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Bentley Software Helps Keep Things Moving for Transportation Projects at Year in Infrastructure
Year in Infrastructure Award Finalists Discuss How Bentley Software Enables Them to Deliver Projects on Time and on Budget

We’re here in London this week for Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) conference and awards. Bentley has made many exciting announcements, including exciting acquisitions of LEGION pedestrian simulation software and Agency9 city-scale reality modeling, and is taking on digital twins with product and service offerings like it’s new, Open-Source Library: iModel.js and iTwin Services.

A highlight of the event is the YII awards, and getting to hear first-hand from Bentley users on their finalist presentations.

This year 57 finalists from 420 nominations were submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world for this year’s theme of going digital.

Here are a few innovative companies working on transportation projects.

Buildings and Campuses

We caught up with Anil Verma of Anil Verma Associates (AVA) and channel partner Archway Systems’ Tom Lazear, to discuss the company’s Regional Connector Transit Corridor (RCTC) project in Los Angeles, Cali., United States. AVA is a finalist in the Building and Campuses category.

AVA is in charge of building three underground stations in downtown Los Angeles for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). The USD 1.7 billion project is expected to be completed by 2022.

Verma said the goal and also challenge is to please the community and make sure the construction doesn’t disrupt the neighborhood as much as possible.

Anil Verma of Anil Verma Associates (AVA)

When asked what the company’s competitive edge is, he said “We proved we could provide cost savings, along with environmental savings like less digging and less material…The station will be a game changer in L.A.”

AVA used AECOsim Building Designer, MicroStation, ProjectWise to assist with the civil engineering of the design.

With Bentley software the company was able to provide real-time visualization of the facility and immediate area throughout the planning and design phases of the project. The interoperability of Bentley applications enabled the project team to view composite 3D models created from MicroStation and AECOsim Building Designer.

ProjectWise was used for collaboration between the engineers, designers, and contractors. In addition it was used for clash detection and visualization. With the application’s ability to quickly track information and reference files, the company was able to reduce travel time and cost, saving approximately USD 6 million in labor costs over the project’s lifecycle.
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Published 2018-10-17 00:00:00