Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin services for advancing the design, construction and operation of infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of NoteVault, a San Diego-based provider of voice-based field automation for construction management. The acquisition expands Bentley’s SYNCHRO digital construction environment with industry-leading mobile field applications to track and manage labour, materials and equipment. These comprehensive offerings further extend the value of digital twins across construction management, enabling projects to combine immersive 4D models of construction progress with detailed up-to-date reports on resource expenditures, enabling more effective management of cost, schedule and risk, leading to better project outcomes.
NoteVault’s reporting automation solutions are widely used by both large and small construction companies across ENR’s top 400 contractors. Designed to simplify and accelerate job site information collection, NoteVault’s SaaS solution is deployed via mobile devices, offering a unique natural language automated speech-to-text function, augmented with automated machine learning and human transcription to ensure accuracy. Since NoteVault has been engineered specifically for construction site mobile field reporting, it recognises construction-specific language for accurate transcription and enables automated translation. With NoteVault on their mobile devices, construction professionals can help synchronise status reporting effortlessly while saving time and money, and reducing the risk of contractual disputes.
Bentley Systems’ infrastructure “digital twins” technology software continues to transform the way projects are delivered and operated. Inherent in every digital twin is a stream of continuously updated data. Further, for construction works, automating the semantic interpretation of field reports can now be one of the richest sources of live project information. With the addition of NoteVault’s market-leading resource tracking capabilities, the SYNCHRO 4D construction environment will be able to deliver a comprehensive construction “digital twin” solution available.
About Bentley’s project delivery offerings
Bentley Systems provides comprehensive collaboration and constructioneering software, and cloud services for infrastructure project delivery. ProjectWise 365 cloud services take the fullest advantage of Microsoft’s Azure and native web environments. For project digital twins, Bentley’s iTwin Design Review services range from ad hoc 2D/3D discipline-specific workflows through comprehensive and continuous 4D design reviews spanning the full scope of projects, utilising ProjectWise Design Integration. For 4D construction digital twins, Bentley’s SYNCHRO portfolio leverages iTwin services to integrate reality modelling with 4D construction modelling, advanced work packaging, project management and field management cloud services.
The ARC Advisory Group has ranked Bentley as the leading provider of collaborative BIM software. Bentley’s ProjectWise services are the workhorse for work sharing for the majority of the ENR top design firms, including 43 of the top 50 ENR firms.
About Bentley Systems
Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance project delivery (ProjectWise) and asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.
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