Acquisition will build on capabilities of Synchro to enable 4D construction digital twins
Bentley Systems has acquired E7, an Australia-based specialist in construction delivery software for heavy civil projects.
According to the company, the acquisition will add capabilities to its project delivery solution that helps civil contractors meet the schedule and budget requirements of infrastructure investment programs.
Specifically, it will extend the capabilities of Bentley’s digital construction management software, Synchro, to create what Bentley describes as a ‘comprehensive 4D construction digital twin solution’.
“Visibility into field resource utilisation is key to project profitability,” said Dustin Parkman, vice president, project delivery, Bentley Systems. “The addition of E7 to Bentley’s Synchro digital construction delivery solution complements our industry-leading 4D construction modelling with field-based resource management tools that are essential for heavy civil contractors.
“This new combination makes possible a truly comprehensive digital construction delivery solution for heavy civil contractors everywhere.”
E7 is designed to help firms better utilise resources on site through mobile and web interfaces that transform manual, site-based tasks into digital workflows.
It includes capabilities specifically designed for heavy civil construction, including daily diaries, unplanned event tracking, timesheets, dockets, daily costs, and quantity progress measurement. which enable supervisors to produce daily progress measurement reports.