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ASCE Names Dr Thomas Walski As Recipient of 2019 Julian Hinds Award

22.5.2019 19:15  

Bentley Systems colleague recognized for outstanding contributions to
urban water engineering and planning.

Exton, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that Bentley colleague, Thomas Walski, Ph.D. P.E., F. ASCE, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Julian Hinds Award, by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

The Julian Hinds Award recognizes the author or authors of a paper which makes the most important contribution to the field of water resources development, and/or to an individual for many years of distinguished service, or specific actions that have advanced engineering for planning, development, and management of water resources. According to ASCE, Walski was chosen for his ability to bring theory and practice together in the field of urban water engineering and planning, and for his prolific production of papers, presentations, reviews and books that have strongly contributed to and influenced the field of engineering.

Walski, who resides in Nanticoke, Pa., has served with Bentley Systems for nearly 20 years as a senior product manager and fellow, a designation recognizing Bentley colleagues for their leadership, innovation, and participation in the advancement of technology. He is a co-holder of several patents in hydraulic analysis, and his research in the water industry has resulted in significant savings in water loss, energy, design costs, and project hours. Additionally, Walski has authored or contributed to more than 25 reference books, including as lead author on the most referenced book in the field, Advanced Water Distribution Modeling, and more than 100 conference papers and technical notes.

Prior to his tenure at Bentley Systems, Walski served as a research civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, planning engineer and manager of distribution operation for the city of Austin, Texas, executive director of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, director of the environmental engineering program at Wilkes University, engineering manager for Pennsylvania American Water Company, and held several positions for Haestad Methods.

Walski has received numerous awards and honors including being named as Civil Engineer of the Year for 2017 by the Lehigh Valley Section of ASCE, and as one of 50 water industry icons by Water and Wastes Digest in 2011. Early in his career, Walski was awarded as Outstanding Young Engineer by ASCE, Mississippi Section, in 1985.

Walski has served on and chaired numerous committees for ASCE and the American Water Works Association and is past editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering and associate editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Walski said, “I’m extremely honored to receive this award from ASCE. Water is a valuable resource. I hope that as a result of my work, we are doing a better job designing water and wastewater systems. I’ve really enjoyed working with the people in our industry.”

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Dr. Thomas Walski received the 2019 Julian Hinds Award for outstanding contributions to urban water engineering and planning.

Dr. Thomas Walski was presented with the 2019 Julian Hinds Award on May 21 at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Pittsburgh.

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing 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. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

ABOUT ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

Bentley and the Bentley logo 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.


ASCE Names Dr Thomas Walski As Recipient of 2019 Julian Hinds Award

22.5.2019 19:15  

Bentley Systems colleague recognized for outstanding contributions to
urban water engineering and planning.

Exton, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that Bentley colleague, Thomas Walski, Ph.D. P.E., F. ASCE, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Julian Hinds Award, by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 

The Julian Hinds Award recognizes the author or authors of a paper which makes the most important contribution to the field of water resources development, and/or to an individual for many years of distinguished service, or specific actions that have advanced engineering for planning, development, and management of water resources. According to ASCE, Walski was chosen for his ability to bring theory and practice together in the field of urban water engineering and planning, and for his prolific production of papers, presentations, reviews and books that have strongly contributed to and influenced the field of engineering.

Walski, who resides in Nanticoke, Pa., has served with Bentley Systems for nearly 20 years as a senior product manager and fellow, a designation recognizing Bentley colleagues for their leadership, innovation, and participation in the advancement of technology. He is a co-holder of several patents in hydraulic analysis, and his research in the water industry has resulted in significant savings in water loss, energy, design costs, and project hours. Additionally, Walski has authored or contributed to more than 25 reference books, including as lead author on the most referenced book in the field, Advanced Water Distribution Modeling, and more than 100 conference papers and technical notes.

Prior to his tenure at Bentley Systems, Walski served as a research civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, planning engineer and manager of distribution operation for the city of Austin, Texas, executive director of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority, director of the environmental engineering program at Wilkes University, engineering manager for Pennsylvania American Water Company, and held several positions for Haestad Methods.

Walski has received numerous awards and honors including being named as Civil Engineer of the Year for 2017 by the Lehigh Valley Section of ASCE, and as one of 50 water industry icons by Water and Wastes Digest in 2011. Early in his career, Walski was awarded as Outstanding Young Engineer by ASCE, Mississippi Section, in 1985.

Walski has served on and chaired numerous committees for ASCE and the American Water Works Association and is past editor of the Journal of Environmental Engineering and associate editor of the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Walski said, “I’m extremely honored to receive this award from ASCE. Water is a valuable resource. I hope that as a result of my work, we are doing a better job designing water and wastewater systems. I’ve really enjoyed working with the people in our industry.”

