This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Trimble And Bentley Accelerate Information Mobility With An Integrated Workflow For Road And Site Construction

Stocks in this article: TRMB

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Bentley Systems announced today the next advance of information mobility between project design and field construction. Using Bentley's ProjectWise collaboration servers and services, along with its i-model technology for the open exchange of infrastructure information, and Trimble's Business Center – HCE office software, an integrated workflow for road and site construction is now possible. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration, as part of its "Every Day Counts" vision, has recognized that using 3D models with GPS-enabled heavy equipment for road construction can increase productivity by up to 50 percent. Trimble and Bentley are at the forefront of enabling this vision by joining forces to optimize the transfer of information-rich 3D engineered models to 3D constructible models.

The announcement was made today at the Transportation Research Board AFB80 2014 Summer Committee Meeting.

Bentley's V8 i (SELECTSeries 3) civil engineering software, powered by OpenRoads, generates i-models from detailed designs that are managed by ProjectWise and can be easily transferred to Business Center – HCE for construction preparation and management. Business Center – HCE uses Bentley's i-models to streamline the creation of 3D constructible models from the final contract drawings. To optimize construction management processes and maximize information transfer, Trimble ® Connected Site ® technology can then be used to send the designs wirelessly to machines and field systems on the construction site.

Design and engineering teams can use Bentley's ProjectWise to link construction and design offices. Contractors will have the ability to collaborate more effectively with designers on the constructible model by connecting Business Center – HCE directly to ProjectWise, so design information can be retrieved in the i-model. This integrated and managed workflow can enable more efficient bidding and estimating, faster project approvals, reduced change orders and shortened construction timelines.

"Accessing Bentley's 3D i-models gives users of Trimble construction solutions the ability to optimize design-construct processes, and strengthen collaboration between the engineer and the contractor to reduce project costs and schedules. Optimizing processes between engineered models and constructible models are key for construction project success," said Roz Buick, vice president and general manager of Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction Division. "Ultimately, this efficiency can result in significant savings for all stakeholders on the project, including owners."

"In 2012, Trimble and Bentley announced a strategic alliance to help engineers and contractors work smarter, collaborating together, through advanced information mobility. The ultimate goal was to further the connection and alignment between the virtual and physical environments for infrastructure and site projects, reducing project risk and increasing productivity. The newly announced integrated workflow moves us a step closer to that objective by facilitating information mobility between the design office, construction site and the field," said Harry Vitelli, vice president, construction and field, Bentley Systems.

The integrated workflow for road and site construction from Trimble and Bentley is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2014.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 18,030.21 +6.04 0.03%
S&P 500 2,081.88 -0.29 -0.01%
NASDAQ 4,773.4720 +8.0480 0.17%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs