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Bentley Institute's Digital Advancement Academies Receive BIM Award for BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year


Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies have been named as the winner of the BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Show Live 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK The annual BIM Awards, part of the national conference, honor and recognize the world’s best BIM work by celebrating exceptional and innovative use of BIM in the built environment Iain Miskimmin, senior academies manager for Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies, said, “It’s an honor for Bentley Institute to be recognized for the work we have been doing in this important area since 2012 Having helped to deliver some of the first projects in the UK to embrace a BIM strategy, it’s inspiring to see how far we have come, and how our Digital Advancement Academies continue to support leaders and innovators in the digital built environment to advance digital (BIM) strategies” The BIM Awards were judged by experts in BIM strategy and implementation for today’s modern digital built environment Awards were given in ten categories

Learn more about the awards categories, winners, and judges The awards were announced the evening before the main program kicked off for BIM Show Live 2019, which also featured presentations by experts in the construction industry, including David Philp, Global BIM/MIC Consultancy Director, AECOM and co-author of Building Information Modeling for Dummies Learn more about the conference speakers


Caption and hi-res image: Adam Young (left), associate academies manager, and Iain Miskimmin (center), senior academies manager for Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies, accepted the BIM Enabler/Consultant of the Year Award at BIM Show Live 2019

About Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies An initiative of Bentley Systems, Bentley Institute’s Digital Advancement Academies offer a unique, neutral environment for industry innovators to openly discuss challenges and successes in the built environment, to accelerate and optimize digital (BIM) strategy Bentley Institute partners with industry to act as a catalyst for knowledge exchange, using a process-focused approach to support execution of outcome-based objectives in the creation and operation of digital and physical assets


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Digital Water Works, Inc. Receives Strategic Investment from Bentley Systems


New investment will increase global footprints of both organizations in municipal and investor-owned water and wastewater infrastructure

Denver, Colorado USA – Digital Water Works, a leading global innovator of digital twin solutions for smart wet infrastructure, today announced a strategic investment in the firm by Bentley Systems The investment allows Digital Water Works and Bentley to expand their leadership in bringing superior infrastructure digital twin solutions to municipal and investor-owned water and wastewater utilities worldwide — solutions with the power to enhance their operational visibility, improve efficiency, optimize capital spending, and lower total cost of ownership of their wet infrastructure Digital Water Works’ strategy is to implement its own integrating applications around best-of-breed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software such as Bentley Systems’ OpenFlows and iTwin offerings, which Bentley will license directly to Digital Water Works’ customers The software partnership is not exclusive; Digital Water Works will continue to collaborate with leading software vendors and engineering and technology consulting firms to best serve the water industry By virtue of the investment, Bentley will be entitled to appoint two directors to the Digital Water Works board With deep industry knowledge, world-class capabilities, and cutting-edge technology, Digital Water Works is uniquely positioned to help water and wastewater utilities deploy a scalable, flexible, and holistic digital twin geospatial infrastructure platform based on industry standards and COTS software This revolutionary geospatial platform enables utilities to operate and sustain more resilient wet infrastructure while maintaining compliance, meeting appropriate levels of service at the lowest total life cycle cost, and increasing customer satisfaction Combining real-time intelligence with spatial analytics, digital twins enable pervasive simulation of water distribution and sewer collection systems with immersive visualization and analytics visibility of decision support results for operational performance monitoring and efficiency optimization, powered by artificial intelligence Digital twins also enable work and asset management (both discrete and linear assets), reliability-centered maintenance with bad actor and root cause analysis, and risk-based strategic lifecycle asset management to optimize life cycle costs, extend infrastructure useful life, and prioritize, manage and deliver capital improvement projects “We’re pleased and honored to receive this strategic investment from Bentley,” said Digital Water Works founder and CEO Paul F Boulos, PhD, BCEEM, HonDWRE, DistDNE, DistMASCE, NAE “Their global footprint and product leadership in infrastructure digital twins for the power, oil and gas, transportation, and mining sectors are extensive, and our collaboration for the broadened application of their experience and solutions portfolio will greatly benefit the water industry and deliver tremendous value to our customers” Boulos said that the infrastructure digital twin product suite would be rolled out in phases during the next five to ten months, and that “Next month, we will launch an early adopter program for progressive water and wastewater utilities and engineering firms who want to help with the product design plans and then beta-test the software” Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, “Bentley Systems’ investment in Digital Water Works signifies our recognition that a specialist ‘digital integrator’ entity will play an indispensable role in helping infrastructure owners to take full advantage of digital twins’ potential We believe that our industry-leading OpenFlows modeling software and iTwin Services offerings can advantageously anchor water and wastewater utilities’ advancements in going digital But we believe even more strongly that an open approach, supported by an independent integrator leveraging our unprecedented open-source solution environment, can achieve the greatest benefits for each utility, while accelerating the learning curve for all “And given his track record towards digital advancement for the world’s wet infrastructure utilities already, there could be no one more effective than Dr Paul Boulos in leading their engineers and engineering firms, through Digital Water Works, to realize the unlimited opportunities now opened up by digital twins” About Bentley Systems Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of over $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012 From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake wwwbentleycom About Digital Water Works Digital Water Works is a new breed of engineering technology solutions provider dedicated to innovating exclusively for the global water and wastewater industry The company strategically combines the power of cloud computing, AI, IoT sensors, pervasive engineering simulation, GIS, enterprise asset management and advanced analytics to seamlessly build and implement comprehensive, reliable digital twin solutions for smarter, more sustainable and resilient wet infrastructure The result is right-time, actionable insights that empower water and wastewater utilities to optimize and transform their businesses and to keep their infrastructure operating well into the future at the lowest life cycle cost Founded in 2018 by Paul F Boulos, the Denver-based company is supported by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Board of leading technology, management and engineering experts serving the water industry For more information, visit wwwdigital-wwcom or connect with Digital Water Works on Twitterand LinkedIn Contacts: Digital Water Works Ram Pratti Chief Operating Officer RamPratti@digital-wwcom Bentley Systems Jennifer Maguire Director, Corporate Communications jennifermaguire@bentleycom