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Dr. Thomas Walski received the 2019 Julian Hinds Award for outstanding contributions to urban water engineering and planning

Dr. Thomas Walski was presented with the 2019 Julian Hinds Award on May 21 at the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Pittsburgh

About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing 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. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

ABOUT ASCE
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.

ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.

Bentley and the Bentley logo 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.


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Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

13.5.2019 2:00  

Uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and pedestrian simulation
for rail and transit stations

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of new or operating rail, metro or other transit stations. Advancing beyond generic BIM applications, OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station modeling, with asset-specific content and workflows. OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines and automates design collaboration between architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural disciplines sharing modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION, the industry-leading simulation software, acquired by Bentley late in 2018, for fully modeling pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety, and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers to improve the functional use of space, passenger throughput, and the pedestrian experience.

By virtue of Bentley’s open modeling environment, OpenBuildings Station Designer enables iterative digital workflows spanning OpenRail and OpenRoads to assure comprehensive and coordinated engineering modeling of transportation assets and modes. Within Bentley’s OpenRail Connected Data Environment (CDE), the Components Center cloud service contributes to station project quality and integrity through pre-populated digital components which include signaling equipment, escalators, turnstiles, public address systems, signage, kiosks, and more.

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers among stakeholders and increases the value and fitness-for-purpose of design deliverables through its:
• included LEGION pedestrian simulation;
• integration with OpenRail for rail design;
• integration with OpenRoads for roads design;
• clash resolution;
• multi-discipline documentation;
• ready-to-use catalogs for functional spaces and equipment; and
• enlivened visualizations.

Santanu Das, SVP for Bentley’s design integration business unit, said, “OpenBuildings Station Designer reflects our goal of advancing BIM through digital twins, by including within its multi-discipline design scope the integral simulation of pedestrian traffic outcomes. With such insight, the designer can anticipate pedestrian bottlenecks and modify the layout to improve the station efficiency and safety, ultimately improving the passenger experience. Accordingly, we expect OpenBuildings Station Designer to also benefit existing rail and transit stations for renovations and upgrades, increasing their capacity and throughput.”

Mike Nicholson, associate for Steer Group, said, "For over a decade Steer has successfully been delivering a wide range of pedestrian modeling studies around the world utilizing LEGION. We are now looking forward to using the full BIM capabilities of OpenBuildings Station Designer."

More about OpenBuildings Station Designer

Captions and images
OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared set of modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION Model Builder, Bentley’s leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station and facility design and optimize the functional use of space and the pedestrian experience.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station design, with asset-specific content and workflows.

 

About Bentley’s Open Modeling Environment
Sharing digital components through Components Center and connecting automated and iterative digital workflows across disciplines for design integration are the foundation of Bentley’s open modeling environment. Bentley’s open modeling applications are also “open” to analytics and simulation from among Bentley’s portfolio of analysis tools including RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEGION, LEAP, SITEOPS, and AutoPIPE.

Comprising MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications specialized for asset types and solutions, the open modeling environment advances collaboration, enabling clash resolution and production of multidiscipline deliverables from any application. Bentley’s growing list of open modeling applications include OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, and OpenUtilities.

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $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. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AutoPIPE, LEGION, RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEAP, SITEOPS, MicroStation, OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, OpenUtilities, and ProjectWise 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.


Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

13.5.2019 2:00  

Uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and pedestrian simulation
for rail and transit stations

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of new or operating rail, metro or other transit stations. Advancing beyond generic BIM applications, OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station modeling, with asset-specific content and workflows. OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines and automates design collaboration design between architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural disciplines sharing modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION, the industry-leading simulation software, acquired by Bentley late in 2018, for fully modeling pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety, and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers to improve the functional use of space, passenger throughput, and the pedestrian experience.

By virtue of Bentley’s open modeling environment, OpenBuildings Station Designer enables iterative digital workflows spanning OpenRail and OpenRoads to assure comprehensive and coordinated engineering modeling of transportation assets and modes. Within Bentley’s OpenRail Connected Data Environment (CDE), the Components Center cloud service contributes to station project quality and integrity through pre-populated digital components which include signaling equipment, escalators, turnstiles, public address systems, signage, kiosks, and more.

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers among stakeholders and increases the value and fitness-for-purpose of design deliverables through its:
• included LEGION pedestrian simulation;
• integration with OpenRail for rail design;
• integration with OpenRoads for roads design;
• clash resolution;
• multi-discipline documentation;
• ready-to-use catalogs for functional spaces and equipment; and
• enlivened visualizations.

