Business Wire

Bentley Systems Acquires Synchro Software to Extend Digital Workflows for Infrastructure Project Delivery Through 4D Construction Modeling

Del

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Synchro Software, headquartered in London, leader (and the market creator) in 4D construction modeling software, for scheduling and project management. Synchro, “construction’s time machine,” has been globally adopted, in particular, for building and civil infrastructure projects. The acquisition broadens Bentley’s ProjectWise construction offerings—which already include ConstructSim, the leader for 4D construction modeling in project delivery of industrial plants. With construction project management in 4D, benefits of BIM can extend throughout infrastructure project delivery and asset lifecycles, as traditionally disconnected workflows become digital workflows.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180620005867/en/

Synchro 4D construction modeling of Crossrail Station. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

Synchro 4D construction modeling of Crossrail Station. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

Synchro’s strong growth, since the introduction of Synchro PRO in 2007, has coincided with the burgeoning adoption of BIM for design workflows—which, however, stop short of considering construction planning, scheduling, and project management strategies. For London’s Crossrail, Synchro digital construction innovatively applied Bentley Systems’ iModel work packaging to complete the reach of its BIM application portfolio and its CDE. Crossrail, the largest European construction project over this period, is now being completed on time and on budget. Synchro has increasingly become the standard for major constructors leveraging BIM through project delivery. Synchro’s 2018 4D Digital Construction Conference in Amsterdam brought together infrastructure construction thought leaders from 18 countries, including presentations by Royal BAM Group, Mortenson Construction, Robins & Morton, Shanghai Construction No. 4 Group, Skanska UK, and Larsen & Toubro, who shared their benefits achieved through innovatively applying 4D construction modeling with Synchro.

In industrial project delivery, characterized by EPC (engineer-procure-construct) contracting, integrated processes are already the norm—leading to ConstructSim’s digital workflows for advanced work packaging. However, in vertical buildings and civil infrastructure projects, notwithstanding the advancement of BIM for design and engineering, prevalent design/bid/build contracting has institutionalized disconnected workflows isolating construction planning from BIM data and geometry.

  • Constructors have been constrained by the limitations of stand-alone planning and scheduling programs, without digital visibility into the engineering information coalesced within the separate 3D BIM environment;
  • construction planning typically lacks the workface-level granularity and depth of detail, and exploration of sequencing alternatives, to sufficiently minimize risk and schedule variance; and
  • constructors characteristically need to create their own independent 3D models to serve construction only, in the process orphaning the BIM deliverables which can then never, despite their engineering intelligence, accurately represent the as-built asset for operations and maintenance.

Within Synchro, 3D BIM deliverables are linked with the 4D time dimension to intrinsically and immersively synchronize, through digital workflows, the construction strategy, work breakdown structure, schedule, costs, resources, supply chain logistics, and progress. Synchro’s 4D construction modeling appropriately incorporates other construction variables (human, materials, equipment, falseworks, and space) for safe, reliable, and predictable project delivery performance. Synchro includes intrinsic CPM scheduling, or users can maintain external project schedules.

By synchronizing changes from BIM, schedule and/or field conditions, Synchro provides clear visibility into both the project data and the design, making it quick and easy to communicate and analyze the impact of changes on the entire project delivery process. This also enables Synchro users to compare construction strategy alternatives—even in early stages of design and bid processes—and to evaluate the feasibility and efficiency of different scenarios, deriving insights toward the best possible construction outcomes.

By incorporating Synchro 4D construction modeling through the ProjectWise CDE, infrastructure project delivery can now benefit from unprecedented digital workflow advancements. For the first time, change synchronization can assure that BIM deliverables are updated for changes which occur during construction, aligning the as-designed, as-constructed, and as-operated digital engineering models to improve both project performance and asset performance. And, in particular for civil infrastructure projects, constructioneering digital workflows can automate direct relationships between the project’s digital engineering models, the continuously-surveyed digital context of site conditions before and during construction, and positioning devices controlling construction equipment and feeding back as-built conditions.

