Bentley offers BIM technology for better, faster decisions on site and in the field

Bentley Systems specializes in providing building information modeling technologies, a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects.

Feb. 3, 2015 -- Bentley Systems, a company offering software solutions to architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for sustaining infrastructure, specializes in providing building information modeling (BIM) technologies, a new way of approaching the design and documentation of building projects.

Bentley's BIM systems model and manage information that allows the automatic generation of drawings and reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, and facilities management -- enabling building teams to make better-informed decisions. The models also support a distributed team so that people, tools and tasks can effectively share this information throughout the building lifecycle, thus eliminating a variety of data errors.

Ultimately, these BIM systems can benefit extended project teams that are incorporating the proper software to unlock this rich source of information. As such, many of this year's "Be Inspired" Award nominees have shared their own experiences about the advantages leveraging these BIM models in the field and on site to make better decisions in less time.

  • CH2M HILL

For its Skyway Water Treatment Plant project, CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, program management, and operations firm, used Bentley Navigator for model review and visualization, linking dispersed project teams directly to the owner. Bentley Navigator enabled visual and automated clash detection and facilitated collaborative resolution of any issues. The construction site team was able to build familiarity with the design prior to the commencement of work on site. Navigator Mobile also allowed CH2M HILL to access the models on site to field-verify as-built progress and data capture and to drive walk-through sessions.

  • SpawGlass Contractors

Regarding its Frost Westover Hills project, SpawGlass Contractors, a Texas-based general contractor, construction manager, design/builder, and civil contractor, shared that Bentley Navigator enabled more team members out in the field to view the model, allowing greater participation in the BIM process. Swapna Biju, BIM manager, stated, "Having the model at the fingertips of the project team, as well as the stakeholders of the project, enhanced the preconstruction and the construction processes and added tremendous value to the project."

  • Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation

The Hubei Electric Engineering Corporation of PowerChina, the Power Construction Corporation of China, used Navigator Mobile on its Xiandong Jingzhou 220kV substation project in conjunction with ProjectWiseto give its field staff complete access to models for project review. Reviewers will be able to perform immersive review of engineering models and equipment information in the field, significantly improving the flexibility of the review process. This technology also enables field workers to view information models created by the institute at any time during the construction phase, more closely connecting the construction site and the design office and maximizing communications between design and construction teams.

See also:

"Bentley Systems' water software technology helps Portugal water company"

"Australian water utility utilizes Bentley software to manage water assets"


About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is dedicated to providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. The company applies information mobility to improve asset performance by leveraging information modeling through integrated projects for intelligent infrastructure. Its solutions encompass the MicroStation platform for infrastructure design and modeling, the ProjectWise platform for infrastructure project team collaboration and work sharing, and the AssetWise platform for infrastructure asset operations. For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

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