Santanu Das, SVP for Bentley’s design integration business unit, said, “OpenBuildings Station Designer reflects our goal of advancing BIM through digital twins, by including within its multi-discipline design scope the integral simulation of pedestrian traffic outcomes. With such insight, the designer can anticipate pedestrian bottlenecks and modify the layout to improve the station efficiency and safety, ultimately improving the passenger experience. Accordingly, we expect OpenBuildings Station Designer to also benefit existing rail and transit stations for renovations and upgrades, increasing their capacity and throughput.”

Mike Nicholson, associate for Steer Group, said, "For over a decade Steer has successfully been delivering a wide range of pedestrian modeling studies around the world utilizing LEGION. We are now looking forward to using the full BIM capabilities of OpenBuildings Station Designer."


Captions and images
OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared set of modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION Model Builder, Bentley’s leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station and facility design and optimize the functional use of space and the pedestrian experience.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station design, with asset-specific content and workflows.

 

About Bentley’s Open Modeling Environment
Sharing digital components through Components Center and connecting automated and iterative digital workflows across disciplines for design integration are the foundation of Bentley’s open modeling environment. Bentley’s open modeling applications are also “open” to analytics and simulation from among Bentley’s portfolio of analysis tools including RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEGION, LEAP, SITEOPS, and AutoPIPE.

Comprising MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications specialized for asset types and solutions, the open modeling environment advances collaboration, enabling clash resolution and production of multidiscipline deliverables from any application. Bentley’s growing list of open modeling applications include OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, and OpenUtilities.

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $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. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AutoPIPE, LEGION, RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEAP, SITEOPS, MicroStation, OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, OpenUtilities, and ProjectWise 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.


Bentley Systems Announces Availability of OpenSite Designer

13.5.2019 2:00  

Uniquely integrates reality modeling, optimization, and automated deliverables to accelerate
digital twin advancements for civil site designers

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the availability of OpenSite Designer, its integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. OpenSite Designer advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modeling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modeling, site layout and grading optimization, stormwater drainage modeling and analysis, underground utilities modeling, detailed drawing production, and enlivened visualizations. 

OpenSite Designer enables rapid and iterative conceptual design, leveraging contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, GIS, and other sources to enhance understanding of existing site conditions. Interoperating with PLAXIS and SoilVision, Bentley’s geotechnical engineering solutions, site plans can be enhanced with new information about the active properties of soil including bearing capacity, stresses, and displacement.

With OpenSite Designer, users can create intelligent 3D models containing site information, terrain data, parking lots, building pads, driveways, sidewalks, parcel layout, and related site features. During preliminary design, the site engineer can complete and subjectively improve the layout while relying on further automated optimizations, which respond to the engineering changes. To complete the project’s digital workflows, OpenSite Designer fully supports the site engineer’s detailed design including the production of all required project deliverables.

For many site engineers, OpenSite Designer will advance civil site design from traditional 2D plans and profiles to a 3D modeling environment, assuring more efficient analysis of hydraulics, geotechnical, geospatial, and earthworks. Incorporating the analytics optimization of Bentley’s SITEOPS technology, OpenSite Designer is the successor to the site design capabilities of Bentley’s PowerCivil, topoGraph, GEOPAK Site, InRoads Site, and MXSite.

Dustin Parkman, vice president, civil infrastructure design integration for Bentley Systems, said, “The collaborative nature of digital workflows converging analysis and simulation with design and modeling is exemplified in our new OpenSite Designer. We’re excited that for the first time there is a complete solution for site design and land development to accelerate site engineers going digital!”

Michael Semeraro, Jr., PE, PP, managing principal, EVP, Langan International, said, “Langan is always looking for opportunities to differentiate ourselves from competitors with technical excellence and expertise. We have depended on SITEOPS for site optimization, earthwork analysis, and cost identification in our planning phase. We now look forward to using OpenSite Designer to also produce our detailed designs and documentation.”

Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems, said, “Interestingly, after three decades of leadership in civil engineering software scope advancement, the culmination is OpenSite Designer – a very accessible and widely-needed application which combines complete fitness for purpose with unprecedented ease of use and adoption. In effect, it brings to bear what we consider to be the indispensable characteristics of infrastructure digital twins – reality from imagery, veracity from simulation and optimization, and fidelity to design intent across revisions. Both site engineers’ work satisfaction, and their site designs, will be vastly enhanced by the breakthroughs in OpenSite Designer. Try it!”

Learn more about OpenSite Designer


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With OpenSite Designer, users can create intelligent 3D models for civil site projects complete with site information, terrain data, parking lots, building pads, driveways, sidewalk, parcel layout and related site features.

