The events held on May 3 and May 5 in New Delhi and Hyderabad attracted more than 400 attendees.
Bentley Systems Incorporated, a leading provider of software solutions for advancing infrastructure, held its CONNECTION Events in Delhi & Hyderabad on 3rd & 5th May respectively and drew over 400 infrastructure professionals from the regions. Attendees learned about the CONNECT Edition, BentleyÂ´s common environment to comprehensively support the delivery of infrastructure projects. The common environment unifies work across the entire project ecosystem and over the full lifecycle of the project. The result is improved performance, with infrastructure projects being delivered on time, on budget, and with less risk. The CONNECT Edition comprises a comprehensive modelling environment, common performance environment, and common data environment, while leveraging the Microsoft Azure cloud service, and supporting a hybrid environment that includes on-premise servers, desktop applications, and mobile apps.
By the end of this information-rich, one-day event, attendees were able to return to their respective organisations with an in-depth understanding of how this next generation of infrastructure engineering software provides a purposefully connected environment to improve the performance of infrastructure projects and assets from design through construction and operations.
Keynote: Advancing Infrastructure
Kaushik Chakraborty, Vice President & Regional Executive, Asia South at Bentley Systems, delivered the keynote address Advancing Infrastructure. The presentation included a brief overview of the companyÂ´s 30 years of cumulative BIM advancements that have enabled its users to more comprehensively deliver their projects, as well as to enhance the performance of the assets being designed, built, and operated.
In discussing the CONNECT Edition, Chakraborty explained how the CONNECT Edition enables organisations and enterprises, including the supply chain beyond your organisational firewalls, to Â´connectÂ´ their projects to a greater degree than was ever possible. He spoke on the convergence of project delivery and operations, and how connecting assets is critical to improving asset performance and how reality modelling is connecting the real world to the virtual world.
Chakraborty also acknowledged the enthusiastic participation of India-based users in BentleyÂ´s annual Be Inspired Awards programme last year. Of the total 350, 68 user projects were nominated from India. His keynote presentation also featured four most innovative project profiles from India which were selected as the winners and finalists in their respective categories.
Highlighted projects included
1.Detailed Design of Utility Infrastructure of an International Headquarter and Jain SRM Ashram at Dharampur, India by TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd. (2015 Winner in Â´Innovation in Land DevelopmentÂ´ category) 2.Tyseley Resource Recovery Centre, UK by MWHGlobal, Pune (2015 Winner in Â´Innovation in Power GenerationÂ´ category) 3.Dholera SIR by AECOM (2015 Finalist in Â´Innovation in MegaprojectsÂ´ category) 4.Detailed design of infrastructure at Wave Hi Tech & Green Tech: an emerging beacon for BIM_4_Water, India by AECOM India Pvt. Ltd. (2015 Finalist in Â´Innovation in Water Network AnalysisÂ´ category) The keynote address continued with a roundup of enhancements to its existing software and key acquisitions and advancements that expand BentleyÂ´s capabilities. The release of new ConstructSim products, for example, enables users to gain visibility into the path of construction using advanced work packaging best practices. ConstructSim Planner simplifies the WorkFace planning process using a virtual construction model, while ConstructSim Work Package Server combines real-time construction information with automated work packaging to increase project visibility, improve productivity, and reduce costs. With the new releases, Bentley has made a major advancement into construction modelling, which progresses the design model with construction sequencing, craft assignments, and materials procurement status – improving project performance, reliability, and safety.