.giscafe.com/video/Bentley-Hakan-Engman-Business-Development-Director-Reality-Modeling/886255/media.html" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:45:34 Z{7C61C57E-F5A9-45DB-B1C4-A2663FC0326C}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/19/ted-lamboo-meets-with-giscafe-at-intergeoTed Lamboo meets with GISCafe at InterGeo <p><em>Press Coverage</em></p> <p>GISCafe/AECCafe, US</p> <a href="http://www.giscafe.com/video/Bentley-Ted-Lamboo-Senior-Vice-President-Strategic-Partners/886254/media.html" class="blue-button" target="_blank">Read the article</a>Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:43:38 Z{8A8C8B65-9E97-442E-9E7A-AEE6918ABB11}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/november/15/smart-city-expo-barcelonaBentley Systems Brings City-Scale and Campus Digital Twins to Smart City Expo World Congress Bentley Systems invites you to meet with company executives to learn about city-scale digital twins at Smart City Expo World Congress. With a digital twin, municipalities can create, visualize, and analyze a city-wide digital twin of its infrastructure. City stakeholders gain new insights by modeling and simulating real-world situations, optimizing systems and processes, and monitoring the performance and condition of assets. Using examples from innovative and award-winning infrastructure projects around the world, Bentley executives will provide insights into how these organizations are leveraging digital context, components, and chronology to embrace a data-driven approach for city and campus infrastructure from planning through performance. In addition, Bentley will also discuss its recently announced OpenGround, a new cloud service (available end of 2019) to store, manage, report, and share data about natural ground conditions. <br /> <br /> <strong>Smart City Expo World Congress </strong> <br /> 19-21 November 2019<br /> Fira Barcelona Grand Via<br /> Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat<br /> Barcelona, Spain<br /> <br /> <strong>Booth location</strong>: Gran Via, Hall 2, Level 0, Street B, Stand 223 (within the Microsoft booth)<br /> <br /> Bentley Systems representatives will be on site to discuss digital twins and digital twin workflows for infrastructure to support smart city use initiatives: <br /> <strong>Jerry King</strong> – Vice President, Strategic Channel<br /> <strong>Phil Christensen</strong> – Senior Vice President, Business Development, Digital Cities<br /> <strong>Ton De Vries</strong> – Senior Director, Business Development, Digital Cities<br /> <strong>Hakan Engman</strong> – Director, Business Development, Digital Cities<br /> <strong>Frank Braunschweig</strong> – Senior Product Manager, Water and Wastewater<br /> <br /> <strong>For information or to schedule interviews </strong><br /> Contact <strong>Santiago Romero</strong>, Regional Marketing Manager Southern EU and Nordics: santiago.romero@e08b0y.com<br /> <br /> <strong>Advancing BIM and GIS to 4D with Digital Twins</strong><br /> At its annual Year in Infrastructure 2019 event, Bentley Systems presented its new digital cities initiatives, applying digital twins for more efficient city and regional operations and for more connected and resilient infrastructure. Digital twins converge assets’ 4D-surveyed and engineering representations to enable new collaborative digital workflows serving planners and engineers in public works, utilities, property management and development, and city stakeholders. Digital twin cloud services provide an intuitive and immersive 4D environment converging digital context and digital components with digital chronology for “evergreen” infrastructure digital twins over asset lifecycles. For infrastructure professionals, BIM and GIS are effectively advanced through 4D digital twins.<br /> <br /> <strong>Infrastructure Digital Twins for Digital Cities</strong><br /> City-scale digital twins begin and are updated through 4D surveying and reality modeling by ContextCapture and Orbit GT to derive as-operated 3D models from photogrammetry (including from UAVs) and/or point clouds. Reality modeling provides engineering-precise, real-world context to support planning, design, construction, and operations. Users of Bentley’s open applications (OpenCities, OpenBuildings, OpenSite, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenUtilities) can leverage this digital context to model new and improved buildings, roads, transit systems, tunnels, bridges, utilities, and more. <br /> <br /> <strong>City Planning Digital Twins</strong><br /> Digital twins for cities have many stakeholders, including constituents not directly involved in engineering or infrastructure. Now hosted in multiple Microsoft Azure regions, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/brands/opencities-planner" target="_blank" title="learn more">OpenCities Planner</a> delivers cloud-based, city-scale digital twins to improve stakeholder and citizen engagement and to simplify and facilitate urban development. Addressing a wide variety of potential use cases, OpenCities Planner helps users, through devices like web, mobile, touchscreens, and digital billboards, to intuitively visualize and explore 2D, 3D, GIS and other data aligned with the reality model of the city. <br /> <br /> <strong>Geotechnical Digital Twins: Introducing OpenGround</strong><br /> Bentley’s geotechnical engineering and analysis applications empower subsurface digital twins, critical for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure projects and assets. Subsurface digital twins entail modeling of the underground environment, including the geology, hydrology, chemistry, and engineering properties, made possible by Bentley’s geotechnical offerings (PLAXIS, SoilVision, Keynetix and gINT). To further enable subsurface digital twins, Bentley introduces OpenGround, a new cloud service (available end of 2019) to store, manage, report, and share data about natural ground conditions. <br /> <br /> <strong>Sustainability and Resilience Digital Twins </strong><br /> Now, cities can combine their surface and subsurface surveys and engineering data into cohesive 4D digital twins to ensure over time their asset performance, resiliency, and sustainability. Using Bentley’s open simulation applications during asset lifecycles, for example, as-constructed buildings can be evaluated for seismic resilience (STAAD), the evacuation of vehicles and people in stations, stadiums, and other public places can be assessed and optimized (LEGION and CUBE), the impact of flooding events like hurricanes can be determined (OpenFlows FLOOD), and the suitability of subsurface conditions for urban projects can be ensured (PLAXIS, SoilVision). <br /> <br /> <strong>Press Releases</strong><br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-accelerates-focus-on-infrastructure-engineering-for-digital-cities" title="learn more" target="_blank">Bentley Systems Accelerates Focus on Infrastructure Engineering for Digital Cities </a><a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-accelerates-focus-on-infrastructure-engineering-for-digital-cities" target="_blank" title="learn more"> <br /> </a> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/bentley-acquires-citilabs-and-orbit-geospatial-technologies" title="learn more" target="_blank">Bentley Systems Bolsters Digital Cities Offerings with Acquisitions of Citilabs and Orbit Geospatial Technologies <br /> </a> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2018/october/15/bentley-announces-new-itwin-cloud-services" target="_blank" title="learn more">Bentley Systems Announces New iTwin Cloud Services for Infrastructure Engineering Digital Twins <br /> </a> <br /> <strong>Advancement Insights</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/1026-ai-cities-advance-digitally-to-support-smart-city-initiatives" title="learn more" target="_blank">Cities Leverage Digital Twin Initiatives to Advance BIM and GIS Improving the Quality of Life for Their Constituents<br /> </a> <br /> <strong>Digital Twins in Utilities – articles and video</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/bim-news/smarter-cities-digital-twins/61669/" title="learn more">Building Smarter Cities with Digital Twins</a><br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://cities-today.com/industry/seven-ways-cities-benefit-digital-twins/" target="_blank" title="learn more">Seven ways cities benefit from digital twins </a><br /> <a href="http://players.brightcove.net/5209582030001/SkqSbCcQW_default/index.html?videoId=6095240612001" title="learn more">Digital Cities overview video</a><br /> <strong><br /> About Bentley Systems</strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and digital cities. Bentley’s MicroStation-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate design integration; its ProjectWise and SYNCHRO offerings accelerate project delivery; and its AssetWise offerings accelerate asset and network performance. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s iTwin Services are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. <br /> <br /> In both 2018 and 2019, Microsoft named Bentley Systems as Partner of the Year in its CityNext category. In 2019, ARC Advisory Group’s Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM market study ranked Bentley #1 in Water and Wastewater Distribution.<br /> <br /> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. www.e08b0y.com<br /> <br />Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:00:00 Z{BB4972B5-F82A-4B34-ADAE-DCCFE6D1E2C0}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/27/year-in-infrastructure-2019-awards-winnersBentley Systems Announces Winners of Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards <p><strong>EXTON, Pa.</strong> – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, has announced the winners of the <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Awards. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing design, construction, and operations of infrastructure throughout the world. <br /> <br /> Twelve independent jury panels of industry experts selected 54 finalists from 571 nominations submitted by more than 440 user organizations in more than 60 countries. <br /> <br /> Bentley Systems acknowledged 18 <em>Year in Infrastructure</em> Awards winners and nine Special Recognition Awards winners at a ceremony and gala on October 24 at the conclusion of the <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Conference in Singapore. <br /> <br /> <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Special Recognition Awards winners: <br /> <br /> <em><strong>Advancing Urban Planning through Digital Twins</strong></em> <br /> <strong>Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hong Kong SAR Government and AECOM<br /> </strong>The Town Plaza Urban Design Study for the Establishment of the Kwu Tung North, New Development Area<br /> Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Advancing Industrial Sustainability through Digital Twins<br /> </strong></em><strong>MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd. <br /> </strong>Henan Jiyuan Iron & Steel, 80MW High-Temperature Ultrahigh-Pressure Gas Power Generation Energy-Saving Renovation Project<br /> Jiyuan, Henan Province, China<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Digital Cities Award for Comprehensive Roadway Digital Twins <br /> </em>Shenzhen Highway Engineering Consultant Co., Ltd. <br /> </strong>Yangang East Interchange Project<br /> Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Digital Cities Award for Comprehensive Water Digital Twins<br /> </em>Águas do Porto, EM<br /> </strong>H2PORTO Technological Platform for the Integrated Management of Porto’s Urban Water Cycle<br /> Porto, Porto, Portugal<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Advancing Infrastructure Resilience through Digital Twins<br /> </em>Italferr S.p.A. <br /> </strong>The New Polcevera Viaduct <br /> Genova, Liguria, Italy<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Advancing Construction Industrialization through Digital Twins <br /> </em>Heilongjiang Construction High-Tech Capital Group Co., Ltd. <br /> </strong>Smart and Digital Application in Heilongjiang Construction Industry Modernization Demonstration Park<br /> Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Advancing Economic Infrastructure through Digital Twins<br /> </em>CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co. Ltd. (WTC)<br /> </strong>SAPT Automatic Container Yard and Housing Project in Pakistan<br /> Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Advancing Digital Workflows through Digital Twins <br /> </em>Mott MacDonald / Systra Designers working with Balfour Beatty / Vinci Joint Venture<br /> </strong>High Speed Two Sectors N1 and N2 Main Works Civil Contract<br /> Birmingham, Country North Sectors, United Kingdom<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Bentley Institute Knowledge Advancement Advocate Award<br /> </em> Alison Watson</strong>, chief executive and founder, Class of Your Own<br /> <br /> The winners of <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Awards for going digital advancements in infrastructure are:<br /> <br /> <em><strong>4D Construction<br /> </strong></em> <strong>Mortenson, Clark – a Joint Venture<br /> </strong> Chase Center and Warriors Mixed-use Office and Retail Development<br /> San Francisco, California, United States<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Bridges <br /> </strong></em> <strong>PT. Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.<br /> </strong> Design and Build Harbour Road 2 Project<br /> North Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Buildings and Campuses<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Voyants Solutions<br /> </strong> Detailed Design, Tendering and Project Management Services for Establishment of 12 IT/Hi-Tech Parks in Bangladesh<br /> Bangladesh<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Communications and Utilities<br /> </strong></em> <strong>POWERCHINA Hubei Electric Engineering Co., Ltd.<br /> </strong> Technology Application in Miluo Western 220kV Substation Project<br /> Miluo City, Hunan Province, China<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Digital Cities<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Changjiang Ecological Environmental Protection Group Co.<br /> </strong> Application of Digitalization in Jiujiang Smart Water Management Platform <br /> Jiujiang, Jiangxi, China <br /> <br /> <strong><em>Geotechnical Engineering<br /> </em></strong> <strong>ARUP Singapore Pte Ltd.<br /> </strong> Tanjong Pagar Mixed Development <br /> Singapore<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Manufacturing<br /> </strong></em> <strong>Hatch</strong><br /> Sulfuric Acid Plant Project in the DRC<br /> Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo<br /> <br /> <em><strong>Mining and Offshore Engineering<br /> </strong></em> <strong>Shanghai Investigation, Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.