Bentley Systems Acquires SITEOPS for Site Engineering

September 30, 2014  - By 0 Comments

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Bentley Systems, Inc., a company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has acquired Blueridge Analytics, provider of SITEOPS – a site design optimization “software at your service.” SITEOPS uses cloud-based computing techniques to empower site development professionals to move beyond engineering to “optioneering,” which enables the exploration of engineering alternatives and their costs. This substantially improves the choices considered for any site development, including commercial, industrial, institutional, campus, and residential projects.

Blueridge Analytics is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

SITEOPS enables civil engineering professionals, real estate developers, and land planners to:

  • perform site configuration simulations that fully assess millions of layout, parking, grading, and drainage options for a site within hours instead of spending months evaluating a handful of options,
  • produce preliminary cost estimates and conceptual designs faster,
  • optimize site designs through advanced optioneering, and
  • minimize overall costs while ensuring engineering quality.

Users of SITEOPS include Stantec, Horrocks Engineers, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Timmons Group, and WSP.

“During the past few years we’ve been tracking SITEOPS technology and its performance in order to authoritatively validate its breakthrough capabilities,” Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said. “Feedback we’ve received from engineering teams and owners has substantiated SITEOPS’ tremendous potential in enabling site development teams to deliver new value to owners. Through the power of site optioneering, owners can be confident that their engineers have considered the best choices and arrived at the most cost-effective solutions for the constraints of their respective sites. Hence, I’ve become convinced that site engineering should no longer be done any other way.”

“To date, the development of SITEOPS technology has focused on continuous improvement to conceptual designs,” said Mike Detwiler, formerly president and CEO of BLUERIDGE Analytics and now Bentley vice president of SITEOPS product development. “Now, within Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio, SITEOPS’ BIM advancement can contribute throughout project delivery. Accordingly, an initial priority will be to complete the end-to-end workflows that Bentley is uniquely able to offer — from site development through detailed design and construction modeling.”

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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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