Bentley Systems acquires voice-based site automation developer

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NoteVault’s technology to be integrated with Synchro to feed live site updates into 4D model

Bentley Systems has acquired NoteVault, a developer of mobile construction management software which is used to capture site information using the power of voice.

Through the acquisition, Bentley plans to expand its Synchro digital construction environment with mobile field applications to track and manage labour, materials, and equipment. Immersive 4D models of the construction progress will be combined with detailed up-to-date reports on resource expenditures, enabling more effective management of cost, schedule, and risk.

NoteVault’s automated speech-to-text technology stands out because it has been specifically developed to recognise construction language for accurate transcription. It also enables automated translation, so non-native English speakers can submit daily reports more easily using their native language.

“Digital twins continue to transform the way projects are delivered and operated. Inherent in every digital twin is a stream of continuously updated data, and for construction, automating the semantic interpretation of field reports can now be one of the richest sources of live project information,” said Dustin Parkman, vice president, project delivery, Bentley Systems.


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