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Bentley Systems to Present Its Bridge Solutions at IABSE 2017 Symposium in Vancouver, Canada

Parul Dubey on September 7, 2017 - in Events, News


Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, will be presenting and demonstrating Bentley’s bridge solutions at the 2017 IABSE (International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering) Symposium. Bentley’s bridge experts will be available for press interviews during conference hours on September 21, 22, and 23, 2017.



  • Advancing the Design, Engineering, Analysis, and Operation of Bridges – Moderated by Lee Tanase, Senior Director, Bridge Product Development
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017


  • Wind Buffering in Time Domain Analysis of Long-Span Bridges using RM Bridge – Presented by Dr. Shri Bhide, Director of Product Management, Bridge, and Dr. Afshin Hatami, Product Manager, Bridge
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Capturing the Higher Mode Effects in Pushover Analyses of Bridges – Presented by Bentley Channel Partner, Mitja Papinutti, TDA-COWI, Olso, Norway
  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


  • Young Engineers Workshop – Bridge Dynamic Response by Design – Presented by Jeff Kroon, Product Sales Consultant, Alex Mabrich, Senior Application Engineer, Bridge, and Afshin Hatami, Product Manager, Bridge
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



IABSE Symposium

Westin Bayshore Hotel and Conference Center

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Visit Bentley experts in Booths 4 and 5



Lee Tanase, Senior Director, Bridge Product Development

Dr. Shri Bhide, Director of Product Management, Bridge

Dr. Afshin Hatami, Product Manager, Bridge

Jeff Kroon, Product Sales Consultant

Alex Mabrich, Senior Application Engineer, Bridge



To schedule an interview, or for more details on Bentley’s presentations during IABSE 2017, please contact Christine Byrne, Bentley Systems’ senior media relations manager, at [email protected].


Speaker bios:

Mr. Lee D. Tanase

Lee Tanase, Senior Director of Business Development for Bridge and Geotechnical for Bentley Systems,

has more than thirty years of progressive engineering and management experience, primarily in the field of bridge engineering and technology. Mr. Tanase is an accomplished professional with expertise ranging from leading bridge design and inspection projects to software development and technology operations. An expert in introducing innovative technical and practical solutions focused on increased efficiency for the full lifecycle of bridge related projects, Mr. Tanase is an advocate and active participant in the implementation of bridge intelligent modeling (BrIM) worldwide. He joined Bentley in 2007, from LEAP Software, Inc. where he was President and CEO for more than eleven years. Mr. Tanase is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the American Concrete Institute, and serves on numerous professional committees. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, College of Civil Engineering, Iasi, Romania.


Dr. Shri Bhide

Shri Bhide, Director of BrIM Product Management, joined Bentley Systems in 2008, and is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This honor, which is held by fewer than 4 percent of ASCE members, recognizes Dr. Bhide’s many contributions to the civil engineering profession. His multi-faceted career spans bridge and building design, software product management, technical marketing, program management, research, and training. As chair of the National Concrete Bridge Council, he worked with the Federal Highway Administration in key national initiatives namely, implementation of LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, Accelerated Bridge Construction, and High Performance Concrete for bridges. Among his awards are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Designer of the Year Award, and ACI’s Wason Medal Award for the most meritorious paper. Dr. Bhide is active in several professional societies including ACI, PCI, PTI, ASBI, and TRB. He received a Bachelor of Technology degree in civil engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and earned Master of Applied Science and PhD degrees at University of Toronto.


Dr. Afshin Hatami, PE joined Bentley Systems in 2015, and the Product Manager for Bentley’s RM Bridge software. He is a professional engineer in the state of California with 16 years of comprehensive experience in project engineering and bridge design with seismic considerations. Dr. Afshin has academic experience teaching bridge design and structural analysis courses for 8 years both abroad and in the United States, and served as a vice chair of the civil engineering department. During his academic years, Dr. Afshin was involved in analytical and experimental investigations of several bridge research projects funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) and Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR).


Mr. Jeff Kroon is a bridge software specialist with Bentley Systems. Throughout his career he has helped companies discover and take advantage of the technical and business benefits of working with the proper mix of software solutions and workflows.

Mr. Kroon is a registered EIT in the state of Indiana and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in civil/structural engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2010. Early in his career, he trained many companies in North America in the use of complex bridge design software and has spoken at numerous bridge conferences. After spending some time as a design engineer, he returned to Bentley as a global product specialist, advocating for the advancement of technology in the bridge industry throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Mr. Alexander Mabrich, MSc, PE joined the Bentley Systems team 25 years ago. As a Senior Consultant, he provides consulting, training and support services for multidisciplinary design projects. His bridge, roadway, site, drainage, and geotechnical expertise ranges from resurfacing roadway projects through multilevel complex interchanges in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

A registered PE in Florida, Mr. Mabrich graduated from Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru in 1988 and obtained his Master of Science in civil engineering degree from Florida International University in 1996. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at Saint Thomas University. Mr. Mabrich is also a recognized speaker in civil and geotechnical conferences with papers published for conferences in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Peru.


About Bentley’s Bridge Solutions


Bentley’s bridge solutions allow you to address complex modelling, design, and analysis of all bridge types on both existing and new structures:

  • LEAP Bridge –  Innovative analysis, design, and load-rating functionality come together in one advanced environment with LEAP, a powerful modelling and analysis solution for small to medium sized concrete and steel bridges
  • OpenBridge Modeler – Develop intelligent 3D parametric models within the context of an overall transportation project for rapid and iterative design
  • RM Bridge – Streamline analytical tasks, handle complex engineering issues, and produce accurate, dependable results for all bridge types, classes, and materials



About Bentley Systems, Incorporated


Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services. For additional information, visit www.bentley.com.

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