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $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. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.  
Bentley, the Bentley logo, Bentley PowerCivil, Bentley topoGraph, GEOPAK Site, InRoads, InRoads Site, MXSite, OpenSite, OpenSite Designer, PLAXIS, SITEOPS, and SoilVision 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.


Bentley Systems Announces the Acquisition of Keynetix, Provider of Geotechnical Data Management Cloud Services

13.5.2019 2:00  

To enable subsurface digital twin services for infrastructure projects and assets

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Keynetix, a UK-headquartered provider of cloud-based software for capturing, visualizing, modeling, and sharing of geotechnical data. The addition of Keynetix software expands Bentley’s geotechnical offerings and accelerates Bentley’s vision of enabling subsurface digital twins for infrastructure projects and assets. 

Subsurface digital twins can be vital for assessing and managing risks in infrastructure projects, and to the planning, design, construction and operations of infrastructure assets. The creation and curation of subsurface digital twins involves modeling the underground environment (geology, hydrology, chemistry, and engineering properties, and the underground infrastructure), and utility networks, structures, and tunnels – and then analyzing and simulating the subsurface behavior. Supplementing borehole reports managed by Bentley’s gINT software, Keynetix’s cloud-based geotechnical knowledge management system captures and manages underground environment information for Bentley’s geotechnical analysis applications, PLAXIS and SoilVision.

Mark Bevan, associate director, ground investigation data systems for UK-based Structural Soils, Ltd., a member of the RSK Group Ltd., said, “Bentley’s gINT and Keynetix’s HoleBASE software platforms are core, business critical tools within our ground investigation (GI) businesses, and have been so for more than 20 years. The acquisition of Keynetix’s modern and innovative software into the Bentley portfolio, alongside the mature and proven gINT platform, is a breath-taking and exciting landmark moment within the GI digital landscape. The rapidly growing Bentley geotechnical platform is helping to maximize the potential positives of the digital shift we are experiencing within the GI workplace. Ground investigation is truly going digital.”

Bob Mankowski, vice president and business unit executive of digital cities for Bentley Systems, said, “Infrastructure professionals know that the geologic, hydrologic, chemical and engineering properties of a potential project site, and the infrastructure assets buried beneath the soil, roads, and other structures represent some of the greatest risks to infrastructure project safety, budgets, and schedules. Having a subsurface digital twin – a 3D representation of the subsurface coupled with models to analyze and simulate behavior – will be immensely valuable in all phases of the asset lifecycle. The Keynetix team and their technology bring decades of experience and cutting-edge cloud services to Bentley’s already strong geotechnical portfolio – gINT, PLAXIS, and SoilVision – and will accelerate the progress of our vision for subsurface digital twins.”

Roger Chandler, managing director of Keynetix, said, “Today's announcement provides our team, customers, and partners with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to advance digital engineering in the geotechnical industry. At Keynetix, our mission has always been to make geotechnical data more broadly accessible and valuable. Today’s announcement will truly open up geotechnical data collaboration across Bentley, Autodesk, and other platforms.”

Greg Bentley, CEO for Bentley Systems, said, “My colleagues and I welcome our new teammates from Keynetix, led by principals Roger Chandler, Gary Morin, and Carl Grice, who for many years have envisioned the potential and necessity of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management to enable better designs and more successful projects. The geotechnical and infrastructure professions will benefit from their continued and expanded leadership, now within Bentley Systems!”


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Keynetix.cloud geotechnical knowledge management system streamlines geotechnical workflows and enables easy access to project data.

HoleBASE SI helps users easily enter, analyze, and visualize site investigation data.

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

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. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, gINT, HoleBASE, Keynetix, Keynetix.cloud, MicroStation, PLAXIS, ProjectWise, and SoilVision 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.


Bentley Systems Announces the Availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer

13.5.2019 2:00  

Uniquely integrates multidisciplinary design and pedestrian simulation
for rail and transit stations

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of new or operating rail, metro or other transit stations. Advancing beyond generic BIM applications, OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station modeling, with asset-specific content and workflows. OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines and automates design collaboration design between architectural, mechanical, electrical, and structural disciplines sharing modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION, the industry-leading simulation software, acquired by Bentley late in 2018, for fully modeling pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety, and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers to improve the functional use of space, passenger throughput, and the pedestrian experience.

By virtue of Bentley’s open modeling environment, OpenBuildings Station Designer enables iterative digital workflows spanning OpenRail and OpenRoads to assure comprehensive and coordinated engineering modeling of transportation assets and modes. Within Bentley’s OpenRail Connected Data Environment (CDE), the Components Center cloud service contributes to station project quality and integrity through pre-populated digital components which include signaling equipment, escalators, turnstiles, public address systems, signage, kiosks, and more.

