He continued, “We typically deal with three construction industry segments industrial, commercial, and infrastructure. The three share the need for a common data environment for comprehensive project delivery, facilitating information mobility and unified workflows across the project ecosystem. Obviously, cloud technologies are a driving force here. Using technologies like Microsoft Azure, we can enable contractors to share data in a secure, reliable managed service without boundaries and the hassle of hosting servers.”
Bentley’s newly introduced CONNECT Edition products are natively enabled with “always-on” cloud services. These allow construction management teams to create a common data and project performance environment to integrate isolated project data, connect distributed project teams, and plan for skilled resources. Said Vitelli, “We built the CONNECT Edition as a hybrid project environment to provide cloud services to pre-existing technology such as on-premise servers, desktop applications, and mobile devices.”
Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure complemented by worldwide professional services and managed services. Said Vitelli, “We have one of the most comprehensive product portfolios for project delivery and asset performance management in the industry.
“ProjectWise is our project delivery brand. It’s used to speed the sharing and exchange of project documents, provide traceability of decisions made, shorten approval cycles, and resolve issues quickly. Over the past year we have expanded the ProjectWise footprint from design collaboration to deliverables management (e.g., submittals, transmittals, etc.), office/site/field workflows using our mobile apps and Navigator platform, and construction execution with our Construction Work Package Server. We also added ProjectWise Essentials, an instant-on design integration environment.”
When asked about recent investments in innovation that Bentley has made, Vitelli said, “Automating the construction workflow is a key focus for us. In many cases we are investing in areas that enable us to take advantage of the ‘consumerization’ of technology for industrial use. Examples include:
• Field data capture via advancements in digital imaging using UAVs, such as through our new Acute3D software for reality modeling; Acute3D uses digital photos taken with any camera to contextually align design and construction modeling environments;
• Construction modeling—via ConstructSim for workface planning and ProjectWise Construction Work Package Server, which make it possible to overlay the design modeling with construction sequencing, craft assignments, and materials procurement status;
• Mobile device usage—via new apps for inspections, issue resolution, and more;
• Big data analytics—via data processing engines accessible through cloud services.”
In concluding, Vitelli said, “Everything we do at Bentley is based on the recognition that measurable benefit of technology comes from one thing, successful user adoption. That’s why we focus on enabling our users to automate an engineering business process that will substantially improve their project delivery capabilities and ROIs.”
Bentley Systems News
Bentley Systems Acceleration Fund Announces the Launch of Virtuosity, a Bentley Company
EXTON, Pa. - Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced that its Acceleration Fund has invested in launching Virtuosity, a Bentley company.
Virtuosity exclusively offers Virtuoso Subscriptions that bundle ” with a Bentley infrastructure modeling, simulation, or construction application ” the virtually delivered services of Virtuositys experts to accelerate and advance the success of an infrastructure practitioner.
Virtuoso Subscriptions are now available, at virtuosity.com, for Bentley applications including MicroStation, OpenBridge, OpenBuildings, OpenFlows, OpenRail, OpenRoads, OpenSite, OpenTower, OpenWindPower, AutoPIPE, ContextCapture, LEGION, MOSES, PLAXIS, RAM, SACS, SoilVision, STAAD, and SYNCHRO, and Bentleys iTwin Design Review cloud service.
Virtuositys expert services, accessible through Virtuoso Subscription keys, include a range of training and one-to-one mentoring activities, and on-demand learning and content, increasingly integrated during actual application usage.
Allan Murphy, Virtuosity CEO, said, The worlds infrastructure professionals have all gained a new appreciation for what can be achieved through online collaboration. We think this is the perfect time to inaugurate our commercial innovation: a virtuoso subscription that enhances the functionality of a software application through intrinsic assistance from subject matter experts. Were marshalling and virtualizing our domain expertise to help every infrastructure practitioner perform with the confidence of a virtuoso!
Werner Felber, Managing Partner, Boley Geotechnick GmbH, Beratende Ingenieure, said, With Virtuoso Subscriptions, professionals across our international teams can support projects more effectively. Virtuositys experts will help keep us current in going digital by constantly leveraging whats new in Bentleys applications to ensure our competitiveness in the market and the best results for our customers.