“I’m very excited about what Synchro brings to Bentley’s capabilities for comprehensive project delivery, not only in terms of technology, but also by virtue of the proven construction expertise of the Synchro team, led by the vision and advocacy of Tom Dengenis,” said Stephen Jolley, vice president of construction for Bentley. “In construction modeling for industrial projects, the market is already converging around ConstructSim’s advanced work packaging and workface planning. In the advancement of going digital for civil and building construction, the needed impetus for these ‘industrialized’ advantages is precisely what we are now announcing. For infrastructure projects, integrating Synchro’s 4D construction modeling completes the reach of our ProjectWise CDE.”

Tom Dengenis, CEO of Synchro Software, said, “This combination reflects my conviction about what’s imperative for finally driving infrastructure construction substantially forward. At Synchro, we accomplished the breakthrough of 4D construction modeling software many years ago, but we have wanted to advance the market faster than our own continuous growth. With my 40+ Synchro colleagues in the UK, Boston, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Moscow, I look forward to working more directly with our new Bentley colleagues, thanks to our now so much greater combined power and commitment, to accelerate the global industry in going digital.”

Malcolm Taylor, head of technical information, Crossrail, said, “Using specialist software from Bentley Systems and Synchro, our project schedule could be linked to the 3D information to produce 4D models that could show the progress of design and installation at any particular point in time. Using 4D models to plan helped speed up the project teams’ understanding of what we needed to do and when. They could also tease out conflicts that were not normally apparent from regular Gantt charts and drawings. Using the 4D model for construction progress also manages payment expectations as it allows teams to readily agree on what’s completed and accepted—as well as producing an excellent as-built record for the future maintainer. For me, the news of Bentley Systems’ acquisition of Synchro Software is excellent, and will help reinforce how 4D can be used to improve construction management.”

Bentley Systems’ CEO Greg Bentley said, “Synchro has already inflected upward the construction productivity curve, by leading the adoption of 4D construction modeling for significant projects worldwide. The opportunity to extend digital workflows from BIM to institutionalize 4D construction modeling across infrastructure project delivery, superseding disconnected planning and scheduling, is enormous and immediate; its magnitude is confirmed by the clamor of new startups. Tom Dengenis’ informed enthusiasm and business foresight in anticipating and advancing the market’s potential—reflected in Synchro’s sustained and increasing growth from critical mass to escape velocity—assures me that we now, uniquely, have the right combined team and converged technologies. Every constructor and every infrastructure project can gain from going digital through our 4D construction modeling!”

About Synchro

Synchro Software, Ltd. provides digital construction software and services that improve the safety, reliability, predictability and quality of complex construction projects. Their 4D digital construction platform serves the global market, combining traditional Gantt chart CPM scheduling with integrated 4D visualization capabilities in real time. Their customers range from small consultants to the world's largest and most recognizable contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers using Synchro on high-profile, complex construction projects. For more information visit www.synchroltd.com.

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 users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. 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 comprehensive managed services offered through customized Success Plans.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,500 colleagues in over 50 countries, and is on track to surpass an annual revenue run rate of $700 million. Since 2012, Bentley has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. www.bentley.com

Related Images:

Airport screenshot.jpg – Synchro PRO 4D model of airport construction project

Pull Planning.jpg – 4D Pull Planning in Synchro PRO

Crossrail Station.jpg – Synchro 4D construction modeling of Crossrail Station

Photo attribution: Images courtesy of Bentley Systems

Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, ConstructSim, MicroStation, 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.

Contact information

Bentley Systems, Incorporated
Press Contact:
Jennifer Maguire, +1 610 458 2695
jennifer.maguire@bentley.com
Follow us on Twitter: @BentleySystems

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

New Guidance From ADA and EASD Recommends Use of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors and Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Receptor Agonists for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes16.10.2018 13:15Pressemelding

As the European distributor of INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) and VOKANAMET ® (canagliflozin and metformin) Mundipharma welcomes the news that SGLT2i’s, including canagliflozin, have now been included as an important treatment option in the newly published 2018 ADA/EASD Consensus Report in the early management of T2DM patients with established ASCVD, HF, CKD and also in patients without cardiovascular disease (CVD) especially where there is a compelling need to minimize weight gain or promote weight loss or a need to minimize the risk of hypoglycaemia. The new guidance was co-published in Diabetologia, the journal of EASD, and Diabetes Care, the journal of the ADA, during the annual meeting of EASD in Berlin, Germany on October 5.1 Updates to the guidance took into consideration recent evidence from large CV outcome trials (CVOTs), which included the CANVAS programme, the largest completed and published CV outcomes trial to date for an SGLT2i, which has shown that canagliflozin reduces the