<br /> </strong> China Three Gorges New Energy Dalian Zhuanghe III (300MW) Offshore Wind Farm Project<br /> Dalian, Liaoning, China <br /> <br /> <strong><em>Power Generation<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Hunan Hydro & Power Design Institute<br /> </strong> Hanjiang Yakou Shipping Hub Engineering Project<br /> Yicheng, Hubei, China<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Project Delivery<br /> </em></strong> <strong>South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT)<br /> </strong> Seamless Information Sharing and Integration Across Multiple Platforms Using ProjectWise<br /> Columbia, South Carolina, United States <br /> <br /> <strong><em>Rail and Transit<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Italferr S.p.A<br /> </strong> AV/AC in Southern Italy, Napoli-Bari Route<br /> Napoli-Bari, Campania-Puglia, Italy<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Reality Modeling<br /> </em></strong> <strong>MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd<br /> </strong> Drone Surveying for BIM and GIS Data Capture - Malaysian Metro Megaproject <br /> Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Road and Rail Asset Performance<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Lebuhraya Borneo Utara Sdn Bhd<br /> </strong> Pan Borneo Highway <br /> Sarawak, Malaysia<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Roads and Highways<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC<br /> </strong> Foth Transforms, Connects, and Revitalizes Cedar Falls, Iowa Corridor<br /> Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States of America<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Structural Engineering<br /> </em></strong> <strong>WSP</strong><br /> WSP Delivers Optimized Design for Complex Basement under Iconic Admiralty Arch<br /> London, United Kingdom<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance<br /> </em></strong> <strong>EPCOR Utilities<br /> </strong> Implementing Risk Based Asset Management for Power Distribution<br /> Edmonton, Alberta, Canada<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Jacobs Engineering Group and Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB<br /> </strong> Tuas Water Reclamation Plant<br /> Singapore<br /> <br /> <strong><em>Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Networks<br /> </em></strong> <strong>Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall Joint Venture<br /> </strong> Thames Tideway Tunnel<br /> London, United Kingdom<br /> <br /> </p> <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://yii.e08b0y.com/award-finalists" target="_blank" title="learn more">All awards finalists and winners</a></p> <p>Detailed descriptions of all nominated projects are in the print and digital versions of Bentley’s <em>2019 Infrastructure Yearbook</em>, which will be published in early 2020. To review the past editions of this publication, access <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/infrastructure-yearbook" target="_blank" title="learn more">Bentley’s Infrastructure Yearbooks</a>.<br /> <br /> <strong>Image and caption:<br /> </strong> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/-/media/Images/Press Release Images/2019/YII2019_Awards_winners_1920x1080_hr" title="view image">Winners of Bentley Systems <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019 </em>Awards</a>. Photo by Graham Carlow<br /> <br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://yii.e08b0y.com/en" target="_blank" title="learn more">About the <em>Year in Infrastructure</em> Conference and Awards Program </a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, MicroStation, ProjectWise, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p> <br />Sun, 27 Oct 2019 15:46:11 Z{9DA965AA-259C-49C3-AA20-33983DA8650C}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/class-of-your-own-announces-school-curriculum-partnershipClass of Your Own Announces School Curriculum Partnership with Bentley Systems <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="79" width="369" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/bentley/logos/classofyourown.png?la=en&modified=20191016062854&hash=D02683B65AA8CF16E4A33163EC895758F8AD007E" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Class of Your Own<em> and </em>Bentley Institute<em> partner in secondary school learning programs to advance skills for future infrastructure professionals</em></p> <br /> <strong>SINGAPORE – The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Conference – 23 October 2019</strong> – Class of Your Own, a UK-headquartered provider of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) curriculum and built environment-focused learning programs for secondary school students, today announced a partnership with leading global provider of software solutions for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, Bentley Systems.  The new, future-focused global curriculum, <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://designengineerconstruct.com/" target="_blank">Design Engineer Construct!® (DEC) for the World’s Infrastructure</a></em>, has developed over several years through Bentley Institute’s support of Class of Your Own’s DEC programs and provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on knowledge and skills for careers in infrastructure professions.<br /> <br /> DEC is currently accredited and used in schools throughout the United Kingdom. The new program is already expanding into schools in Ireland, Lithuania, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates and offers technology education and project-based, real-world experiences through interaction with industry professionals. The DEC curriculum for students ages 11 to 18 years is offered at intermediate levels to encourage and excite learners and is enhanced by Bentley’s engineering design and 3D modeling technologies including ContextCapture, OpenBuildings, OpenRail, and OpenRoads ConceptStation. The more advanced Future Infrastructure qualification framework, for students ages sixteen and older, including foundation level study at colleges and universities, focuses on rail, highway, port, and hyperloop projects.<br /> <br /> Alison Watson, founder and chief executive of Class of Your Own, said, “Our vision is to inspire and engage young people and their teachers to reach their full potential through world class education. So, we’re very excited to partner with Bentley to offer the new curriculum, which applies industry knowledge and skills gained in the existing DEC program to the most exciting infrastructure projects around the world. Our students are provided with face-to-face support from world-class sector professionals thanks to industry partners who truly understand what DEC can do. Expanding the program outside the UK means we can offer genuine, meaningful opportunities for students and teachers around the world. We’re helping the surveyors, technologists, engineers, architects, and managers of future infrastructure!” <br />  <br /> Earlier in 2019, Bentley Institute and Class of Your Own hosted the first ever Future Infrastructure Challenge: DEC Hyperloop challenge in London. The event included students from four schools in the UK whose assignment was to conceptualize a design of a hyperloop transport system and stations for their own towns, and then to adapt to Singapore. Students from <a href="/en/about-us/news/2019/april/11/bentley-announces-winners-in-future-infrastructure-challenge" target="_blank">Drummond Community High School from Edinburgh, Scotland won the challenge</a>, and were awarded a complimentary trip from Bentley to attend its <em><a href="http://yii.e08b0y.com" target="_blank">Year in Infrastructure Conference</a></em>, held October 21 through 24 in Singapore. <br /> <br /> David Robertson, director of digital advancement research for Bentley Systems, said, “Our partnership with Class of Your Own demonstrates the two organizations’ shared goal of providing students with valuable learning experiences that apply to real-world infrastructure professions and encourage students to pursue those professions. Bentley is very excited to participate in this important learning initiative to advance career opportunities for students around the world.” <br /> <br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://designengineerconstruct.com/what-is-dec/" target="_blank">Learn more about the Design Engineer Construct program</a>.  <br /> <br /> <p style="text-align: center;">##</p> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://designengineerconstruct.com/who-we-are/" target="_blank"><strong>About Class of Your Own</strong></a><br /> Class of Your Own is headed by founder and Chief Executive Alison Watson, MBE, a land surveyor, educational pioneer, and industry evangelist. Class of Your Own has been delivering workshops, projects, and built environment-focused student engagement programs to schools and colleges since 2009 and, from September 2012, the fully accredited DEC learning program.<br /> <br /> In addition to the support from Bentley Systems for this and other initiatives, Class of Your Own is supported by Heriot Watt University as a key, long-standing partner in academia and by global industrial partners including Topcon Positioning Systems and Mott MacDonald Group.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/learn" target="_blank"><strong>About Bentley Institute</strong></a><br /> Bentley Institute advances the infrastructure professions by encouraging and supporting Bentley Systems users’ ambitions in going digital. Its initiatives attract and advance infrastructure professionals, and future professionals, through continuous learning about technology solutions, as well as project delivery and asset performance best practices. <br /> <br /> <strong>Press contacts:</strong><br /> <strong>From Class of Your Own:</strong><br /> Alison Watson, Chief Executive <br /> +44 1282 680946<br /> <a href="mailto:alison@classofyourown.com">alison@classofyourown.com</a><br />   <br /> <strong>From Bentley Systems:</strong><br /> Jennifer Maguire, Director Corporate Communications<br /> +1 610 458 2695<br /> <a href="mailto:jennifer.maguire@e08b0y.com">jennifer.maguire@e08b0y.com</a><br /> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{69889C5D-42F5-4BD6-8FF8-CC2497A0196B}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-systems-introduces-assetwise-digital-twin-servicesBentley Systems Introduces AssetWise Digital Twin Services and OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services for Asset and Network Performance <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New Immersive Asset Service enables 4D visualization<br /> and analytics visibility for “evergreen” digital twins<br /> </em></p> <p><strong>SINGAPORE – The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Conference – 22 October 2019</strong> – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today introduced new digital twin services for asset and network performance. <em>AssetWise Digital Twin Services converge digital context, digital components, </em>and<em> digital chronology</em> to provide immersive visualization and advanced analytics for enhanced decision support and improved performance of infrastructure assets. <em>OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services</em> use digital twins for consolidating, validating, and aligning GIS, reality modeling, performance, simulation, and other enterprise data required to effectively manage assets including power plants, substations, and entire networks. <br /> <br /> Alan Kiraly, senior vice president, asset and network performance for Bentley Systems, said, “In order to truly gain and act on insights that impact the performance and reliability of infrastructure assets, and also of the networks which connect them, digital twins must provide live and accurate physical <em>and</em> engineering data across time, effectively in 4D. Through the accessibility of cloud and web services, and our open-source platform for immersive visualization and analytics visibility, AssetWise Digital Twin Services will enable all AssetWise users, and new users, to broaden the benefits of going digital more comprehensively.”<br /> <br /> <strong>AssetWise Digital Twin Services</strong></p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><em>iTwin Immersive Asset Service </em></strong><br /> iTwin Immersive Asset Service provides immersive visualization and analytics visibility, in a rich, interactive 4D digital twin context, for decision support to sustain and improve the performance of infrastructure assets. Its cloud and web services enable owner-operators to make infrastructure engineering information accessible and comprehensible to a wider population.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><em>AssetWise 4D Analytics </em></strong><br /> AssetWise 4D Analytics uses advanced analytics and machine learning to provide insights into current conditions and trends, and to predict future performance. Data sources can include any information accessible to AssetWise including inspections, work history and extremely large data sets such as from IoT devices. Results can be understood in the digital twin’s context using extensive graphing and dashboarding capabilities.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><em>AssetWise Linear Analytics </em></strong><br /> Traditionally, the complexity of linear assets makes it hard to visualize and understand the vast quantity of data associated with these types of networks. AssetWise Linear Analytics takes data from many observed sources and aligns it, with engineering fidelity, to location and time on a linear network. Once aligned, using a library of linear network-aware data processing rules, users can identify trends and anomalies within rail or road networks. AssetWise Linear Analytics includes visualization dashboards that provide users with instant access to all data at any location on the network. </p> <br /> <strong>OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services (ET, IT, OT) </strong><br /> Energy utilities are faced with modernizing their aging infrastructure along with the new challenges of distributed energy resources at the grid edge. OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services consolidate, validate, and align ET (engineering technology), IT, and OT information including network GIS, reality modeling, performance, simulation, and other enterprise data across departmental and workflow silos. OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services enable organizations to identify data quality issues, visualize these issues on a map, and resolve issues using smart rules and machine learning. Pre-defined and user-extensible dashboards and analytics provide insights and visualization for OpenUtilities digital twins. <br /> <strong><br /> Digital Co-ventures for <em>Asset and Network Performance</em></strong><br /> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>(With Siemens)</strong> <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://new.siemens.com/global/en/products/energy/services/digital-services/asset-performance-management.html" target="_blank"><strong>APM for Power Plants</strong></a></em> speeds up the digitalization of power plants and provides intelligent analytics with a range of innovative offerings and managed services solutions for Asset Performance Management. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>(With Siemens) <em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvdYmOx0E7k"></a></em></strong><em><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvdYmOx0E7k" target="_blank"><strong>Digital Services for Brownfield T&D</strong></a></em> leverages OpenUtilities Digital Twin Services for existing substation resilience, linking together the substation model, reality context, and asset data to provide access to vital information to reduce downtime and streamline problem identification and resolution, particularly in cases where substations are remote and difficult to reach. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>(With Siemens) <em>OpenUtilities DER Planning and Design Assessment Solutions</em></strong><br /> Bentley’s OpenUtilities Analysis, OpenUtilities DER Optioneering, and OpenUtilities Design Optioneering incorporate Siemens PSS®SINCAL, a power systems analysis solution providing a seamless and continuously updated environment for modeling and simulation. These solutions enable owner-operators to more efficiently model the grid for decentralized energy without compromising safety and reliability.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: center;">##</p> <br /> <strong>About Bentley’s <em>Asset and Network Performance </em></strong><strong>Offerings</strong><br /> Bentley Systems undertakes to advance BIM and GIS through 4D infrastructure engineering digital twins for <a target="_blank" href="/Products/Brands/AssetWise">asset and network performance</a>. AssetWise software and cloud services manage geo-coordinated information for asset performance modeling throughout the operations and maintenance lifecycle of infrastructure assets, and their associated networks, in transportation, water/wastewater, and energy and communications (OpenUtilities). Enterprise solutions can combine <em>AssetWise ALIM, AssetWise Asset Reliability, AssetWise Enterprise Interoperability, and SUPERLOAD</em>. All infrastructure owners can finally open up previously-dark engineering data for asset performance digital twins, progressively enabled by Bentley’s iTwin Services—including <em>Immersive Asset, Linear Analytics, 4D Analytics, and OpenUtilities Digital Twin</em> cloud services.<br /> <br /> In 2019 ARC Advisory Group’s Asset Reliability market study named Bentley Systems as the APM market leader overall, and also as #1 in each of Transportation, Oil and Gas, and Electric Power T&D. Also in 2019, ARC’s <em>Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM</em> market study ranked Bentley #1 in Electrical T&D, Communications. Of the <em>Bentley Infrastructure 500 Top Owners</em>, 24 among the top 50 rely upon <em>AssetWise</em>. <br /> <br /> <strong>More about Bentley’s <em>Asset and Network Performance</em> Offerings:</strong> <p><a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">www.e08b0y.com/AssetWise</a> </p> <p><a target="_blank" href="/500.html#LinkItemNotFound?item=web%3a%7bD6EBB9F9-8095-4001-9D2D-2B22B4C8448C%7d%40en">www.e08b0y.com/openutilities</a></p> <br /> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p> Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AssetWise ALIM, AssetWise Asset Reliability, AssetWise Enterprise Interoperability, iTwin, MicroStation, OpenUtilities, ProjectWise, SUPERLOAD, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{CC0991A9-74EE-4D07-803E-8AD2F300B751}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-systems-design-integration-offeringsBentley Systems’ Design Integration Offerings Advance BIM to 4D through Digital Twins <p style="text-align: center;"><em>“Evergreen” digital twins extend the value of infrastructure engineers’ work,<br /> and of Bentley’s </em>open modeling applications<em> and </em>open simulation applications<br /> throughout asset lifecycles </p> <p><strong>SINGAPORE – The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Conference – 22 October 2019</strong> – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced new additions and updates to its <em>open modeling applications</em> and <em>open simulation applications</em> to advance engineering digital twins throughout asset lifecycles. Bentley’s open applications enable collaborative, iterative, and automated digital workflows spanning infrastructure professional disciplines. Now, with new digital twin cloud services, they extend business value and actionable insights throughout the construction and operations phases of an infrastructure asset.</p> <br /> “The broad acceptance of BIM has substantially benefited AEC professionals and projects over the last fifteen years, but now—with cloud services, reality modeling, and advanced analytics—we can advance BIM through digital twins,” said Santanu Das, Bentley’s senior vice president, design integration. “Until now, the use of BIM has been limited to static deliverables, which, after handing off to construction, quickly go out-of-date, losing the potential further value of the engineering data locked in BIM models. Now, with digital twins, we can open up the engineering data in a BIM model with its constituent <em>digital components</em> as a starting point, continually refresh the <em>digital context</em> with drone surveys and reality modeling, and—this is where it gets really exciting— continue to model and simulate the fitness for purpose of an asset over the <em>digital chronology</em> of its lifecycle. Finally, the value of the engineering data in a BIM model can extend beyond handoff to construction, and even beyond handover to operations, assuring and improving both project and asset performance. Advancing BIM to 4D through evergreen digital twins means that design models and simulations can serve a greater purpose than merely project deliverables, as the living asset’s digital DNA!”<br /> <br /> <strong>New Digital Twin Cloud Services for <em>Design Integration</em></strong><br /> Bentley’s design integration offerings now extend from desktop applications to cloud services to enable organizations to create, 4D-visualize, and analyze digital twins of infrastructure assets.<em> iTwin Services</em> enable digital information managers to incorporate engineering data created by diverse design tools into a living digital twin and align it with reality modeling and other associated data, with no disruption to their current tools or processes.<br /> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong><em>iTwin Design Review</em></strong> facilitates faster design review sessions. It enables practitioners to initiate “ad hoc” design reviews in a hybrid 2D/3D environment as well as project teams working on digital twins to conduct design reviews and multidiscipline design coordination. It provides workflows: <br /> • (for practitioners) to markup and comment directly on elements of 3D models and switch between 2D and 3D views without leaving the 3D environment <br /> • (for projects using ProjectWise) to visualize 4D digital twins—capturing engineering change along the timeline of the project, and providing an accountable record of who-changed-what-and-when</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><em><strong>iTwin OpenPlant Design Service</strong></em> provides <em>OpenPlant</em> users with a distributed work environment and bi-directional referencing between 2D and 3D representations of plant digital components.</p> <br /> <strong>Open Modeling Applications and Open Simulation Applications</strong><br /> Sharing digital components and connecting digital workflows across disciplines are the foundation of an open modeling environment. Comprising <em>MicroStation</em>-based engineering and BIM applications specialized for asset types and solutions, Bentley’s open modeling environment advances collaboration, enabling clash resolution and production of multidiscipline deliverables from any application.<br /> <br /> Building its applications on the MicroStation platform ensures interoperability, access to a connected data environment, and digital services like <em>Components Center</em> for shared components libraries and <em>GenerativeComponents</em> for generative design capabilities. In addition, integrated engineering analysis and simulation empowers designers to iterate on various scenarios to achieve the most appropriate solution, not only for the initial design, but also for subsequent interventions and capital improvements to infrastructure assets. <br /> <br /> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Open Modeling Applications Updates</strong><br /> <strong>(New)</strong> <em>OpenWindPower</em> offers interoperability between geotechnical, structural, and piping analysis and design applications, automating data-exchange workflows between disciplines, to minimize risk in the design and operations of fixed and floating offshore wind farms. OpenWindPower enables users of a wind turbine model to check design status, perform analyses, mitigate risks, and generate insights into its predicted performance. <br /> <br /> “OpenWindPower shortens the overall design cycle and effectively solves the problem of large design margins, reducing the cost of offshore wind power development,” said Dr. Bin Wang, deputy chief engineer of the New Energy Research Institute, POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering. <br /> <br /> <strong>(New)</strong> <em>OpenTower</em> is a purpose-built application for the design, documentation, and fabrication of new communication towers, and for the rapid re-analysis of existing telecom towers for tower owners, consultants, and carriers who need to continually update equipment. OpenTower’s introduction is timed for the upcoming 5G rollout. <br /> <br /> “With the help of Bentley’s applications, tower design and analyses are easier, faster, and reliable. It also gives our clients satisfaction, trust and peace of mind, and improves public safety,” said Frederick L. Cruz, president and CEO, F.L. Cruz Engineering Consultancy.<br /> <br /> <em>OpenBuildings Station Designer</em> now includes <em>LEGION</em> and improves design quality by optimizing the functional space layout of the station building and the path of travel for the pedestrian. <br /> <br /> <em>OpenSite Designer</em> now includes residential capabilities, supporting the conception and design of residential parceling and parcel grading, and custom parcel creation. <br /> <br /> <em>OpenBridge Designer</em> now combines <em>OpenBridge Modeler</em> with the analysis and design features of <em>LEAP Bridge Concrete</em>, <em>LEAP Bridge Steel</em>, and <em>RM Bridge Advanced</em>.<br /> <br /> <em>OpenRoads SignCAD</em> enhances <em>OpenRoads</em> to perform 3D modeling of signs within new or existing roadway designs. <br /> <br /> <strong>Open Simulation Applications Updates</strong><br /> <strong>(New)</strong> Bentley Systems announced the acquisition of Citilabs, to enable its <em>CUBE</em> traffic simulations to be intrinsically available from <em>OpenRoads</em>. <br /> <br /> <em>PLAXIS</em> and <em>SoilVision</em> geotechnical applications allow engineers to run multiple analysis methods, in either finite element or limit equilibrium, interchangeably. New interoperability with <em>RAM</em>, <em>STAAD</em>, and <em>OpenGround</em> enhances the quality of comprehensive geostructural solutions for integrated design and analysis of soils, rocks, and associated structures. </p> <br /> <strong>Digital Co-ventures for <em>Design Integration</em></strong> <br /> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>(With Siemens)</strong> Bentley’s <em>OpenRoads</em> will take advantage of Siemens’ <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.aimsun.com/" target="_blank">Aimsun</a> for micro level traffic simulation. <br /> <br /> <strong>(With Siemens)</strong> The forthcoming <em>OpenRail Overhead Line Designer</em> integrates OpenRail Designer, and Siemens SICAT Master. <br /> <br /> <strong>(With Siemens)</strong> <em>OpenRail-Entegro Train Simulator</em> combines Siemens Entegro and Automatic Train Control Simulation with Bentley’s ContextCapture, OpenRail ConceptStation, OpenRail Designer, and LumenRT, for rail operations digital twins. </p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p> <strong>About Bentley’s Design Integration Offerings</strong><br /> Bentley Systems undertakes to provide uniquely comprehensive and uniquely open modeling applications, and open simulation applications, for infrastructure <a target="_blank" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>. Bentley’s open modeling applications, including <em>OpenRoads, OpenBuildings, OpenRail, OpenPlant, OpenBridge, </em>and<em> OpenSite share MicroStation’s</em> continuously advancing modeling environment to support each respective engineering and architectural discipline, and to increasingly enable automated and iterative digital workflows across all disciplines, for infrastructure conceptioneering (<em>ConceptStation applications</em>), design (<em>Designer applications</em>) and constructioneering. Bentley’s open simulation applications, including <em>STAAD, SACS, PLAXIS, AutoPIPE, RAM, LEAP, MOSES, LEGION, LARS,</em> and<em> CUBE</em>, assure and improve compliance, resilience, and throughput. Design integration for all projects is advanced by market-leading iModel-based interoperability with third-party applications.</p> <p> Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em>, including <em>Design Review</em> cloud services for practitioners and for projects, advance BIM through “evergreen” 4D digital twins, ensuring that design engineers’ work, with open modeling applications and open simulation applications, can continue to add value by sustaining fitness for purpose throughout asset lifecycles.<br /> <br /> In 2019, ARC’s <em>Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure</em>, and <em>BIM</em> market study ranked Bentley #2 overall, and #1 in Electric T&D, Communications, and in Water/Wastewater.  Among the <em>Engineering News-Record</em> Top 640 Design Firms, more than 90 percent rely on Bentley’s portfolio for design integration across multiple disciplines.  </p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p> Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AutoPIPE, Citilabs, ContextCapture, CUBE, Generative Components, iTwin, iTwin Design Review, iTwin Services, LEAP, LEGION, LumenRT, MicroStation, MOSES, OpenBridge, OpenBridge Designer, OpenBridge Modeler, Open Buildings, OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenGround, OpenPlant, OpenRail, OpenRoads, OpenSite, OpenSite Designer, OpenTower, OpenWindPower, PLAXIS, ProjectWise, RAM, RM Bridge Advanced, SACS, SignCAD, SoilVision, STAAD, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{961D4A34-B1EC-40DF-8C02-CE0CBC903540}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-announces-support-of-ifc-for-digital-twinsBentley Systems Joins as a Multinational Member – Announces Support of IFC for Digital Twins <br /><p style="text-align: left;"><strong><img height="54" alt="buildingSMART" width="300" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/bentley/logos/buildingsmartinternational_300x54.jpg?la=en&modified=20191020171640&hash=952DFF6C2A33F679F70D6868E9146317AC4E0F8D" /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><br /> London, U.K. - October 23, 2019</strong> - buildingSMART International is delighted to welcome Bentley Systems to the community. Bentley Systems, Incorporated is the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley Systems joins as a multinational member bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the standards and solutions program.<br /> <br /> At the same time, Bentley announced the availability of <em>iModel Bridge for IFC</em>, a generic IFC bridge that enables Bentley’s iModels to consume IFC geometry and business data. iModels are specialized containers for infrastructure information that are at the heart of Bentley’s digital twins strategy for infrastructure engineering. iTwin Services now enable iModels to export snapshots in IFC and treat IFC datasets as an input source, aligning their content for use by Bentley’s design applications. Earlier this year, Bentley announced the availability on GitHub of version 1.0 of iModel.js, an open source platform for digital twins (see imodeljs.org). <br /> <br /> Bhupinder Singh, Bentley’s chief product officer, said: “Bentley is committed to supporting the best implementation of IFC for digital twins. We are committed to openness, and in fact we’re making plans to open source <em>iModel Bridge for IFC</em>. The combination of IFC support and open source principles should give the community confidence that they can create and curate digital twins without being boxed in by dark data.”<br /> <br /> Richard Petrie, CEO, buildingSMART International said, “I am delighted that Bentley has joined buildingSMART International. As one of the major software vendors in our field, Bentley plays a critical role in our community. The vision Bentley has for iModels and open source offers the IFC community exciting new possibilities for open interoperable ways of working with digital twins.”<br /> <br /> <strong><a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.buildingsmart.org/" target="_blank">About buildingSMART International</a></strong><br /> buildingSMART International is a vendor-neutral and not for profit body that leads the development of open digital information flows across the built asset industry. Its mission is to proactively support industry participants who want to develop open standards for planning, design, procurement, assembly and operation of buildings and infrastructure worldwide. It provides the international network plus the necessary technical and process support. Its members, who range from across the built environment spectrum, collaborate under the buildingSMART organization. buildingSMART is engaged with other international standards bodies such as ISO, the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Its core Industry Foundation Class (IFC) standards achieved ISO approval in 2012.