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Bentley Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program


Winners to be selected and announced at the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference in Singapore

EXTON, Pa – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced its call for nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance The Year in Infrastructure Awards are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2019 Advancing BIM through Digital Twins is the theme of this year’s conference, which takes place October 21 through 24 in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre Winners are announced at a gala and awards program during the conference Users of Bentley software are invited to enter their projects in the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, no matter which phase the project is in – preconstruction/conceptual, design, construction, or operations The three finalists chosen for each awards category win a trip to Singapore to attend the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Conference, as guests of Bentley Systems As part of the conference, the finalists will present their projects before the judges, industry thought leaders, and more than 100 members of the media Every project nominated for an award receives recognition across the global infrastructure community Through the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, participants:    • gain global recognition by having their infrastructure projects profiled in Bentley’s      Infrastructure Yearbook, which is distributed in print and digital formats to media,      government, and industry influencers around the world; all winners’ and finalists’ projects are      featured on bentleycom

•    enhance their competitive edge by demonstrating to existing and potential clients the value      they add to projects through their digital innovations

•    receive media coverage from global media and support from the Bentley team in marketing and      promoting their respective projects to the media The 18 Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards categories recognize advancements in going digital for the following categories:    • 4D Construction Modeling    • Bridges    • Buildings and Campuses    • Communications and Utilities    • Digital Cities    • Geotechnical Engineering    • Manufacturing    • Mining and Offshore Engineering    • Power Generation    • Project Delivery    • Rail and Transit    • Reality Modeling    • Roads and Highways    • Road and Rail Asset Performance    • Structural Engineering    • Utilities and Industrial Asset Performance    • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants    • Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Networks Additionally, projects that represent Bentley’s mission of advancing infrastructure, but which transcend the narrower focus of the individual category awards, can be considered for Special Recognition awards including:    • Advancements in Digital Twins for Project Delivery (Project Digital Twins) for a project using a      digital twin to gain useful insights, such as understanding the impact of change and design      alternatives or highlighting issues with the quality of project data, to more effectively collaborate      with the extended project team, or to model the performance of a project and its construction    • Advancements in Digital Twins for Asset Performance (Performance Digital Twins) for projects      involving an operating infrastructure asset that uses a digital twin to gain useful insights to      improve the performance of an operating asset –throughput, safety, compliance,      maintenance – to evaluate the relative impact of different operational strategies, to support      training of operational staff or to support remote operations of an asset    • Advancements in Sustainability and Resilience for a project that has been designed or      an infrastructure asset that is being operated to achieve better sustainability (lower carbon      footprint, better use of renewables, reduced environmental impact) or higher resilience      (ability to withstand and recover from man-made or natural disasters, adaptability to       changing conditions) For additional information about the Year in Infrastructure Awards program, or to nominate a project, visit the Year in Infrastructure Awards website Watch a one-minute video about the nomination process Image and Caption: Winners of Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