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers among stakeholders and increases the value and fitness-for-purpose of design deliverables through its:
• included LEGION pedestrian simulation;
• integration with OpenRail for rail design;
• integration with OpenRoads for roads design;
• clash resolution;
• multi-discipline documentation;
• ready-to-use catalogs for functional spaces and equipment; and
• enlivened visualizations.

Santanu Das, SVP for Bentley’s design integration business unit, said, “OpenBuildings Station Designer reflects our goal of advancing BIM through digital twins, by including within its multi-discipline design scope the integral simulation of pedestrian traffic outcomes. With such insight, the designer can anticipate pedestrian bottlenecks and modify the layout to improve the station efficiency and safety, ultimately improving the passenger experience. Accordingly, we expect OpenBuildings Station Designer to also benefit existing rail and transit stations for renovations and upgrades, increasing their capacity and throughput.”

Mike Nicholson, associate for Steer Group, said, "For over a decade Steer has successfully been delivering a wide range of pedestrian modeling studies around the world utilizing LEGION. We are now looking forward to using the full BIM capabilities of OpenBuildings Station Designer."

More about OpenBuildings Station Designer

Captions and images
OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared set of modeling, clash resolution, and documentation capabilities.

OpenBuildings Station Designer incorporates LEGION Model Builder, Bentley’s leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station and facility design and optimize the functional use of space and the pedestrian experience.

 

OpenBuildings Station Designer was developed specifically for rail and transit station design, with asset-specific content and workflows.

 

About Bentley’s Open Modeling Environment
Sharing digital components through Components Center and connecting automated and iterative digital workflows across disciplines for design integration are the foundation of Bentley’s open modeling environment. Bentley’s open modeling applications are also “open” to analytics and simulation from among Bentley’s portfolio of analysis tools including RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEGION, LEAP, SITEOPS, and AutoPIPE.

Comprising MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications specialized for asset types and solutions, the open modeling environment advances collaboration, enabling clash resolution and production of multidiscipline deliverables from any application. Bentley’s growing list of open modeling applications include OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, and OpenUtilities.

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $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. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market.

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, AutoPIPE, LEGION, RAM, STAAD, PLAXIS, LEAP, SITEOPS, MicroStation, OpenBuildings Station Designer, OpenBuildings, OpenPlant, OpenRoads, OpenRail, OpenBridge, OpenSite, OpenFlows, OpenUtilities, and ProjectWise 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.


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Siemens Asset Performance Management (APM) for Power Plants Named as Winner of 2019 Solution Award for Excellence in Asset Management

7.5.2019 2:00  
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Uptime Magazine and Reliabilityweb.com recognize Siemens and Bentley Systems’ joint solution for asset performance management with award at the 2019 Reliability Conference.

Seattle, Washington, USA – Bentley Systems and Siemens’ joint solution, Siemens APM for Power Plants, has been named as the winner of the Solution Award for Excellence in Asset Management. The Solution Awards competition is held annually in conjunction with The Reliability Conference and the Maintenance 4.0 Digitalization Forum, recognizing innovative products, software, training, and services for reliability and asset management.

Mark Confer, director of business model development, digital industries at Siemens, said, “It’s an honor for Siemens to be recognized for the work we are doing in the power generation industry. The partnership with Bentley Systems to use of their software as the foundation of our asset performance management solution is the perfect marriage of technology and expertise to advance digitalization in power plants toward higher levels of reliability, availability and ultimately, profitability.”

Siemens’ asset performance management (APM) solution covers the entire power plant, including turbines, generators, pumps, motors, transformers, valves, switchgears, and other equipment that affects plant reliability and performance. Using intelligent models paired with predictive analytics, the solution takes data from multiple sources, applies domain and analytical expertise, and seamlessly integrates the data into a customer’s existing Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)/Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) environment to provide insights, which help to improve maintenance planning, reduce outages, and optimize performance.

“Bentley is delighted to receive this award in recognition of our strong partnership with Siemens and our mutual dedication to advancing infrastructure,” said Mark Biagi, director, digital co-ventures, Bentley Systems. “Many thanks to ReliabilityWeb for recognizing the innovations from Siemens and Bentley to drive asset performance improvement in the global power industry.”

The Solution Awards were judged by Uptime Magazine and Reliabilityweb.com and a jury of independent experts in the reliability and asset management community within the Association of Maintenance Professionals (AMP). The awards were announced at a ceremony during The Reliability Conference in Seattle on Tuesday, May 7.

