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gINT Supports Comprehensive Geotechnical Information Management System for the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City

June 12, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling, Smart Cities

The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City ensures sustainable development and enhances the quality of life for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Since its inception in 1962, the Municipality has implemented projects aimed at establishing modern infrastructure…

Federated GIS Based on Bentley Map Enables Cancún to Collect 66 Percent More Property Tax

May 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured

Bentley Channel Partner Innovacion Sistemas y Proyectos (iSP) is a leading provider of geospatial information systems (GIS) services to local, state,…

3D Technology Enhances Underwater Bridge Inspection

A new technology that uses 3D-imaging sonar will enable MnDOT engineers to visualize the substructure of a bridge in a way they never have before. Until…

ScottishPower Strikes a Strategy for Asset Management and Process Safety

May 13, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Feature, Featured

Energy company ScottishPower, a division of Iberdrola, was the first power generator and the second company in the world to be certified on BSI Publicly Available Specification 55 (PAS 55:2008), which benchmarks best practices, in asset management. AssetWise…

Improving Pipeline Information Sharing

May 8, 2014 - in Column, Energy, Maintenance, Pipelines

On September 9, 2010, a section of natural gas pipeline in San Bruno, California, exploded leading to significant property damage and the death of 9 people.  The cause of the explosion was ultimately traced to defective welds and a decision to increase the…

Sweco’s ‘Live BIM’ Railway Project Improves Efficiency on Hallandsås Project

The construction of a railway tunnel through the Hallandsås ridge in southern Sweden has a long history, but the end is in sight with the start of traffic services scheduled for late 2015. To help meet the demanding project schedule and the challenges of…

HR Wallingford Nears Completion on State-of-the-Art Marine Test Facility

Work to create one of the world’s largest maritime test facilities has entered its final stage following the completion of a £3 million development at HR Wallingford’s site in Oxfordshire, UK. Keys to the new 1,600 m2 building were presented to HR Wallingford…

Bentley Introduces Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) for Intelligent 3D Models for Underneath Construction Zones

Dealing with the infrastructure that can’t be seen, and that in some cities has been in the ground for 100 or more years, is a serious challenge that directly impacts project budgets. Users want a solution to accomplish good space management and good workflows…

Do We Still Need Geospatial Standards?

April 21, 2014 - in Column, Modeling

Since 1994, I have participated in, facilitated, and lead a variety of standards activities. I have helped develop standards in the OGC, OASIS, ISO, OMA, IETF, W3C – the list goes on. Given this commitment to the standards world, you might think that I have…

Mobile Apps Increase the Productivity of Infrastructure Professionals Working in the Field

April 6, 2014 - in Feature, Featured, Modeling

When working in the field, it is important that personnel are able to view and analyze the most current infrastructure data. Bentley’s mobile Apps bring that information to field crews’ fingertips, whether they leverage that data in construction, maintenance,…