Monday, March 13, 2023

Bentley: Advancing the World’s Infrastructure

State-of-the-art construction technology enables considerable advancements in the extensive safety, efficiency, and productivity of construction projects. The industry responded very well during the pandemic and has come out strong in recovery. External market factors, combined with fragmented and complex industry dynamics and an overall aversion to risk, has made change difficult and slow in the construction industry. Bentley Systems is an infrastructure engineering software company that provides advanced software to boost the world’s infrastructure, sustaining the global economy and environment. Professionals and organizations of every size use their software solutions to design, construct, and operate all kinds of infrastructures, including roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, mining, and industrial facilities.

Bentley Systems offers multiple products and services to meet the unique construction needs of their customers across the world. Each product focuses on specific potentials required for various professionals, including engineers, architects, inspectors, governments, institutions, and many other infrastructure roles. The project participants can easily access and manage rich data across the lifecycle in any format without disruption. Teams working on projects will have a similarly personalized experience with capabilities and learning. At its core, Bentley Systems is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure.

Bentley’s services include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geosciences software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. The Bentley Digital Twin connects the physical and virtual world to synchronize work, gain greater visibility, and make sense of the correct data at the right time across the lifecycle of assets. It creates the visibility and insights for data-driven decisions that make infrastructure sustainable and resilient and better serve the stakeholders.

Bentley manages the entire lifecycle of an infrastructure asset through solutions tailored to the various professionals’ needs. They will work on and work with that asset over its lifetime. Each solution is created to ensure that information flows between workflow processes and project team members to enable streamlined operations and collaboration.

Recently, Bentley announced the completion of its acquisition of Power Line Systems, a leader in software for the design of overhead electric power transmission lines, from a private equity firm, TA Associates. They also announced the availability of integrated workflows for lifecycle assessment and embodied carbon calculation capabilities in the Bentley iTwin platform to support the sustainable development goals of infrastructure projects. This integration results from Bentley’s collaboration with One Click LCA Ltd, a leading construction sector lifecycle assessment and environmental product declaration software.

“We are excited to see developers in the Bentley iTwin platform ecosystem tackling sustainability and carbon reduction challenges. Tracking the environmental impact of an infrastructure project involves a constant stream of design changes coming from various engineering disciplines,” says Kaustubh Page, director of product management, Bentley iTwin platform. “These data streams, users can quickly create a quantity takeoff report at the right aggregation level required for LCA calculations while reducing the lifecycle assessment workflow from weeks to hours. We are excited to see engineering firms build fully automated lifecycle assessment workflows for their infrastructure projects,” he added.

Bentley’s commitment to their user community extends beyond delivering the most complete and integrated software. Bentley Systems employs over 4,500 staff and generates approximately $1 billion annual revenues in 186 countries. Their successes are determined by the skills, dedication, and involvement of extraordinary Bentley colleagues worldwide. Access to technical support teams 24/7, global professional services, and continuous learning opportunities through product training, online seminars, and academic programs define their commitment to current and future generations of infrastructure professionals.

Bentley Systems

Greg Bentley, Chairperson of the Board & CEO


“Bentley Systems is a software development company that supports the professional needs of those responsible for creating and managing the world’s infrastructure.”