<br /> <br /> Press Contact:<br /> buildingSMART International<br /> <a href="mailto:aidan.mercer@buildingsmart.org">aidan.mercer@buildingsmart.org</a><br /> Aidan Mercer, +44 7181-304-3435</p> <div style="text-align: left;"> </div>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{B8AAAA74-E5BE-4DE5-810C-8110FEE852A4}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-announces-new-itwin-cloud-servicesBentley Systems Announces New iTwin Cloud Services for Infrastructure Engineering Digital Twins <p align="center"><em>Digital twins enter the mainstream – engineering firms and owner-operators <br /> put digital twin aspirations into action</em></p> <p><strong>SINGAPORE </strong>– <strong>The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019 </em>Conference </strong>– <strong>24 October 2019 </strong>– Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced new cloud services for infrastructure engineering digital twins. <em>Digital twins</em> are digital representations of physical assets and their engineering information that allow users to understand and model their performance in the real world over their lifecycle. In effect, “evergreen” digital twins advance BIM and GIS through 4D.  </p> <p>Keith Bentley, founder and chief technology officer, said, “Today the ‘digital twin era’ is underway, and its pace accelerates every day. The early adopters we’ve worked with are already staking out leadership positions in the new digital twin economy, towards innovations in both their business processes and their business models. The advantages gained by replacing decades-old, disconnected paper-based workflows and work products with open, live, trusted, and evergreen digital twins are immense. Coupling that with an ecosystem of innovation through open-source platforms creates an unstoppable force for change in infrastructure. I can’t remember a more exciting time for the infrastructure professions or for Bentley Systems.”</p> <p><strong>New Digital Twin Cloud Services</strong><br /> <em>iTwin Services</em> enable engineering firms to create, visualize and analyze digital twins of infrastructure projects and assets. iTwin Services federate digital engineering content from BIM design tools and multiple data sources, enable “4D visualization” of digital twins, and log engineering changes along a project/asset timeline, to provide an accountable record of who-changed-what-and-when. Engineering teams are using iTwinServices to conduct design reviews, validate design data, and generate design insights. Users of Bentley’s design applications can apply the <em>iTwin Design Review</em> service for ad hoc design reviews, and project teams using ProjectWise can add the iTwin Design Review service to their digital workflows to facilitate overall project digital twins.</p> <p><em>PlantSight</em> is an offering jointly developed by Bentley Systems and Siemens, which enables owner-operators and their engineers to create living and evergreen digital twins of operating process plants. PlantSight allows operations, maintenance, and engineering to access trusted, accurate digital twin data immersively, including P&IDs, 3D models, and IoT data. It provides a single view of truth in a validated information model that facilitates situational intelligence, line of sight, and contextual awareness. PlantSightwas jointly developed by Bentley and Siemens using iTwin Services and is commercially available from either company.</p> <p><em>iTwin Immersive Asset Service</em> enables owner-operators using AssetWise to align asset performance data and operational analytics in their digital twins’ context, making engineering information accessible to a wider audience of users through immersive and intuitive user experiences. iTwin Immersive Asset Service shows “hotspots” of activity and change in asset status over time which leads to faster and better-informed decision-making that ultimately helps improve asset and network performance. </p> <p><strong>Digital Twins Enter the Mainstream</strong><br /> The ever-evolving physical reality of an as-operated asset has previously been difficult to capture digitally and keep current. In addition, the corresponding engineering information, in its assortment of incompatible file formats and constant change, has typically been “dark data,” essentially unavailable or unusable. With digital twin cloud services, Bentley helps users to create and curate digital twins to improve the operation and maintenance of physical assets, systems, and construction processes, through immersive 4D visualization and analytics visibility. </p> <p>At Bentley’s <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019</em> Conference, digital twin advancements featured in 24 finalist projects in 15 categories in project locations across 14 countries ranging from transportation, water networks and treatment plants, to power stations, steel plants, and buildings. Overall, 139 nominations in 17 categories cited digital twin objectives for the innovations used on their projects – a significant increase from 29 such nominations in 2018.</p> <p><strong>Digital Twin Ideas in Action</strong><br /> In the technology keynote at the conference, Keith Bentley was joined on stage by representatives from Sweco and Hatch, showcasing infrastructure digital twin ideas in action. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Sweco</strong> digitally integrated a nine-kilometer light rail system project for the city of Bergen in Norway. The extension of the existing system was managed entirely through 3D BIM models, from alternative studies into a detailed engineering design. The use of iTwin Services allowed Sweco to keep track of changes automatically and minimize errors, enabling 4D visualization.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Hatch</strong> completed pre-feasibility, feasibility, and detailed engineering for a sulfuric acid facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Bentley’s plant design software enabled the project team to design a complete, intelligent digital twin to the most granular level of detail, moving the engineering quality processes upstream as part of the 3D modeling effort compared to traditional drawing-based quality processes. Hatch was able to reduce production ramp-up after hot commissioning, from six months to one week.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Microsoft </strong>is prototyping digital twins in its Asia headquarters in Singapore and its Redmond campus. Microsoft’s Real Estate and Security group is implementing an approach for the Digital Building Lifecycle to optimize building performance, cost-effectiveness, employee satisfaction, productivity and security. Microsoft’s efforts to create digital representations of physical assets like buildings are based on Microsoft Azure Digital Twins, an IoT service that helps organizations create comprehensive digital models of physical environments. Azure Digital Twins was released for public preview in 2018 and is now being adopted by Microsoft customers and partners globally, including Bentley for its iTwin Services. The companies are working together to create a digital twin of Microsoft’s new facilities in Singapore.</p> <p><strong>Digital Twin Ecosystem </strong><br /> Both iTwin Services and PlantSight were developed with the iModel.js open-source platform for digital twins, which was first launched in October 2018 and reached its version 1.0 milestone in June 2019. A primary reason for open-sourcing the iModel.js library is to foster an ecosystem of innovation for owners’ and engineers’ digital twin software developers and for digital integrators. </p> <p>One such ecosystem software developer is vGIS Inc. which used iModel.js to integrate a mixed reality (XR) solution within a transportation infrastructure digital twin. Their mobile mixed reality app visually merges project design models with reality, in the field, in real-time. Users in the field can view subsurface utilities, such as pipes and cables, merged within their real-world orientation. Users simply point at objects with their mobile devices to see project design elements in this context.</p> <p>Alec Pestov, vGIS founder and CEO, said, “The iModel.js platform is a great resource for developing and integrating value-added tools and services, such as the advanced augmented reality and mixed reality solution offered by vGIS. We love the seamless interoperability with iTwin Services and the frictionless development path to get to that seamless integration, and we look forward to expanding our collaboration potential, through iTwin Services.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p><strong>Digital Twins Defined</strong><br /> <em>Digital twins</em> are digital representations of physical assets and systems in the context of their surrounding environment, converged with their engineering information, for understanding and modeling of their performance. Like the real-world assets they represent, digital twins are ever changing. They are continuously updated from multiple sources, including sensors and drones, to represent the right-time status or working condition of real-world, physical infrastructure assets. In effect, digital twins—by combining <em>digital context</em> and <em>digital components</em> with <em>digital chronology</em>—advance BIM and GIS through 4D. </p> <p><strong>Benefits of Digital Twins</strong><br /> <em>Digital twins</em> enable users to visualize the entire asset – in a web browser, on a tablet, or with a mixed reality headset – check status, perform analysis and generate insights in order to predict and optimize asset performance. Users can build digitally before they build physically and plan out and de-risk maintenance activities before they carry them out in the real-world. They now have software at their disposal to envisage hundreds of scenarios, leverage machine learning to compare design alternatives or maintenance strategies and optimize across multiple parameters. Visualization and contextualization of engineering data lead to better informed decision-making and stakeholder engagement throughout the asset lifecycle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/product-line/digital-twins/itwin" target="_blank"><strong>About Bentley’s iTwin Services</strong></a><br /> <em>iTwin Services </em>enable project teams and owner-operators to create, 4D-visualize, and analyze digital twins of infrastructure assets. iTwin Services enable digital information managers to incorporate engineering data created by diverse design tools into a living digital twin and align it with reality modeling and other associated data, with no disruption to their current tools or processes. Users are able to visualize and track engineering change along the timeline of the project, providing an accountable record of who-changed-what-and-when. iTwin Services facilitate actionable insights for decision makers across the organization and asset lifecycle. Users make better informed decisions, anticipate and avoid issues before they arise, and react more quickly with confidence, resulting in cost savings, improved service availability, lower environmental impact, and improved safety.  </p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p>Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, iModel.js, iTwin, MicroStation, Open Buildings, ProjectWise, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{4AC835EA-0296-49BE-AD0E-679749EA9384}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/22/bentley-accelerates-focus-on-infrastructure-engineering-for-digital-citiesBentley Systems Accelerates Focus on Infrastructure Engineering for Digital Cities <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Advancing BIM and GIS through 4D Digital Twins </em></p> <p><strong>SINGAPORE </strong>– <strong>The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019 </em>Conference </strong>– <strong>23 October 2019 </strong>– Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today presented its new <em>digital cities</em> initiatives, applying digital twins for more efficient city and regional operations and for more connected and resilient infrastructure. Digital twins converge assets’ 4D-surveyed and engineering representations to enable new collaborative digital workflows to serving planners and engineers in public works, utilities, property management and development, and city stakeholders. Digital twin cloud services provide an intuitive and immersive 4D environment converging <em>digital context</em> and <em>digital components</em> with <em>digital chronology</em> for “evergreen” infrastructure digital twins over asset lifecycles. For infrastructure professionals, BIM and GIS are effectively advanced through 4D digital twins.</p> <p>Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems said, “Bentley Systems’ major technical thrust is the advancement of digital twins across infrastructure domains. This finally opens up for owners their previously “dark” engineering technologies and data (ET), for federation with traditional information technology (IT) and newly connected operating technologies (OT). Correspondingly, because the opportunities for benefits are so compelling, our major organizational initiative is our new <em>digital cities</em> product advancement group. Our digital cities group’s charter is both to ramp infrastructure engineering digital twins to full city scale, and at the same time to help with going digital through entry points for any engineering department in any municipality.” </p> <p>“At Bentley Systems we have long and rich histories in respectively geospatial technology (GIS), and in BIM, for municipal infrastructure applications spanning capex and opex,” said Robert Mankowski, vice president, digital cities. “Today, I believe we are the leading innovator in reality modeling and in geotechnical modeling and data management. With our new cloud-based <em>iTwin Services</em> bringing this all together, city and campus digital twins now offer an immediate opportunity to help cities and regions solve a wide range of challenges and problems, enhancing their infrastructure performance and their constituents’ quality of life.” </p> <p><strong>Infrastructure Digital Twins for <em>Digital Cities</em></strong><br /> City-scale digital twins begin and are updated through 4D surveying and reality modeling by <em>ContextCapture</em> and <em>Orbit GT</em> to derive as-operated 3D models from photogrammetry (including from UAVs) and/or point clouds. Reality modeling provides engineering-precise, real-world context to support planning, design, construction, and operations. Users of Bentley’s open applications (<em>OpenBuildings, OpenSite, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenUtilities</em>) can leverage this digital context to model new and improved buildings, roads, transit systems, tunnels, bridges, utilities, and more. </p> <p>4D digital twins become a common and federating index for previously siloed information, without requiring source systems to change their existing environments or data formats. The foundation context for any digital twin includes reality meshes, terrain models, imagery, and GIS sources. Engineering models (from any BIM software) of buildings, streets, transit systems, utilities, and other city infrastructure, both surface and subsurface, are semantically aligned and geo-referenced to enhance the richness and relevance of digital twins over time.</p> <p>Public works departments, property developers, utilities, transportation agencies, and others now have access to a full and current contextual view of the built environment. Engineering and architectural firms will be able to develop new services that contemplate updating and managing digital assets over their lifecycles. And, cities will benefit from living and current digital twins of their infrastructure and surrounding environment. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Sustainability and Resilience Digital Twins </strong><br /> Now, cities can combine their surface and subsurface surveys and engineering data into cohesive 4D digital twins to ensure over time their asset performance, resiliency, and sustainability. Using Bentley’s open simulation applications during asset lifecycles, for example, as-constructed buildings can be evaluated for seismic resilience (<em>STAAD),</em> the evacuation of vehicles and people in stations, stadiums, and other public places can be assessed and optimized (<em>LEGION </em>and<em> CUBE</em>), the impact of flooding events like hurricanes can be determined (<em>OpenFlows FLOOD</em>), and the suitability of subsurface conditions for urban projects can be ensured (<em>PLAXIS, SoilVision</em>). </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Geotechnical Digital Twins: Introducing <em>OpenGround</em></strong><br /> Bentley’s geotechnical engineering and analysis applications empower <em>subsurface</em> digital twins, critical for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure projects and assets. Subsurface digital twins entail modeling of the underground environment, including the geology, hydrology, chemistry, and engineering properties, made possible by Bentley’s geotechnical offerings (<a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="learn more" target="_blank" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/brands/plaxis"><em>PLAXIS</em></a>, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/brands/soilvision" title="learn more" target="_blank"><em>SoilVision</em></a>, <a href="/en/products/brands/keynetix"><em>Keynetix</em></a> and <em><a href="/en/products/brands/gint">gINT</a></em>). To further enable subsurface digital twins, Bentley today announced <em>OpenGround</em>, a new cloud service (available end of 2019) to store, manage, report, and share data about natural ground conditions. </p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Water Network Digital Twins</strong><br /> Building upon its deep experience with hydraulics and hydrology software, Bentley is introducing <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/brands/openflows" target="_blank"><em>OpenFlows WaterOPS</em></a> for water and wastewater utility operators. OpenFlows WaterOPS provides water and wastewater utilities with real-time operational support, smart water response planning, and optimized performance and business intelligence, converging IT (GIS) with OT (telemetry, SCADA instrumentation, sensors) and ET (hydraulic simulation). WaterOPS provides real-time operational decision support extending Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to help users monitor, maintain, and forecast various hydraulics and water quality scenarios.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>City Planning Digital Twins</strong><br /> Digital twins for cities have many stakeholders, including constituents not directly involved in engineering or infrastructure. Now hosted in Microsoft Azure, <a href="/en/products/brands/opencities-planner"><em>OpenCities Planner</em></a> delivers cloud-based, city-scale digital twins to improve stakeholder and citizen engagement and to simplify and facilitate urban development. Addressing a wide variety of potential use cases, OpenCitiesPlanner helps users, through devices like web, mobile, touchscreens, and digital billboards, to intuitively visualize and explore 2D, 3D, GIS and other data aligned with the reality modeling of the city.</p> <p style="margin-left: 40px;"><strong>Digital Co-ventures for <em>Digital Cities</em></strong><br /> <strong> (With Topcon)</strong> Cloud-based photogrammetry processing powered by Bentley’s ContextCapture is incorporated in Topcon MAGNET Collage Web, a web-based service for publication, sharing, and analysis of reality capture data. The intrinsic <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/product-line/reality-modeling-software/contextcapture-cloud-processing-service" target="_blank"><em>Bentley ContextCapture Cloud Processing Service</em></a> enables operators to upload UAV imagery direct-to-web without the need for high-end hardware requirements or IT constraints. </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ###</p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems’ <em>Digital Cities</em> Offerings</strong><br /> Bentley Systems undertakes to advance BIM and GIS through 4D infrastructure engineering digital twins for <a>digital cities</a>. Engineers, geospatial professionals, and infrastructure owner-operators benefit from applications and digital twin cloud services that advance reality modeling (<em>ContextCapture</em> and <em>OrbitGT</em>); water, wastewater, and stormwater system planning, design and operations, and flood resilience (<em>OpenFlows</em>); engineering-ready geospatial urban planning and visualization (<em>OpenCities Map</em> and <em>OpenCities Planner</em>); geotechnical information management (<em>OpenGround</em>); and mobility simulation and analytics (<em>LEGION</em> and <em>CUBE</em>). </p> <p>In both 2018 and 2019, Microsoft named Bentley Systems as Partner of the Year in its CityNext category. In 2019, ARC Advisory Group’s <em>Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM</em> market study ranked Bentley #1 in Water and Wastewater Distribution.</p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p>Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, ContextCapture, gINT, iTwin, Keynetix, LEGION, MicroStation, OpenBuildings, OpenCities, OpenCities Map, OpenCities Planner, OpenFlows, OpenFlows FLOOD, OpenFlows WaterOPS, OpenGround, OpenRail, OpenRoads, OpenSite, OpenUtilities, Orbit GT, PLAXIS, ProjectWise, SoilVision, STAAD, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{D68DD4D5-63FE-473E-93FF-EAB7E870DFF5}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/digital-construction-works-partner-communityDigital Construction Works Announces its Partner Community and Partnership with O3 Solutions to Support Advanced Work Packaging Services <br /> <div style="width: 100%; height: 100%;"> <img height="45" alt="Digital Construction Works" width="257" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/bentley/logos/digital_construction_works_257x45.jpg?la=en&modified=20191019183247&hash=0A110F7232C01F13CD87AAB1978ED9E6EA1347E6" /> </div> <br style="clear: both;" /> <p><strong>SINGAPORE - The Year in Infrastructure Conference, October 21, 2019 - <em>Digital Construction Works, Inc.</em> (DCW)</strong>, a new digital automation, integration, and digital twinning services company announces the launch of its Partner Community, including partners to provide services and partners to provide fit-for-purpose solutions. Advancements in the construction industry require a combination of people, processes, and technology to enable the construction industry to more efficiently, rapidly, and successfully transform to digital operations.</p> <p>Digital Construction Works and its Partner Community enable DCW customers to digitally transform their construction operations through combined services, comprised of next-best practices, work packaging, digital twins, digital workflows, technology, and other outcomes-based services to improve operational efficiencies and better digital project delivery. DCW offers workflow solutions that serve as an ‘open-platform’ and integrate with a wide variety of products and deliverables from various suppliers. </p> <p>The partnership between DCW and O3 Solutions, Inc. is already delivering customer success based on DCW’s Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) solution. Through its Partners Community, DCW supports a global network of service providers who engage in projects with customers to deliver digital workflows and successful value-based outcomes.</p> <p>“From a technology perspective, digital construction can never actually happen if it is done in isolation or limited to a single provider’s portfolio. We need people, applications, tools, and machines to operate in harmony. That’s the Community we are building.”, said Scott Langbein Industry Partner Director for DCW.</p> <p>Advanced Work Packaging is a recognized best practice of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) that focuses on the improvement of project safety, productivity, and predictability through the alignment of engineering, procurement, and construction planning, activities, and deliverables. AWP defines expectations of each applicable stakeholder group throughout the project lifecycle, from concept to construction to commissioning. AWP has been proven by CII to improve field productivity by up to 25% and reduce total install costs by up to 10%.</p> <p>“I refer to AWP as a ‘modern production system’ because it really encourages new methods of production, rather than blindly accepting ‘time honored’ approaches and attempting to expend fewer worker hours. It even considers how design is done and, eventually, how the supply chain will collaborate to increase output,” said Stephen Mulva, director, Construction Industry Institute, University of Texas, Austin. DCW is pioneering a next-generation project execution solution that combines AWP and reality modeling to facilitate an outcomes-based model and the delivery of a digital twin during construction. The DCW solution uses digital threads to integrate, validate and automate the change management of data from multiple project IT systems and stakeholders throughout the supply chain and over the project lifecycle to create and maintain an evergreen AWP virtual construction model.</p> <p>To optimize client returns, DCW is providing an integrated construction management solution with O3’s industry industry-leading AWP analytics, constraint management, and field productivity measurement tools. The combined digital construction solution will facilitate AWP digital workflows and capabilities for the development of the path of construction, work package creation and constraint analysis, integrated materials management, status visualization, predictive analytics, field progressing and completions, and commissioning. Additionally, DCW will offer a ‘planned versus actual versus as-is’ situational awareness service involving virtual construction models, O3 dashboards and analytics, continuous surveying, and digital twinning.</p> <p>“The O3 software drives AWP into the supply chain by measuring key performance indicators of constraints, deliverables, work packages, and field productivity. With the ability to benchmark and measure performance with O3, we’re going to usher in a new era of visibility and integrated digital project delivery based on an outcomes-based model and the development of digital twins during construction.”, according to Eric Crivella – Director of Business Development and an AWP subject matter expert at DCW.</p> <p>O3 Solutions is an industrial construction technology company providing agile project management, and Advanced Work Packaging reporting and analytics is excited to participate in the DCW Partner Community. “DCW and the skilled talents of its team offer subject matter expertise in work packaging, constraint management, and data collection to support the AWP Best Practice,” stated Josh Girvin, CEO of O3 Solutions. “We are eager to work with DCW and its services team to deliver a robust Advanced Work Packaging solution that supports visibility and accountability through the entire lifecycle of a project.” Mr. Girvin is proud of the new partnership and looks forward to continuing a rewarding relationship between the two companies.</p> <p>DCW and O3 Solutions are working together to provide a complementary solution to collect real-time project data using reality capture technology to identify any potential issues to mitigate risks to construction productivity on capital projects. This solution includes providing reports and dashboards to help manage work packaging and workface planning activities.</p> <br /> <strong>About O3 Solutions<br /> </strong>O3 helps Owner / Operators, EPC Firms, and Contractors building industrial capital assets manage their AWP program by setting the conditions for success during implementation, facilitating best practice adherence during execution, constantly driving continuous improvement, and effectively scaling across the enterprise over time. O3 institutionalizes best practices and lessons learned for Advanced Work Packaging developed through partnerships with thought-leading AWP implementation consultants and AWP-mature clients to significantly reduce the risk and effort required to develop and execute an enterprise AWP Program. To learn more visit <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.o3.solutions" target="_blank">www.o3.solutions</a>.<strong><br /> </strong> <br /> <strong>About Digital Construction Works<br /> </strong><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4v9xFXJZxo&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Digital Construction Works: Company Launch Video</a> <p>Founded in 2019, Digital Construction Works (DCW) provides digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Topcon Positioning Group, Bentley Systems, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering for industrializing construction. DCW is transforming the construction industry from its legacy document-centric paradigm and simplifying and enabling digital automated workflows and processes, technology integration, and digital twinning services for infrastructure. company. DCW is a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.digitalconstructionworks.com" target="_blank">www.digitalconstructionworks.com</a></p> <br /> Media Contact:<br /> Digital Construction Works<br /> Beth Emmert<br /> <a href="mailto:Beth.emmert@digitalconstructionworks.com">Beth.emmert@digitalconstructionworks.com</a><br /> +1 610 458 1874Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:21:00 Z{79B2F33B-AA05-49EA-9AA2-047B70EE7621}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/digital-construction-works-simplifies-digital-transformationDigital Construction Works Simplifies Digital Transformation and Improves Operational Efficiencies for the Construction Industry <br /> <div style="width: 100%; height: 100%;"> <img height="45" alt="Digital Construction Works" width="257" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/bentley/logos/digital_construction_works_257x45.jpg?la=en&modified=20191019183247&hash=0A110F7232C01F13CD87AAB1978ED9E6EA1347E6" /> </div> <br style="clear: both;" /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Provides End-to-end Digital Automation of Workflows and Processes, Technology Integration, and Digital Twinning Services for the estimated $10 Trillion Global Construction Industry<br /> </em></p> <em> </em> <p><strong>SINGAPORE - The Year in Infrastructure Conference, October 21, 2019 - Digital Construction Works (DCW)</strong>, a new digital automation, integration, and digital twinning services and fit-for-purpose solutions company formed by Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group, will help revolutionize the construction industry by simplifying digital transformation. <em>DCW</em> solutions span every phase of the project – from planning to construction and operations through to asset management – creating a digital thread that connects technologies and workflows.<br />  <br /> Contributing 13 percent of global GDP and an estimated $12.9 trillion market by 2022, construction is the largest industry in the world and is positioned to benefit from significant value through productivity improvements. The World Economic Forum estimates within ten years, full-scale digitization could lead to savings between USD 700 billion to 1.2 trillion (13% to 21%) in design, engineering, and construction efforts. Construction organizations need capabilities to analyze historical data, forecast what might happen in the future to avoid operational issues before they occur, reduce waste and downtime, improve safety, and reduce risk and liability. Logistics and on-site materials can be managed using digital tools to reduce waste and optimize for just-in-time delivery, increasing productivity on the construction site. <br />  <br /> <em>DCW</em> end-to-end services automate and optimize construction operations through the digital transformation of the asset lowering full-lifecycle asset costs. Through digital twins, you can visualize the asset, check status, perform analysis, and generate insights to predict and optimize asset performance. Fast and continuous site surveying using modern technology shortens the digital twinning cycles between the physical and digital twin, achieved in combination with automated analytics. This process is applicable for linear infrastructure, but also vertical construction or the extensive off-site modular construction.  <br />  <br /> "We see the benefits of working with organizations such as <em>DCW</em>, whose position in the market as the only end-to-end construction solutions service provider brings us confidence in how our core business targets will be kept a priority throughout the entire project," said Harry Parnell, head of digital project delivery for Balfour Beatty. "Their ability to be agnostic to technology is also important. We know that a combination of technology and process improvement will provide us with the best digital solution and make sure that technology follows the operational process change efforts, but never leads it. The use of technology in silos throughout our organization will never bring real operational, or industry change, but the use of technology with digital twin workflows and key operations processes in a focused and strategic effort will enable Balfour Beatty to reduce the gap between the office and the site continually."<br />  <br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ELoHNaGkg" target="_blank">Brief Video Interview with Harry Parnell</a><br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0R1zz8bMiI" target="_blank">Extended Video Interview with Harry Parnell</a><br />  <br /> "Balfour Beatty's vision of 25% less on-site work on projects by 2025 can only be achieved through the successful implementation of digital twin workflows and key operational processes and the use of technology. Implementing full digital construction solutions into our business, such as those provided by <em>DCW</em>, will enable us to achieve our project outcomes and business goals, including 'Zero Waste' and ensure that Balfour Beatty projects can continually improve by learning from our successes", said Harry Parnell, head of digital project delivery for Balfour Beatty.<br />  <br /> Owners don't need to do it on their own. <em>DCW</em> can do it for them. <em>DCW</em> will help them to automate and connect disparate tools, including fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Bentley and Topcon or, if needed, by other third parties. <em>DCW</em> can provide next best practices and enable project teams to gain visibility and insights through data and analytics to improve construction planning, execution, reduce project costs, increase safety and reduce liability, and improve capital project delivery. <br />  <br /> Through its Partnering and Community, DCW has a global network of service providers who engage in projects with our customers to deliver digital transformation outcomes. The network includes technology partners such as Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group and other third-party technology providers. Educational resource providers, including schools, unions, and trades, will be partnered-with to help fill the construction skills gap. <br />  <br /> The Labs at <em>DCW</em> drive increased transparency and efficiency in construction operations. The Labs turn big ideas into solutions and serves as the construction industries R&D engine, where we prove repeatable workflows and technology integrations affecting interoperability, reporting, analytics, and digital twin delivery. <em>DCW</em>' Labs use analytical solutions to extract meaning from enormous volumes of data to help organizations improve their data-driven decision making. Such solutions help support the integration of project data across disciplines and teams, at every step of the construction process, for better collaboration to identify conflicts and risks. It helps to transform the industry from its legacy document-centric paradigm to a complete digital space-time operating system. Project teams receive verification in near real-time for on-time, predictable, and on-budget project delivery. <br />  <br /> Ted Lamboo, CEO of <em>DCW</em>, said: "The construction industry sees that digitizing their workflows will increase efficiency and avoid risk and overruns. Leveraging Digital Twins will accelerate this process, and <em>DCW</em> can support the marketplace to make this transition. Our broad spread of digital solutions and services will support our users in this process." <br />  <br /> "We believe that open collaboration and a commitment to improving the industry are the primary requirements for step-function advancement in digital construction, said Jason Hallett, COO of <em>DCW</em>. No single tool company can, or should, own the entire construction process as that journey only leads to a lack of innovation. <em>DCW</em> is starting with the backing of two large product companies, and we will welcome technology partnerships and service providers that can contribute to delivering a complete portfolio of digital solutions that are capable of moving the industry toward a more efficient and automated future."<br />  <br /> <em>DCW</em> brings together both a combination of Bentley and Topcon colleagues, including Domain Experts from the construction industry. <br />  <br /> <strong>Meet the DCW Leadership Team: </strong><br /> <em>DCW</em> is led by CEO, Ted Lamboo, who most recently served as a senior vice president of strategic partnerships and held previous positions including senior vice president of reality modeling and business development, , senior vice president of international operations, president of Bentley Asia/Pacific, and vice president of sales for Bentley Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Before joining Bentley in 1994, Ted served for 12 years at Intergraph Europe.<br />  <br /> Jason Hallett, formerly a vice president at Topcon responsible for global software business development and digital construction initiatives, serves as chief operations officer of <em>DCW</em>. Jason's responsibilities span global operations, including the Labs (Digital Twin Lab and Solutions Integration Lab), project delivery, partnering, and third-party resource management. His career spans 31 years in the surveying and construction industries.<br />  <br /> Tom Dengenis, former chief executive for SYNCHRO, a 4D construction technology provider that Bentley Systems acquired in 2018, will serve as Principle Research Officer for the new company. With 40 years of experience in construction, both on the site and in the office, and construction consulting working for one of the big-4 professional services and accounting firms, Dengenis is committed to improving the construction industry through software platform development and systems implementation.<br />  <br /> Susan Brandt serves as vice president of business development, where she has global responsibility for business strategy, growth, and user success within Digital Construction Works. Over a solid 30-year career, Susan has built a reputation as a trusted advisor to some of the largest and most respected owner-operators, engineers, and constructors in the world. She began her career in the OG&C industry as an early adopter of 2D and 3D CAD (BIM). Before joining Digital Construction Works, Susan served as Bentley's vice president of global accounts, achieving consistent top growth results for the company. In her 23-year tenure at Bentley, she has held several leadership roles in sales, product management, and business development and was a key contributor in scaling ProjectWise, one of Bentley's flagship products, from a first-mover advantage in 1998 to a sustainable #1 market share in top ENR firms. No matter the position, Susan has and will remain the voice of the user, always taking an 'outside-in' approach partnering with users on their outcomes. We are delighted that Susan will be on the Senior Leadership Team, as the voice and advocate for our users during this time of required change in the industry.<br />  <br /> Beth Emmert serves as senior director of marketing joining the <em>DCW</em> leadership team most recently from Bentley Systems, where she held positions including that of strategic partnerships marketing director and head of Americas marketing. Beth is an industry award-winning marketing professional whose marketing career spans over 30 years, having started in marketing and communications for a global environmental engineering, design, construction, and consulting firm. Beth's background also includes 15 years in biotech and healthcare software technology and services. She’s held positions including product management, product and industry marketing, strategic marketing, communications, and global marketing responsibility for publicly traded and private start-ups. Her experience also includes M&A's and corporate restructuring. <br />  <br /> <em>DCW</em> operates independently with a board of directors comprising members from both organizations. Bentley and Topcon will continue to co-develop AEC products for use across many industries. <em>DCW</em> serves as the Strategic Partner for both Topcon and Bentley for servicing the digital transformation in the construction industry.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">#<span style="text-align: center;">#<span style="text-align: center;">#</span></span></p> <p><strong>About Digital Construction Works<br /> </strong><a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4v9xFXJZxo&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">Digital Construction Works: Company Launch Video</a></p> Founded in 2019, <em>Digital Construction Works</em> (DCW) provides digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Topcon Positioning Group, Bentley Systems, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering for industrializing construction. DCW is transforming the construction industry from its legacy document-centric paradigm and simplifying and enabling digital automated workflows and processes, technology integration, and digital twinning services for infrastructure. company. DCW is a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.digitalconstructionworks.com" target="_blank">www.digitalconstructionworks.com</a>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:20:00 Z{9B48DCEA-497C-48AC-95B1-585154F60B82}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/advance-4d-digital-twins-for-project-deliveryBentley Systems’ New ProjectWise 365 and Comprehensive SYNCHRO Offerings Advance 4D Digital Twins for Project Delivery <p style="text-align: center;"><em>ARC Advisory Group names Bentley Systems’ </em>ProjectWise<em> #1 for Collaborative BIM</em><strong><em><br /> </em></strong></p> <p> <em><br /> </em><strong>SINGAPORE </strong>– <strong>The <em>Year in Infrastructure 2019 </em>Conference </strong>– <strong>21 October 2019 </strong>– Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced new capabilities for its industry-leading <em>ProjectWise </em>collaboration platform and comprehensive expansion of its <em>SYNCHRO</em> 4D construction environment. Together, these robust offerings extend the value of project digital twins across the entire project delivery ecosystem, improving design and constructability coordination workflows. New <em>ProjectWise 365</em> cloud services, leveraging Microsoft 365 technology and office productivity tools, extend the reach, affordability, and accessibility of BIM and infrastructure design data for organizations of all sizes. In addition, with Bentley’s new SYNCHRO cloud services, contractors can 4D-visualize design data and construction models for project and field management, advanced work packaging, and Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented reality solutions. </p> <p>Noah Eckhouse, senior vice president, project delivery for Bentley Systems, said, “Project digital twins for infrastructure engineering and construction surge forward with these announcements, particularly with our new cloud services. Users of ProjectWise, the #1 BIM collaboration software in ARC’s new market study, have made Bentley one of the largest ISV users of Azure. We are expanding our instant-on, web-based ProjectWise 365 cloud services; making <em>iTwin</em> cloud services broadly available for both practitioner- and project-level design reviews; and comprehensively expanding the scope of SYNCHRO through cloud services. Infrastructure project delivery is fundamentally about time, as well as space. Bentley’s 4D project and construction digital twins are driving digital advancement for infrastructure engineering, today, worldwide!”<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>#1 in Software for Collaborative BIM: <em>ProjectWise</em></strong><br /> ARC Advisory Group, the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities, has cited Bentley as the leading provider of Collaborative BIM Software in their recently published report, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.arcweb.com-252Fmarket-2Dstudies-252Fengineering-2Ddesign-2Dtools-2Dplants-2Dinfrastructure-2Dbuilding-2Dinformation-2Dmodeling-26data-3D02-257C01-257CRRio-2540ARCweb.com-257Caff238ecbba54203692108d73c7dcc1a-257C47f9f66c31db442a8089f71ee5b04d2b-257C0-257C0-257C637044383316810114-26sdata-3D9HRdiZoyIhY4NxazHJ9mxdilWscGD0Az7-252Bc7rLhB50I-253D-26reserved-3D0&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=u4_Y801e_fQy7-X6YqC-s1Io1LHXy6aHdcDXj40Xj4M&m=mI-owDaTOegh1Q7eZFK_RPH4pQXvgqlrZ-J6wTxZ5hA&s=K5rGL4cULzyRlaJBdN3Q8t2l_54_aJk-0A12kPPa69c&e=">Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM 2018-2023.</a></p> <p>“Bentley has a strong relationship with Microsoft and applies the chief technologies that bring together engineering and office information for improved project delivery. This has borne fruit in the EDT/BIM market as evidenced by their leading position in the BIM Collaborative software category,” said Ralph Rio, vice president, Enterprise Software, ARC Advisory Group. </p> <p><a name="_Hlk21512020">In <em>Engineering News Record</em>’s 2019 <em>Top Design Firms</em> report, 43 among the top 50 firms rely upon Bentley’s ProjectWise for work sharing and design integration, and more than half of the top 640 firms are ProjectWise users. </a></p> <p><strong>New <em>ProjectWise 365</em> Cloud Services</strong><br /> Purpose-built for design teams, ProjectWise 365 is an innovative, 100 percent SaaS-based offering enabling teams involved in design and engineering, from practitioner and design leads to stakeholders, to readily store and find designs, accelerate content sharing and collaborative workflows, and manage feedback, for maximum team productivity. The new ProjectWise 365 cloud services will be generally available by the end of 2019.</p> <p><strong><em>iTwin Design Review</em></strong> <strong>(for practitioners)</strong> enables ProjectWise 365 users to initiate ad hoc design reviews in a 2D/3D environment. It provides workflows to markup and comment directly on elements of 3D models and to immersively link between 2D and 3D views. </p> <p><strong><em>iTwin Design Review</em></strong> <strong>(for projects)</strong> enables project teams using ProjectWise Design Integration services to capture engineering changes throughout the lifecycle of project digital twins, providing a record of who-changed-what-and-when. Multi-discipline design reviews can be conducted continuously and comprehensively, for design coordination through “4D” visualization. </p> <p><strong>New <em>SYNCHRO</em> Cloud Services for Construction </strong><br /> In 2019, Microsoft named Bentley as a finalist in the Mixed Reality category of its Partner of the Year awards for Bentley’s SYNCHRO/HoloLens 2 solution for 4D visualization of project digital twins. New SYNCHRO cloud services comprehensively extend SYNCHRO’s market-leading 4D construction modeling to span construction project management and execution, and to assimilate ConstructSim advanced work packaging. The new SYNCHRO cloud services, released in September 2019, are further advancing innovation in construction. <a href="/en/products/brands/synchro">Learn more about SYNCHRO</a>. </p> <p><em>SYNCHRO Field</em> offers task, plan, model, and map views to accelerate field data capture for timely progress updates and issue identification.</p> <p><em>SYNCHRO Control</em> provides a single web interface for construction teams to capture, manage, access, and collaborate on design and construction data. It enables easier and faster design document access from ProjectWise 365, and complete submittal and RFI management and issues resolution capabilities.