Brightree Launches First Patient App for HME16.10.2018 13:05Pressemelding

Brightree®, the leading provider of cloud-based software to help post-acute care companies improve business performance and patient outcomes, announced today from Medtrade the release of its new Patient Hub to personalize the patient experience and increase revenue for home medical equipment (HME) providers. Patient Hub is a patient engagement app that automates and simplifies how HME providers connect with their patients. It eliminates the need for multiple web portals and consolidates all patient interactions into one secure platform. By improving ease of engagement and automation, Patient Hub empowers care, frees up resources and creates opportunities to accelerate cash flow. The Patient Hub app allows providers to automate simple, repetitive processes such as sending out appointment reminders and requests for insurance updates, or delivering order status and tracking updates. Patients can initiate and complete tasks as well, including updating account information, reordering suppli

KYMCO Announces Entry Into India With Ionex16.10.2018 12:40Pressemelding

KYMCO announces its official entry into India with its game-changing Ionex electric scooter total solution. In partnership with Twenty Two Motors, an Indian company that focuses on developing advanced connected electric vehicles, KYMCO is set to revolutionize the two-wheeler sector in India by bringing the new era of electric scooters and building the open energy platforms long awaited by Indian customers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181016005636/en/ Allen Ko, Chairman, KYMCO (Photo: Business Wire) India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world. The Indian government is actively promoting green movement through policies that encourage the use of electric vehicles as well as the establishment of EV infrastructure. The latest ‘National E-Mobility Programme’ aims to shift one third of petrol and diesel vehicles to electric by 2030. The government has a strong motivation for “go electric, go green” revol

AGCO Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Richenhagen Receives the French Government's Prestigious Legion of Honor16.10.2018 12:00Pressemelding

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today announces that Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation, has been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honor) by the government of France. This high-ranking honorary decoration was bestowed during a recent ceremony held at AGCO’s global headquarters in Duluth, in the presence of the French Consul General in Atlanta, Louis de Corail. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181016005270/en/ Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation, has been named a Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'Honneur (Legion of Honor) by the government of France during a recent ceremony in Duluth, Georgia, USA. (Photo: Business Wire) The Legion of Honor, established by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802, is the hi

Fujitsu to Demonstrate New “Super-Slim” Washable RFID Linen Tags at the EXPOdetergo 18th International Exhibition in Milan, Italy16.10.2018 12:00Pressemelding

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions, has announced today that Fujitsu has developed a new line of washable UHF RFID tags only 7 millimeters wide, 30% smaller than current tags, allowing them to be more easily inserted into the seams of washable items. Fujitsu will debut the new “super-slim” tags, as well as their WT-A533 Linen tags and WT-A533L Fashion tags, at the EXPOdetergo 18th International Exhibition, Hall 1 booth # V10, on October 19-22, 2018, at the Fiera Milano Convention Center, Milan, Italy. The Fujitsu “super-slim” washable RFID Linen tags are targeted for availability in the first quarter of 2019. “Fujitsu has been creating RFID solutions for over 20 years. Our engineering and design teams possess sophisticated engineering, design and antenna optimization intellectual property,” says Michi Sugawara, President and CEO of Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. “By combining this know-how plus our skills in high-volume,

Quotient Sciences Constructs State-of-the-Art Early-Phase Formulation and Manufacturing Facility in U.S.16.10.2018 12:00Pressemelding

Quotient Sciences, a leading drug development services organization, announces a significant expansion to its operations in the U.S. with the opening of a state-of-the-art, 45,000-square-foot facility located near Philadelphia, in Garnet Valley, Pa. The $15 million investment will create a center of excellence for early-phase formulation development and clinical trial manufacturing. The Garnet Valley site will focus on developing small molecule oral drug products, supporting development programs from the preclinical stage through to clinical proof-of-concept. Seamless scale-up to late-phase manufacturing and commercial product supply will continue at Quotient’s nearby Chelsea Parkway facility. “Our new facility was built in response to increasing customer demand for our early-phase formulation development and clinical trial manufacturing services,” said Mark Egerton, Ph.D., CEO of Quotient Sciences. “The site was specifically designed to optimize our ability to work with highly potent