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Siemens colleagues Mark Confer and Karsten Abert and Bentley colleagues Aaron Beazley, Mark Biagi, and Pierre Dewet outside of Siemens’ world headquarters in Munich, Germany

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. Further information is available at www.siemens.com

 


Bentley Offers Comprehensive Multi-Discipline Application for Designing Rail and Metro Stations

1.5.2019 20:33  

OpenBuildings StationDesigner CONNECT Edition (v10.05.00.19) Now Available


Purpose of the Release

Bentley is proud to announce the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of rail and metro stations and platforms of any size, form, and complexity. OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared set of modeling capabilities and workflows.

OpenBuildings Station Designer also incorporates Legion Model Builder, Bentley’s leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station and facility design and optimize the functional space use of space and the pedestrian experience.


Key Capabilities

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers between building disciplines allowing them to produce information-rich deliverables through the following capabilities:

  • Multi-discipline support
  • Ready-to-use functional space and equipment catalogs
  • Legion pedestrian simulation
  • Integration to OpenRail for rail design
  • Integration to OpenRoads for roads design
  • Clash detection and mark-up
  • Enlivened visualization

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MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10 (SS10) Provides Flexibility to Help Organizations Sequence Their Upgrade from V8i to the CONNECT Edition

1.5.2019 20:33  

MicroStation V8i SS10 (v08.11.09.908) Now Available


Purpose of the Release

Bentley is pleased to announce MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 10 (SS10). MicroStation V8i SS10 provides new flexibility for organizations that require Windows 10 Readiness and privacy and security compliance while they sequence their upgrade to the CONNECT Edition.

MicroStation V8i SS10 is a simple and transparent installation for MicroStation V8i users with no file format change with complete fidelity of existing workspaces and MDL customizations. MicroStation V8i SS10 consolidates all enhancements and updates of previous SELECTseries releases and offers an extended support period for V8i users:

  • Full Support will be provided until January 1, 2020.
  • Expiring Support will be provided until January 1, 2021.

MicroStation V8i SS10 Windows also uses Bentley’s Subscription Entitlement Service, Bentley’s next generation subscription management system, providing administrators with user-based entitlement management, license threshold notifications, usage analytics, and more.

We recommend that your organization installs the latest version of MicroStation CONNECT Edition. But, if your organization needs more time to sequence your CONNECT Edition upgrade, MicroStation V8i SS10 provides additional flexibility and ensures you can continue to use supported software.


Key Capabilities

MicroStation V8i SS10 offers these capabilities:

  • Windows 10 Readiness
  • All previous V8i enhancements and updates
  • Subscription Entitlement Service
  • Extended support

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Bentley Offers Comprehensive Multi-Discipline Application for Designing Rail and Metro Stations

1.5.2019 20:33  

OpenBuildings Station Designer CONNECT Edition (v10.05.00.19) Now Available


Purpose of the Release

Bentley is proud to announce the general availability of OpenBuildings Station Designer, a new multidisciplinary application for the design, analysis, visualization, and simulation of rail and metro stations and platforms of any size, form, and complexity. OpenBuildings Station Designer streamlines multidisciplinary design between architects and mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers with a shared set of modeling capabilities and workflows.

OpenBuildings Station Designer also incorporates LEGION Model Builder, Bentley’s leading application for fully modeling pedestrian traffic to optimize footfall, wayfinding, crowd management, safety and security. With the integrated capability to model and simulate pedestrian scenarios, OpenBuildings Station Designer helps designers improve the quality of station and facility design and optimize the functional use of space and the pedestrian experience.


Key Capabilities

OpenBuildings Station Designer breaks down barriers between building disciplines allowing them to produce information-rich deliverables through the following capabilities:

  • Multi-discipline support
  • Ready-to-use functional space and equipment catalogs
  • LEGION pedestrian simulation
  • Integration to OpenRail for rail design
  • Integration to OpenRoads for roads design
  • Clash detection and mark-up
  • Enlivened visualization

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Bentley Introduces Project Insights and PDF Markup for ProjectWise

1.5.2019 17:16  

Available Now with ProjectWise CONNECT Edition


Purpose of the Release

Bentley is pleased to announce the general availability of Project Insights, a new addition to ProjectWise 365 Services included in ProjectWise CONNECT Edition. Project Insights enables more informed and proactive decisions by project leaders, stakeholders, and participants through real-time, actionable analytics and trends on design status and progress. With Project Insights, your project teams can stay ahead of problems and replicate their best projects’ successes.

Bentley is also pleased to announce the general availability of PDF Review and Markup, a new foundational capability for ProjectWise 365 Services, initially available through ProjectWise Share. PDF Review and Markup advances collaboration and accelerates design reviews by enabling project participants to concurrently review, markup, and share comments on 2D PDF drawings using a web browser. PDF Review and Markup may also reduce your IT costs by eliminating third-party PDF review capabilities.


