Bentley eyes ‘site optioneering’ with SITEOPS acquisition

Bentley eyes ‘site optioneering’ with SITEOPS acquisition

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US, 29 September 2014: Bentley Systems has acquired Charlotte-based SITEOPS provider, Blueridge Analytics to harvest the potential of site optioneering market.

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.

Commenting on the acquisition, Bentley Systems’ CEO Greg Bentley said, “During the past few years we’ve been tracking SITEOPS technology and its performance in order to authoritatively validate its breakthrough capabilities. Through the power of site optioneering, owners can be confident that their engineers have considered the best choices and have arrived at the most cost-effective solutions for the constraints of their respective sites.”

Mike Detwiler, formerly president and CEO of BLUERIDGE Analytics and now Bentley vice president, SITEOPS product development, said, “To date, the development of SITEOPS technology has focused on continuous improvement to conceptual designs. 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 — from site development through detailed design and construction modelling.”

Source: Bentley Systems