Bentley acquires Synchro in 4D push

By on 26 June, 2018

Bentley’s acquisition of Synchro will see change management capabilities available within the ProjectWise suite. Image courtesy of Bentley Systems.

Bentley Systems has announced its acquisition of Synchro Software, in a move that will see the firm bring Synchro’s BIM time dimension modelling into their ProjectWise construction software suites.

Bentley aims to introduce Synchro’s 4D construction modeling through the ProjectWise connected data environment (CDE) to provide change synchronisation functionality to keep discrete BIM processes aligned when managing construction projects.

The software maker says that this capability can assure that BIM deliverables remain updated for changes construction, ‘aligning the as-designed, as-constructed, and as-operated digital engineering models to improve both project performance and asset performance.’

“I’m very excited about what Synchro brings to Bentley’s capabilities for comprehensive project delivery, not only in terms of technology, but also by virtue of the proven construction expertise of the Synchro team, led by the vision and advocacy of Tom Dengenis,” said Stephen Jolley, vice president of construction for Bentley.

“In construction modeling for industrial projects, the market is already converging around ConstructSim’s advanced work packaging and workface planning. In the advancement of going digital for civil and building construction, the needed impetus for these ‘industrialised’ advantages is precisely what we are now announcing. For infrastructure projects, integrating Synchro’s 4D construction modeling completes the reach of our ProjectWise CDE.”

Synchro CEO Tom Dengenis was similarly effusive about the news.

“This combination reflects my conviction about what’s imperative for finally driving infrastructure construction substantially forward. At Synchro, we accomplished the breakthrough of 4D construction modeling software many years ago, but we have wanted to advance the market faster than our own continuous growth,” he said.

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