India: Bentley Systems acquired a minority interest in Charlotte, North Carolina-based BLUERIDGE Analytics, provider of SITEOPS –site design optimisation technology. “This is an intriguing investment for us,” said Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems.
Further, Greg added, “As we advance information modeling for intelligent infrastructure, by way of integrated projects, what I call ‘simulation towards optimisation’ is increasingly key. SITEOPS shows that a well-structured challenge such as site development can truly be made a science. Though SITEOPS is still in the early adoption stage, the resourceful team at BLUERIDGE Analytics has more than proven its potential in just a few short years. Already, evolutionary computing applied to land development now sets the new standard for preliminary site design performance. Equally important, the company’s management team has demonstrated a viable cloud computing business model that many of us can learn from and perhaps help extend.”
SITEOPS utilises cloud computing to save substantial time and cost while improving land development outcomes. It empowers civil engineering professionals, real estate developers and land planners to quickly perform site configuration simulations, produce preliminary cost estimates, optimise site designs and reduce overall costs.
The conceptual designs are compatible with DGN, DWG, LandXML, and other file formats, so they can be easily exported into software such as Bentley’s MicroStation, Power InRoads, and Power GEOPAK for final design work. Among owner-operators and retailers benefiting from SITEOPS’ many capabilities are Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Target.