Pennsylvania-based infrastructure engineering software firm, Bentley Systems, Inc. has announced the purchase of E7 Pty. Ltd., an Australian company in the field-based construction delivery software to facilitate heavy civil construction.
For the record, the acquisition adds additional capabilities to Bentley’s existing comprehensive project delivery system which helps the civil contractors meet the schedule and financial requirements of infrastructure investment solutions.
Notably, E7 helps organizations meet greater resource utilization and field productivity via web and mobile interfaces which will change the manual, field-led tasks into digital workflows. It also comprises of capabilities that are particularly designed for heavy civil construction, such as daily diaries, unplanned event tracking, dockets, timesheets, daily costs, and quantity progress measurements reports quickly.
In addition to the above, the flexible and reliable daily cost capturing methods of E7 will propel Bentley’s SYNCHRO construction modeling, reporting and project management, voice-based field data capture, task management, along with automation capabilities to develop a 4D construction digital twin solution.
Moreover, the combined efforts allow heavy civil contractors to optimize the use of field resources to stay on budget and schedule.
According to Dustin Parkman, VP of Project Delivery, Bentley Systems, the addition of E7 to Bentley’s SYNCHRO digital construction delivery solutions goes in line with Bentley’s prominent 4D construction model along with field-based resource management tools that are integral for heavy civil contractors.
Hugh Hofmeister, CEO of E7, said that their firm and Bentley’s SYNCHRO team share similar interest and their shared vision will boost the adoption of 4D construction digital twins, significantly benefitting users in driving more profitable project outcomes.
Bentley Systems is a leading name in the infrastructure engineering software firm. The company extends innovative software to enhance the world’s infrastructure- sustaining both the environment and the global economy. It is worth mentioning that Bentley Systems employs over 4,000 colleagues and generates revenues of more than USD 800 million across 172 countries.