Image courtesy of Bentley Systems # # # Bentley, the Bentley logo, AssetWise, 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

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Bentley Systems Introduces Mixed Reality App for Infrastructure Construction Projects Using Microsoft HoloLens 2 at Mobile World Congress Event


Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR brings the benefits of mixed reality to users in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry

EXTON, Pa – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, presented SYNCHRO XR, its app for immersively visualizing 4D construction digital twins with the new Microsoft HoloLens 2, which Microsoft announced during a press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Selected as a Microsoft mixed reality partner representing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, Bentley demonstrated how with SYNCHRO XR for HoloLens 2, users can interact collaboratively with digital construction models using intuitive gestures to plan, visualize, and experience construction sequencing Project digital twin data is visualized with the HoloLens 2 via Bentley’s connected data environment, powered by Microsoft Azure With the mixed reality solution, construction managers, project schedulers, owner operators, and other project stakeholders can gain insights through immersive visualization into planned work, construction progress, potential site risks, and safety requirements Additionally, users can interact with the model together and collaboratively experience 4D objects in space and time, as opposed to traditional interaction with a 2D screen depicting 3D objects Noah Eckhouse, senior vice president, project delivery for Bentley Systems, said, “Our SYNCHRO XR app for HoloLens 2 provides a totally new way to interact with digital twins for infrastructure projects Users benefit from a new perspective on the design and a deeper, more immediate understanding of the work and project schedule Instead of using a 2D screen with a mouse and keyboard, the user can now walk around the model with their body and reach out and grab digital objects that appear to co-occupy physical reality This is a powerful way to review work that is completed and to prepare for upcoming work at the jobsite” Menno de Jonge, director of digital construction for the Royal BAM Group, said, “We are currently using SYNCHRO and HoloLens 2 mixed reality solution for the construction site for a large museum project in the city of Rotterdam The real need for a digital transformation in our industry is about avoiding rework at our construction site Using this technology, we can easily visualize the construction schedule Then, we can see if we are behind in schedule, we can flag any potential problems or issues, look into the problems, and get back on track” Alex Kipman, technical fellow, AI and mixed reality at Microsoft, said, “The newly announced Microsoft HoloLens 2 is a self-contained holographic computer that enables hands-free, heads-up interaction with digital models It builds on the breakthrough innovation of HoloLens and is even more immersive, more comfortable and delivers industry-leading value right out of the box with partners like Bentley We’re excited to work with Bentley, a mixed reality partner, to provide the opportunity for customers to take advantage of the HoloLens 2 and SYNCHRO XR technology to experience a new dimension of creativity and teamwork for their AEC projects” Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program is focused on enabling and supporting solution providers who are committed to building mixed reality solutions Upon acceptance to the program, Microsoft provides training, technical assistance, sales and marketing enablement, and business planning In 2018, Microsoft awarded Bentley Systems as its CityNext Partner of the Year More about SYNCHRO More about HoloLens 2 Caption and Image: Bentley’s SYNCHRO XR and Microsoft HoloLens 2 bring the benefits of mixed reality to construction sites

Attribution: Image courtesy of Bentley Systems

More about Bentley Systems Bentley, the Bentley logo, and SYNCHRO 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

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