Key Capabilities

Project Insights

  • Access automated reporting for always up-to-date design project status
  • View analytics and trends on the past, present, and probable future of project performance
  • Monitor best practices using configurable dashboards to track digital behaviors

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PDF Review and Markup

  • Access and interact with PDFs from a web browser
  • Conduct collaborative review sessions with multiple project participants
  • Create and view comments and markups
  • Create and submit issues to ProjectWise Issues Resolution service

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Bentley Offers New Design and Construction Application for Site Design and Modeling

1.5.2019 17:16  

OpenSite Designer CONNECT Edition (v10.07.00.56) Now Available.


Purpose of the Release

Bentley is pleased to announce the availability of OpenSite Designer CONNECT Edition, a new comprehensive, multi-discipline 3D modeling application advancing the delivery of site design projects from concept to completion. OpenSite Designer blends traditional engineering workflows for plan, profile, and earthworks with integrated reality modeling, 3D parametric modeling and earthwork optimization to enable the production of automated design deliverables.

OpenSite Designer is the successor to Bentley’s industry leading site design applications including PowerCivil, GEOPAK Site, InRoads Site, MXSite, and topoGraph. OpenSite Designer handles a wide variety of complex tasks such as parking configurations, analysis earthwork financial risk, residential layout, handicap parking and accessibility, site development, sanitary and stormwater network design, parcel creation (upcoming release), and production of construction deliverables.

OpenSite Designer allows engineers to analyze and model anything that impacts the site, including hydraulics, utilities, geotechnical stability, pads, and ponds. OpenSite Designer also directly interfaces with Bentley’s OpenBuildings and other multidiscipline solutions, ensuring the site is holistically designed in the context of overall project requirements.


Key Capabilities

OpenSite Designer provides an open multi-discipline modeling environment for all phases of site delivery, supporting:

  • Reality context
  • Geotechnical analysis and management
  • Grading and stormwater drainage
  • Subsurface utilities
  • Live plan generation
  • Enlivened visualization

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Modelling decentralised energy grid with GIS Digital twin

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28.3.2019 13:58  

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What is BIM and why should engineering students know about it?

28.3.2019 13:07  

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The Constructioneering Academy: Shining a light on site surveys

27.3.2019 14:41  

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26.3.2019 18:14  

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26.3.2019 18:10  

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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program

22.3.2019 18:18  

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Bentley Systems launches SYNCHRO XR for infrastructure construction projects

22.3.2019 17:15  

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Digital Water Works Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems

21.3.2019 14:16  

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Bentley invests in Digital Water Works to boost digital twins

21.3.2019 14:10  

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Digital Water Works Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems

21.3.2019 13:55  

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20.3.2019 15:27  

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Bentley invests in digital twins for water infrastructure

20.3.2019 15:25  

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Nominations now open for Bentley Systems Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards

18.3.2019 16:38  

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Digital Water Works, Inc. Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems

18.3.2019 16:22  

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Bentley and Trimble launch new Hololens 2 products

11.3.2019 14:26  

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Bentley Institute's Digital Advancement Academies Receive BIM Award for BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year

8.3.2019 14:46  

Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies have been named as the winner of the BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Show Live 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The annual BIM Awards, part of the national conference, honor and recognize the world’s best BIM work by celebrating exceptional and innovative use of BIM in the built environment.

Iain Miskimmin, senior academies manager for Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies, said, “It’s an honor for Bentley Institute to be recognized for the work we have been doing in this important area since 2012. Having helped to deliver some of the first projects in the UK to embrace a BIM strategy, it’s inspiring to see how far we have come, and how our Digital Advancement Academies continue to support leaders and innovators in the digital built environment to advance digital (BIM) strategies.”

The BIM Awards were judged by experts in BIM strategy and implementation for today’s modern digital built environment. Awards were given in ten categories.

Learn more about the awards categories, winners, and judges.

The awards were announced the evening before the main program kicked off for BIM Show Live 2019, which also featured presentations by experts in the construction industry, including David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director, AECOM and co-author of Building Information Modeling for Dummies. Learn more about the conference speakers.

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Caption and hi-res image: Adam Young (left), associate academies manager, and Iain Miskimmin (center), senior academies manager for Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies, accepted the BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Show Live 2019.

About Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies
An initiative of Bentley Systems, Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies offer a unique, neutral environment for industry innovators to openly discuss challenges and successes in the built environment, to accelerate and optimize digital (BIM) strategy. Bentley Institute partners with industry to act as a catalyst for knowledge exchange, using a process-focused approach to support execution of outcome-based objectives in the creation and operation of digital and physical assets.

