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Issue Date: December 2003

The four pillars of Bentley

1 December 2003

"I do not believe any other engineering software vendor is as well aligned with the infrastructure needs of Africa across all areas as Bentley is," says Tex van Deventer, managing director of the local office of Bentley Systems. "When you look at all the infrastructure drivers of a healthy economy, roads, bridges, railways, buildings, process plants, you find that Bentley design and management tools play a leading role. It is no wonder that Spoornet, ESKOM, SASOL and the whole of the mining industry appear on our very impressive list of local clients."
Founded in 1984, Bentley Systems is a global software vendor with annual revenues in excess of R2 billion. Bentley provides software solutions to create, manage, and publish architectural, engineering, and construction content. These solutions enable leading firms and owners to design, build, and operate facilities, industrial plants, roads, railways, and other essential infrastructure assets.
Recently, Bentley acquired the civil solutions from InfraSoft and Intergraph and REBIS AutoPLANT. These solutions run on both AutoCAD and MicroStation. The message? To Bentley it is not a race for the graphics engine but being the primary provider of a superior engineering solution. BuildBentley provides vertical solutions for building design and facilities management to architects, engineers, contractors, and facility owners. Building Information Modelling (BIM) upgrades the way these parties collaborate, making them more productive, turning people into teams, tools into solutions, and tasks into processes.
Bentley BIM captures essential building concepts and information beyond drawings and provides a managed environment for building projects and operations. CivilUsed by all top 20 ENR transportation design firms, Bentley is a leading provider of software solutions for the transportation industry. Bentley offers complete civil design solutions for highways, bridges, railways, site developments and pipelines, as well as intelligent transportation systems. Civil engineers and professional surveyors design the Bentley solutions. The software handles virtually any design circumstance for road, rail and site design. GeoSpatial, A member of the OpenGIS consortium, Bentley provides tools for spatial asset owners and utilities, providing a platform for planning, engineering, operating and maintaining spatial assets. Together with integrators, Bentley offers solutions that combine CAD and GIS technologies for, amongst others, land base mapping, water and wastewater network management, asset management, public works, tax assessment, land register and land use management.
PlantBentley, PlantSpace and AutoPLANT are the solutions of choice for plant owners and engineers worldwide, offering integrated technologies that manage plant design and construction, data and systems integration, information management and communications. The solutions are extensively used in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, water, wastewater, biotech, food and beverage, pulp and paper, mineral and metals, shipbuilding and power generation.
For more information contact Bentley Systems South Africa, 011 462 5811,

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