</p> <p><em>Completions </em>accelerates and validates project system readiness through collaborative workflows expediting closeout items for construction and commissioning teams. </p> <p><strong>Digital Co-ventures for <em>Project Delivery</em></strong><br /> <strong>(With Siemens)</strong> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/global/en/topic/calm/64494" title="learn more" target="_blank"><em>Teamcenter for Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM)</em></a>, available exclusively from Siemens, works within Siemens’ Teamcenter across the enterprise to advance and improve capital program decision making. Using Bentley’s services, it enables users to extend project advancement to the enterprise level. </p> <p><strong>(With Topcon Positioning Group)</strong> <em>Digital Construction Works</em> is a joint-venture “digital integration” company newly launched by Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group. Digital Construction Works provides, for constructor enterprises and supply chains, digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services around a portfolio of fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Topcon, Bentley, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering, for industrializing construction. </p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p><strong>About Bentley’s <em>Project Delivery</em> Offerings<br /> </strong>Bentley Systems undertakes to provide uniquely comprehensive collaboration and constructioneering software, and cloud services, for infrastructure <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.e08b0y.com/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software" target="_blank" title="learn more">project delivery</a>. <em>Pr<a name="_Hlk22036687">ojectWise 365 </a></em>cloud services take fullest advantage of Microsoft’s Azure and native web environments.  For project digital twins, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Design Review</em> services range from ad hoc 2D/3D discipline-specific workflows through comprehensive and continuous 4D design reviews spanning the full scope of projects utilizing <em>ProjectWise</em> <em>Design Integration</em>. For 4D construction digital twins, Bentley’s <em>SYNCHRO</em> portfolio leverages iTwin services to integrate reality modeling with 4D construction modeling, <em>ConstructSim</em> advanced work packaging, <em>ComplyPro</em>, <em>ProcureWare</em>, and <em>Control </em>and <em>Field</em> cloud services. </p> <p>Bentley is ranked by ARC Advisory Group as the leading provider of collaborative BIM software<em>. </em>Bentley’s <em>ProjectWise</em> services are the “workhorse for worksharing” for the majority of the ENR Top Design Firms, including 43 of the Top 50. In 2019, Microsoft named Bentley a finalist in the Mixed Reality category of its Partner of the Year program for <em>SYNCHRO</em>’s Microsoft HoloLens 2 use cases. </p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p>Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, ComplyPro, ConstructSim, iTwin, iTwin Services, MicroStation, ProcureWare, ProjectWise, ProjectWise 365, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{E3AAE3FD-F654-47C9-B853-2B8E4EEB888D}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/bentley-acquires-citilabs-and-orbit-geospatial-technologiesBentley Systems Bolsters Digital Cities Offerings with Acquisitions of Citilabs and Orbit Geospatial Technologies <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Advancing mobility digital twins through Orbit GT’s automated mobile mapping workflows<br /> (digital context) and Citilabs’ CUBE simulations (digital components)<br /> for predictive transportation scenarios (digital chronology)<br /> </em></p> <br /> <p><strong>SINGAPORE - The <em>Year in Infrastructure</em> 2019 Conference - 21 October 2019 </strong>- Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the acquisitions of global mobility simulation (<em>CUBE</em>) and analytics (<em>Streetlyti</em>cs) software provider <em>Citilabs</em>, and global provider of 3D and mobile mapping software, <em>Orbit Geospatial Technologies (Orbit GT)</em>. The newly acquired technologies, in conjunction with Bentley’s existing design integration and digital cities offerings, enable engineering-based mobility digital twins. Road mobility digital twins converge cities’ digital context (including 4D surveying facilitated by Orbit GT for drone-and vehicle-mounted mobile mapping), and digital components (including from Bentley’s <em>OpenRoads</em> engineering applications) with CUBE simulations—to model and assure real-world throughput capacity for proposed and existing roadway assets. Streetlytics traffic data will become increasingly available through Bentley’s cloud services to calibrate and validate mobility digital twins. </p> <p>Robert Mankowski, vice president, digital cities, for Bentley Systems, said, “Mobility is a priority opportunity for city digital twins, because too often existing planning and simulation efforts are disconnected from the infrastructure’s engineering reality. As the roadway design software leaders, we’re very enthusiastic to be the first to enable engineering-founded mobility digital twins. With these acquisitions, we can now bring together traffic simulations, by way of the respected and versatile CUBE software—led by traffic engineer Michael Clarke to have now become a market leader—with automated mobile mapping workflows for reality modeling of roadways, as envisioned and realized by Peter Bonne, and his family, in leading the team behind Orbit GT. This will serve communities and regions in designing, testing, and optimizing the resilience of their mobility infrastructure.” </p> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.citilabs.com/" target="_blank"><strong>About Citilabs</strong></a><br /> Citilab’s <em>CUBE</em> simulation software provides world-leading predictive transportation technology, helping engineers and planners to design and optimize safe, efficient, effective, and environmentally sustainable mobility systems. Citilab’s <em>Streetlytics</em> provides mobility data and analytics on the moving population within the U.S. and Canada for planners, engineers, and infrastructure asset managers to make data-informed decisions about transportation trends.  <br /> <br /> Michael Clarke, president and CEO for Citilabs, said, “We are excited to become a part of Bentley Systems. Our customers and partners will have a fantastic opportunity to fully integrate the planning, design, and operation of multi-modal transportation systems. At Citilabs, our mission has been to enable our customers to leverage location-based data, behavioral models, and machine learning through our products to understand and forecast movement in our cities, regions and nations. Today’s announcement will truly bring together a rich understanding of current and projected travel to improve the design and operation of tomorrow’s mobility systems.”<br /> <br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://orbitgt.com/" target="_blank"><strong>About Orbit Geospatial Technologies</strong></a><br /> Orbit GT’s offerings help users efficiently manage, process, and share very large amounts of imagery, point cloud, and 3D (mobile, oblique, terrestrial, UAS, indoor) mapping data for use with reality modeling and digital twins. Orbit GT’s technology adds to Bentley’s existing digital cities, reality modeling, and point cloud processing offerings including <em>ContextCapture</em> and <em>Pointools</em>.  <br /> <br /> Peter Bonne, CEO of Orbit GT, said, “Today’s announcement offers our team, partners, and customers a unique opportunity to take a big leap forward in addressing today’s need for increasingly accurate, versatile, manageable, and embedded use of digital twins. Advancing the 3D mapping paradigm has always been at the heart of Orbit GT’s activities. In adding to Bentley’s digital cities offerings, we will jointly broaden the solutions portfolio and provide unprecedented possibilities for collaboration among platforms. I am excited to help build this future together with great teams at Bentley Systems. In effect, we are now advancing 3D mapping to underlie 4D digital twins!” <br /> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <strong><br /> About Bentley Systems’ <em>Digital Cities</em> Offerings</strong><br /> Bentley Systems undertakes to advance BIM and GIS through 4D infrastructure engineering digital twins for <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Engineers, geospatial professionals, and infrastructure owner-operators benefit from applications and digital twin cloud services that advance reality modeling (<em>ContextCapture and Orbit GT</em>); water, wastewater, and stormwater system planning, design and operations, and flood resilience (<em>OpenFlows</em>); engineering-ready geospatial urban planning and visualization (<em>OpenCities Map</em> and <em>OpenCities Planner</em>); geotechnical information management (<em>OpenGround</em>); and mobility simulation and analytics (<em>LEGION</em> and <em>CUBE</em>). <br /> <br /> In both 2018 and 2019, Microsoft named Bentley Systems as Partner of the Year in its CityNext category. In 2019 ARC Advisory Group’s <em>Engineering Design Tools for Plants, Infrastructure, and BIM</em> market study ranked Bentley #1 in Water and Wastewater distribution.<br /> <br /> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p> Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, Citilabs, ContextCapture, CUBE, iTwin, iTwin Services, LEGION, MicroStation, OpenCities, OpenCities Map, OpenCities Planner, OpenFlows, OpenGround, OpenRoads, Orbit GT, Pointools, ProjectWise, Streetlytics, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{C6E5EAF9-C1D4-403B-ABBC-F2A24813AC11}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/bentley-and-topcon-launch-digital-construction-worksBentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems Launch their Digital Construction Works Joint Venture, to Close the Constructioneering Advancement Gap <br /> <div style="width: 100%; height: 100px;"><img style="width: 200px; height: 64px; padding-bottom: 40px; float: left; margin-right:20px;" height="64" alt="Bentley" width="200" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/bentley/bentley-site-images/bentley_logo.jpg?la=en&modified=20191020170642&hash=45EDCF4D0A7D5F3CDEC953A2F1559EBA144DD0F1" />    <img style="width: 280px; height: 45px; padding-bottom: 40px; float: left;" alt="Topcon" src="//prod-bentleycdn.azureedge.net/-/media/images/press-release-images/topconlogo_wide.jpg?modified=20170627135440" /> </div> <br style="clear:both;" /> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>New global company introduces digital integration services, <br /> advancing constructors’ innovative digital workflows</em></p> <p><strong>SINGAPORE - The <em>Year in Infrastructure</em> Conference, October 21, 2019 - </strong>Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Topcon Positioning Systems, a world leader in positioning technology for the survey and construction industries, today announced that its new, jointly owned company – <em>Digital Construction Works – </em>is open for business, with a full global staff of digital construction experts who have been contributed by Bentley Systems and Topcon, respectively<em>.</em> <em>Digital Construction Works</em> provides digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services around a portfolio of fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, from Topcon, Bentley, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering, for industrializing construction. </p> <p>Bentley Systems and Topcon joined forces in 2016, to jointly develop enhanced integration between their respective <em>MAGNET</em> and <em>ProjectWise</em> cloud services so that engineering and construction workflows could be integrated for improved project quality and performance. Since then, Bentley and Topcon have continuously introduced new “4D” innovations in surveying, reality modeling, scheduling and logistics, work packaging, machine control, and progressive assurance for construction. In 2017, they together opened Constructioneering Academies, including at Topcon’s “sandbox” facilities globally, for construction professionals to experience new digital best practices, first-hand. During 2018, the companies assimilated Bentley’s <em>SYNCHRO</em> and Topcon’s <em>ClearEdge3D</em> acquisitions into constructioneering offerings. </p> <p>Now, <em>Digital Construction Works</em> is chartered to embed its experts within constructors’ major project teams to advance and optimize constructioneering processes for delivering better design-build outcomes. Through its digital integration services, to connect and automate constructors’ existing processes with constructioneering, <em>Digital Construction Works</em> can make the best projects better while also helping to institutionalize these digital workflows throughout a constructor’s full project portfolio. </p> <p>At the same time, experiences gained by <em>Digital Construction Works</em> will help guide Bentley Systems and Topcon in prioritizing their constructioneering software development investments. <em>Digital Construction Works</em> is led by CEO Ted Lamboo, previously senior vice president of strategic partnerships for Bentley Systems, and COO Jason Hallett, formerly vice president of digital construction and business development for Topcon.   </p> <p>Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, said, “When we and Topcon recognized the opportunity for constructioneering to finally industrialize capital project delivery, we committed respectively to completing its software requirements. Indeed, our new software capabilities make possible construction digital twins—converging digital context, digital components, and digital chronology. What remains, in going digital for infrastructure construction, is for constructors’ people and processes to take advantage of the technology. We and Topcon have now in turn committed many of our best resources, professionals experienced in both construction and software, to serve shoulder-to-shoulder, in virtual hardhats, to innovatively advance the required digital integration. The <em>Digital Construction Works</em> joint venture has the full management and capital commitments of both our companies, multiplying its unique strengths for helping to realize constructioneering’s potential to close the world’s infrastructure gap.” </p> <p>Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Systems, said, “What Topcon and Bentley Systems initiated in recent years was done in the spirit of changing mindsets and processes on how we approach construction, and that collaboration has led to the development of this joint venture. The creation of <em>Digital Construction Works</em> perfectly aligns with our focus of helping the industry succeed in meeting infrastructure demands through technological innovations. Through the new organization, companies will have the opportunity to integrate hardware and software capabilities to more quickly and efficiently adopt new technology for more rapid productivity improvements. With customized services to address the individual needs of an organization, widespread adoption and technology improvements can be more readily realized. We are excited to take this journey with Bentley Systems in moving the industry forward.” </p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p><strong>About Digital Construction Works<br /> </strong>Founded in 2019, <em>Digital Construction Works</em> provides digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services from Topcon Positioning Systems, Bentley Systems, and other software vendors, to realize the breakthrough potential of constructioneering for industrializing construction. <em>Digital Construction Works</em> is a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture company. <br /> <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.digitalconstructionworks.com" target="_blank">www.digitalconstructionworks.com</a></p> <p><strong>About Topcon Positioning Group <br /> </strong>Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (<a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.topconpositioning.com_&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=gKCcpO9zRqzKg1k9Uc_8_2MH8fqazRlPH0842AMjcrU&m=jBgrCjhbhNYo2Oxn1lt7-aAZNqyHDfyBH8RzOxmyyo4&s=kiK9BBHXoTVRN43trsUf8_PuSdxaYx27kgX0W_WsI4k&e=">topconpositioning.com</a>, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.linkedin.com_company_topcon-2Dpositioning-2Dgroup_&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=gKCcpO9zRqzKg1k9Uc_8_2MH8fqazRlPH0842AMjcrU&m=jBgrCjhbhNYo2Oxn1lt7-aAZNqyHDfyBH8RzOxmyyo4&s=fGiDQFfZHKjmizIQK01hu4k5OU3pChospXloL8qqoUg&e=">LinkedIn</a>, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_topcon-5Ftoday&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=gKCcpO9zRqzKg1k9Uc_8_2MH8fqazRlPH0842AMjcrU&m=jBgrCjhbhNYo2Oxn1lt7-aAZNqyHDfyBH8RzOxmyyo4&s=oW6GrRbP__TA-ZpPn9mvOJKsdjf-Jom8FijysUYeIIo&e=">Twitter</a>, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_TopconToday_&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=gKCcpO9zRqzKg1k9Uc_8_2MH8fqazRlPH0842AMjcrU&m=jBgrCjhbhNYo2Oxn1lt7-aAZNqyHDfyBH8RzOxmyyo4&s=AbQGzrDtyQE1QRDc5E1pFwv3PCwtuOzfAn2GcrZ4570&e=">Facebook</a>). