WSB and Bentley launch new digital construction management solution

Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software firm, announced a partnership with WSB to lead civil infrastructure owners and contractors to adopt infrastructure digital twins. WSB has launched a digital construction management solution and advisory service, based on Bentley’s SYNCHRO, to help the civil infrastructure market overcome challenges of adopting model-based digital workflows and leveraging the power of construction digital twins.

What does this mean for the civil infrastructure market?

WSB is the first firm to join the Bentley Digital Integrator Program for construction to provide programmatic go-to-market support and knowledge transfer to engineering and project delivery firms and system integrators curating digital twins for clients’ infrastructure assets.

Construction work is often based on 2D drawings, spreadsheets, and document-based workflows resulting in errors, waste, and rework causing projects to be over budget. Bentley and WSB will lead firms in transforming construction by adopting tech and digital delivery.

Through industry-leading software, expertise, and innovation, Bentley and WSB’s digital construction management initiative is shaping the way infrastructure projects are delivered.

Key services include enabling a single source of truth by connecting project, contract, and document management to the future of design—a 3D/4D/5D constructable model—as well as the ability to create constructable models from 2D plan sets, which allows the transition to a single source of truth for all stakeholders. This initiative is committed to putting the top model-based construction management tool in the hands of those who build the work.

In addition, WSB promotes advanced project delivery and knows how to apply the right technology and expertise to support their customers’ aspirations for a digital future.

Project teams will realize the value of model-based digital delivery for better project efficiency. Civil infrastructure owners and contractors will overcome barriers to tech adoption to drive efficiencies from preconstruction planning through construction execution. Skills will improve as more projects adopt model-based delivery, resulting in it becoming the standard.

What does the partnership mean for WSB?

SYNCHRO, Bentley’s construction management software that supports the entire civil construction lifecycle with simple office-to-field workflows and gives firms insight into project performance, productivity, and financial health, is the foundation for WSB’s offering.

SYNCHRO is the construction service of the Bentley Infrastructure Cloud leveraging digital twin technologies, powered by iTwin. Bentley and WSB are meeting the market where it is and providing the tools, training, education, and support required to make the digital leap.

“WSB is committed to delivering innovative, reliable, and secure solutions through the use of advanced tech. We believe the successful deployment of an operational 3D model drives transparency, maximizes ROI, makes possible true lifecycle planning, and drives collaboration to connect and align all stakeholders,” said Jon Chiglo, Chief Operating Officer of WSB.

Jon Chiglo, Chief Operating Officer of WSB

“We have an entire organization that is leading, creating, and innovating into our digital future. Our partnership with Bentley is an important part of this vision and we are excited to bring this digital construction management service to market,” Jon Chiglo further commented.

What does the partnership mean for Bentley Systems?

Commenting on the partnership with WSB, Carsten Gerke, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Bentley Systems, said, “Owners and construction firms realize that new digital workflows are needed to meet infrastructure demands. Applying these digital workflows successfully requires a deep understanding of technology, processes, and data.”

“The Bentley Digital Integrator Program is built around combining technology with subject matter expertise for improved infrastructure. And WSB joining the program provides a leapfrog opportunity for all our transportation users,” Carsten Gerke further commented.

“Owners and construction firms realize that new digital workflows are needed to meet infrastructure demands, but they often face issues when determining how best to adopt technology,” commented Rich Humphrey, Vice President of Construction with Bentley.

“In civil infrastructure, they also face unique challenges related to the nature of the design information they receive, and the spatial logistics involved. Bentley and WSB will enable project teams to resolve adoption hurdles and ensure that tech results in a step function improvement in the way projects are delivered from design through construction execution.”