 


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Digital Water Works, Inc. Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems

1.3.2019 1:00  

New investment will increase global footprints of both organizations in municipal and investor-owned water and wastewater infrastructure

Denver, Colorado USA – Digital Water Works, a leading global innovator of digital twin solutions for smart wet infrastructure, today announced a strategic investment in the firm by Bentley Systems. The investment allows Digital Water Works and Bentley to expand their leadership in bringing superior infrastructure digital twin solutions to municipal and investor-owned water and wastewater utilities worldwide — solutions with the power to enhance their operational visibility, improve efficiency, optimize capital spending, and lower total cost of ownership of their wet infrastructure.

Digital Water Works’ strategy is to implement its own integrating applications around best-of-breed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software such as Bentley Systems’ OpenFlows and iTwin offerings, which Bentley will license directly to Digital Water Works’ customers. The software partnership is not exclusive; Digital Water Works will continue to collaborate with leading software vendors and engineering and technology consulting firms to best serve the water industry. By virtue of the investment, Bentley will be entitled to appoint two directors to the Digital Water Works board.

With deep industry knowledge, world-class capabilities, and cutting-edge technology, Digital Water Works is uniquely positioned to help water and wastewater utilities deploy a scalable, flexible, and holistic digital twin geospatial infrastructure platform based on industry standards and COTS software. This revolutionary geospatial platform enables utilities to operate and sustain more resilient wet infrastructure while maintaining compliance, meeting appropriate levels of service at the lowest total life cycle cost, and increasing customer satisfaction.

Combining real-time intelligence with spatial analytics, digital twins enable pervasive simulation of water distribution and sewer collection systems with immersive visualization and analytics visibility of decision support results for operational performance monitoring and efficiency optimization, powered by artificial intelligence. Digital twins also enable work and asset management (both discrete and linear assets), reliability-centered maintenance with bad actor and root cause analysis, and risk-based strategic lifecycle asset management to optimize life cycle costs, extend infrastructure useful life, and prioritize, manage and deliver capital improvement projects.

“We’re pleased and honored to receive this strategic investment from Bentley,” said Digital Water Works founder and CEO Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE. “Their global footprint and product leadership in infrastructure digital twins for the power, oil and gas, transportation, and mining sectors are extensive, and our collaboration for the broadened application of their experience and solutions portfolio will greatly benefit the water industry and deliver tremendous value to our customers.”

Boulos said that the infrastructure digital twin product suite would be rolled out in phases during the next five to ten months, and that “Next month, we will launch an early adopter program for progressive water and wastewater utilities and engineering firms who want to help with the product design plans and then beta-test the software.”

Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “Bentley Systems’ investment in Digital Water Works signifies our recognition that a specialist ‘digital integrator’ entity will play an indispensable role in helping infrastructure owners to take full advantage of digital twins’ potential. We believe that our industry-leading OpenFlows modeling software and iTwin Services offerings can advantageously anchor water and wastewater utilities’ advancements in going digital. But we believe even more strongly that an open approach, supported by an independent integrator leveraging our unprecedented open-source solution environment, can achieve the greatest benefits for each utility, while accelerating the learning curve for all.

“And given his track record towards digital advancement for the world’s wet infrastructure utilities already, there could be no one more effective than Dr. Paul Boulos in leading their engineers and engineering firms, through Digital Water Works, to realize the unlimited opportunities now opened up by digital twins.”

About Bentley Systems
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. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake. www.bentley.com

About Digital Water Works
Digital Water Works is a new breed of engineering technology solutions provider dedicated to innovating exclusively for the global water and wastewater industry. The company strategically combines the power of cloud computing, AI, IoT sensors, pervasive engineering simulation, GIS, enterprise asset management and advanced analytics to seamlessly build and implement comprehensive, reliable digital twin solutions for smarter, more sustainable and resilient wet infrastructure. The result is right-time, actionable insights that empower water and wastewater utilities to optimize and transform their businesses and to keep their infrastructure operating well into the future at the lowest life cycle cost. Founded in 2018 by Paul F. Boulos, the Denver-based company is supported by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board of leading technology, management and engineering experts serving the water industry. For more information, visit www.digital-ww.com or connect with Digital Water Works on Twitterand LinkedIn.

Contacts:
Digital Water Works
Ram Pratti
Chief Operating Officer
Ram.Pratti@digital-ww.com

Bentley Systems
Jennifer Maguire
Director, Corporate Communications
jennifer.maguire@bentley.com


Collaboration and a Connected World: ARC Forum

28.2.2019 15:20  

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