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (<a rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" href="http://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__global.topcon.com_&d=DwMGaQ&c=hmGTLOph1qd_VnCqj81HzEWkDaxmYdIWRBdoFggzhj8&r=gKCcpO9zRqzKg1k9Uc_8_2MH8fqazRlPH0842AMjcrU&m=jBgrCjhbhNYo2Oxn1lt7-aAZNqyHDfyBH8RzOxmyyo4&s=cmWzLyhGhtAOJaxCm31udu8yA6zCr7OUPwW_c9zcr8A&e=">topcon.com</a>), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).  </p> <p><strong>About Bentley Systems </strong><br /> Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, including public works, utilities, industrial plants, and <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/3d-cities">digital cities</a>. Bentley’s <em>MicroStation</em>-based open modeling applications, and its open simulation applications, accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/solutions/project-delivery/architecture-and-engineering">design integration</a>; its <em>ProjectWise</em> and <em>SYNCHRO</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/product-line/project-delivery-software">project delivery</a>; and its <em>AssetWise</em> offerings accelerate <a target="_blank" href="/en/products/brands/assetwise">asset and network performance</a>. Spanning infrastructure engineering, Bentley’s <em>iTwin Services</em> are fundamentally advancing BIM and GIS to 4D digital twins. </p> <p> Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2014. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. <a target="_blank" href="/home">www.e08b0y.com</a></p> <p>Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, iTwin, iTwin Services, MicroStation, ProjectWise, and SYNCHRO are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.</p> <p><strong>Press Contacts:</strong><br /> From Bentley Systems:<br /> Jennifer Maguire<br /> +1 610 458 2695<br /> <a href="mailto:jennifer.maguire@e08b0y.com"> jennifer.maguire@e08b0y.com</a></p> <p>From Topcon Positioning Group:<br /> <a href="mailto:CorpComm@topcon.com">CorpComm@topcon.com</a> <br /> Staci Fitzgerald<br /> +1 925 245 8610 </p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{E31063BB-3A5C-40D8-AB86-CCE143EE3B9B}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/989-ai-chongqing-guizhouBIM Advancements and Digital Twins Optimize Design and Construction of China’s Meitan-Shiqian Expressway Meitan-Shiqian Expressway is a key project in the 13th Five-Year Plan for Transportation Development in China’s Guizhou province. It is the first expressway in China that applies BIM methodologies for construction and management at scale across all disciplines. Located in a very mountainous area, the expressway is 113 kilometres long with the sections for bridges, elevated highways, and tunnels comprising 54.92% of its total length. <br /> <br /> The project challenges included complex topography and geology, numerous structures, a long implementation period, many interference factors, and a difficult-to-maintain project schedule. The Chongqing Traffic Planning, Survey and Design Institute leveraged digital twins to improve the quality of expressway design and construction and to implement the concept of full lifecycle management. With a total investment of CNY 17.88 billion, the line is expected to be completed and opened to traffic in 2021.<br /> <br /> To prepare for design, unmanned aerial vehicles were flown to survey the existing site and ContextCapture was used to create a 3D reality model. Having this reality context helped the team accelerate and optimize the design, created with Bentley’s open modelling and simulation applications, shortening the construction period by 89 days. <br /> <br /> Using OpenRoads to build a multidiscipline BIM model helped the team identify more than 100 collisions prior to construction. LumenRT helped the team develop an immersive, virtual experience for builders to understand design intent. Lightweight iModel files were exported into OpenRoads Navigator to facilitate review of designs. In all, the contributing disciplines accumulated 61 gigabytes of digital asset data, creating digital twins to support future operations and maintenance. <br /> <br /> The use of multidiscipline modeling leveraging digital twins  transformed the traditional construction lifecycle on this project. The project team identified issues in the design stage that would not have been found and solved until the construction stage using previous methods. Identifying problems at the design stage cut the design effort and time in half, improved construction quality, and reduced construction costs. The BIM models collected during the project provide the foundation for maintenance and for modeling and predicting future asset performance. The application of BIM methodologies will improve the quality and safety of project construction and accelerate a fully digital strategy for the entire asset lifecycle, including planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance.Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{4B25F30E-EAA7-4F96-8408-6B0D3C8640E4}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/953-ai-cccc-first-highway-consultantsGoing Digital Saves China CCCC CNY 33 Million and 3 Months in Constructing the JiHe Expressway to Connect Bao’an Airport to Shenzhen The city of Shenzhen has grown from a small border town with a population of 30,000 in 1979 to China’s third largest and fastest-growing city with a population of 12.5 million. As a result of this rapid population increase, the city has experienced a large number of additional cars on its roads, which has led to a demand for more infrastructure to meet this capacity. The situation had become so severe that in 2014, Shenzhen banned passenger vehicles with license plates issued outside of Shenzhen’s four main districts during peak times on working days. The current average daily traffic volume had reached 136,000 vehicles, resulting in frequent congestion at numerous key junctions. The Shenzhen section of the expressway is the only trunk road connecting the city east to west, making it a core passageway supporting Shenzhen’s urban development.<br /> <br /> To meet the area’s road capacity needs and enable further development of the city, CCCC First Highway Consultants Company is building the JiHe Expressway, a new 43-kilometer highway to connect Bao’an International Airport to the He’ao Community of Longgang District in Shenzhen. The CNY 45 billion project includes 35 kilometers of new bridges.<br /> <br /> Due to the project’s location in a well-established part of the city, a traditional method of surveying such a dense road network would have been cumbersome and time consuming. To complete this large-scale and complex project, CCCC is implementing a connected data environment (CDE) using ProjectWise to manage its reality modeling data and BIM models. The project team is using ContextCapture to create a 3D reality mesh of the entire 43 kilometers of the expressway, using photos taken from the air and ground. The project team is using this context to accurately measure distances and volumes and to provide accurate geometry to support design. This context is helping the team to speed planning and inspection and efficiently plan resources and scheduling, saving the project 42 days and CNY 8 million by streamlining field observation.<br /> <br /> The project involved a large, multidiscipline team that CCCC supported with a collaborative environment using Bentley’s ProjectWise, a strategy expected to save 33 days in coordination time and about CNY 5 million. The team also used OpenRoads to create BIM models of roads, bridges, and landscaping along the route, improving design quality and efficiency and shortening the design cycle by 68 days, saving an additional CNY 20 million. Bentley’s LumenRT was used to visualize the project, analyze 3D spatial relationships, and determine what safety hazards existed in the interchange area.<br /> <br /> Studying the complex road boundary by combining the reality mesh, GIS information, and BIM models enabled CCCC to meet the client’s requirements for BIM model accuracy. The team conducted a comparative analysis between the existing environment and the design scheme to discover potential issues in advance, seeking to limit the number of modifications needed during construction. By using these innovative applications, the project team reduced design errors and changes, provided design feedback, and improved quality optimization of the drawings by 97%.<br /> <br /> “The JiHe Expressway is a major infrastructure scheme that is crucial to the future economic development of Shenzhen,” said Pramod Kumar Gupta, chief engineer of BIM Center CCCC First Highway Consultants Company. “Planning and coordinating construction on such a large-scale project would not have been as efficient and effective without Bentley’s ContextCapture, which empowered us to make more efficient decisions to deliver this excellent project, while saving our partners time and money.”Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z{F8CE1261-C695-4CEF-859C-09B4F764C8B7}http://www.e08b0y.com/en/about-us/news/2019/october/21/901-ai-bim-projects-chinaBIM Projects in China Using Bentley’s Open Applications Are Setting a Higher Bar in Manufacturing and Power Generation <p>Four projects nominated as finalists and a fifth nomination in the Advancements in Manufacturing and Power Generation categories in the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards are setting new standards for efficiency and environmental sustainability in China. All five are massive projects and all are being completed in record time. What do they have in common? They are all using Bentley’s open modeling applications to advance their multidiscipline BIM authoring practices. The extraordinary projects include a blast furnace, a strip casting and rolling plant, an ultra-high-pressure primary reheat turbine generator, a nuclear power plant, and a CO2 emissions reduction plant.</p> <p>A finalist in the Advancements in Manufacturing category, CISDI Engineering is building the world’s largest blast furnace for Tata Steel as part of the Belt and Road development between India and China. Using Bentley’s open applications along with ProjectWise and SYNCHRO, the design team is fast-tracking the project to complete it in less than two years. The team is using OpenPlant, OpenBuildings, AutoPIPE, and Bentley Raceway and Cable Management across multiple disciplines at three office locations. To date, the project has saved over CNY 3 million using Bentley’s ProjectWise to collaboratively manage design work across the distributed team, improving work processes and reducing rework.</p> <p>An additional finalist in Advancements in Manufacturing, MCC Capital Engineering & Research Inc, is using OpenPlant, Siemens’ SolidEdge, and SYNCHRO, together with ProjectWise, to design and construct China’s first (and the world’s third) CASTRIPTM strip casting and rolling production process. This new steel making process uses about a fifth of the energy consumption of traditional hot rolling processes and produces a quarter of the CO2, while reducing the length of the production line from 800 meters to 50 meters. MCC CERI created a digital twin of the factory, and trained operations personnel virtually, including sessions on emergency simulation and accident prevention. The project team also used a digital twin to carry out quality analysis, process tracking, defect diagnosis, and quality prediction. Using Bentley’s technology, MCC CERI shortened the project schedule by five months and saved CNY 25 million in project costs.</p> <p>MCC CERI is also conducting an innovative project that is now a benchmark for sustainable gas power generation in China. The 80-megawatt, high-temperature, ultra-high-pressure primary reheat turbine generator project reuses energy waste and gases from iron- and steel-making processes. Using Bentley’s open applications, including OpenPlant, AutoPIPE, and ProStructures, the team performed pipeline stress calculations to select and arrange supports and hangers and ensure the safety of the pipeline network. Moreover, several measures were adopted to improve the efficiency of the generator unit and ensure its stability. The design of this project was completed in four months, and the use of SYNCHRO 4D construction simulation reduced the construction period by five months.</p> <p>“Bentley’s integrated software solution is incomparable for the convenience of industrial engineering construction, giving us unlimited possibilities for innovative design,” said Bingsong Yang, BIM project manager, MCC Capital Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd.</p> <p>Bentley’s open modeling applications have enabled China Nuclear Industry 24 Construction Company to achieve an 87% efficiency improvement over traditional manual approaches for the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant Project. This CNY 40 billion plant is one of the largest nuclear power plants in China and is using third-generation AP1000 nuclear power plant technology. Using iModels improved the entire construction process through tighter integration of design information with construction work packages, while also incorporating BIM standards. The project is a finalist in the Advancements in Power Generation category.</p> <p>“The overall solution provided by Bentley has realized the digitization of the design and construction process of more than 13,000 tons of steel, 42,000 cubic meters of concrete, and more than 3,300 tons of rebar. The digitization provided an efficient and synergistic working platform, so that the project can be constructed with high quality and efficiency, and the nuclear safety can be ensured from the source of construction,” said Yong Ye, deputy director of Department of Science & Technology and Information/Responsible Person of BIM Technology Research, China Nuclear Industry 24 Construction Co., Ltd.</p> <p>Hunan Hydro & Power Design Institute, a finalist in the Advancements in Power Generation category, is using Bentley’s open applications and ProjectWise on a highly collaborative and innovative project that will reduce CO2 emissions, improve irrigation to 80,000 farms, and streamline shipping on an inland waterway. The project is part of a strategic development plan for the Hanjiang River in Hubei province, stretching from Danjiangkou City along the Hanjiang River to the Yangtze River in Wuhan. Working across 12 disciplines with 32 designers, the team established a completely BIM-driven strategy to design several buildings, a new power plant, and a new irrigation system, as well as to expand the shipping channel. The team developed 3D models within the scope of work and completed the entire project design in 45 days.</p> <p>“Bentley’s hydropower solutions have solved problems, such as difficult discipline coordination, compact equipment space, and difficult engineering arrangements. They also helped us visualize and coordinate the overall project design. Moreover, the solutions enabled us to develop demonstrative and transferable BIM design experience on navigation junction projects to improve overall design quality and project efficiency,” said Zhongyuan Zuo, director of BIM Technology Center, Hunan Hydro & Power Design Institute.</p>Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 Z